LAKKI MARWAT – The provincial government has made Lakki Marwat Tehsil Municipal Officer Abdul Wahid Khattak OSD and ordered probe into the charges of illegalities and violation of rules against him.

Sources in tehsil municipal administration told this correspondent on Saturday that Khattak had been accused of indulging into illegalities and violating rules/policy regarding publication of tenders and award of contracts of developmental schemes. “The official was also accused of violation of rules in awarding contracts, conducting auctions and making appointments in the civic body”, they said.

They said that two citizens of Lakki also lodged complaints with higher authorities of local council board wherein they leveled serious charges of irregularities and illegalities against the former tehsil municipal officer.

According to a notification a copy of which is available with this scribe, Mr Abdul Wahid Khattak, BS-16, TMO, TMA Lakki Marwat has been posted as OSD in Local Council Board and a fact finding enquiry has been ordered against him. LCB deputy secretary Faiz Muhammad was appointed as enquiry officer by the competent authority with instructions to furnish his detailed report with recommendations within fifteen days.

The competent authority has also TMA Lakki Marwat tehsil officer (regulation), tehsil officer (infrastructure) and tehsil officer (finance) to provide full assistance and support to the enquiry officer in enquiry proceedings as and when required by him.

Meanwhile, Qalam Badshah, (BS-17), TMO, TMA Naurang has been assigned additional charge of the post of TMO, TMA Lakki till further orders.

NGO services lauded

Shabab-e-Milli Pakistan, President, Attiqur Rehman gave a shield to Abdul Ghaffar Faryadi, the president of Al-Khidmat Foundation district chapter in recognition of his services in humanitarian relief activities.

According to a press release on Saturday, the AKF president was given the shield in youth assembly organised by SMP in Naurang town. Jamat-e-Islami provincial deputy amir Merajud Din, district amir Maulana Malik Meer Shah, SMP district president Malik Jehanzeb Hasan and secretary general Arshad Aman Gandapur were also present on the occasion.

Attiq appreciated the humanitarian assistance activities of AK foundation and called upon the youths to spare themselves for serving humanity. He said that young people should come forward with the aspiration of voluntarism and provide all sorts of relief and assistance to the people in distress under the banner of alkhidmat foundation.