LAKKI MARWAT – Chairman District Development Committee and PPP MPA Anwar Saifullah Khan has called upon the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti to order construction of cadet college in the district.

He said 1000-kanal piece of land was provided for the purpose by the ‘Raees of Eesakkhel’ Haji Muhammad Aslam Khan free of cost. Speaking at the oath taking ceremony of district bar association in the Judicial Complex Tajazai on Monday, he said that the college project was of much importance for the educational development of the backward district and it should not be affected by the ‘leg pulling’ politics.

He administered oath to the office-bearers of the bar association and also inaugurated the newly built conference hall. Saifullah announced a grant of Rs 5,00,000 for Lakki bar and assured that he would also bear the expenses of lawyers’ excursion tour trip. “There is a need for concerted efforts for the uplift of deprived and neglected Lakki Marwat district,” he said, calling upon the local politicians to forge unity and work for the betterment of area people.

Commending the role of legal fraternity in restoration of democracy and supremacy of law he said that the lawyer community should exercise their energies to provide speedy justice to the litigants.

Meanwhile, speaking at a public meeting in Bachkan Ahmadzai, he said that he would use his influence to get approved a new feeder for Ahmadzai villages.  He said the new power feeder would help to resolve the problems low voltage and overloaded transformers in the area. He also assured that special funds would be arranged to launch uplift schemes in education, water supply, irrigation and other sectors. MPA Anwar Saifullah Khan also inaugurated the office of a local weekly newspaper in Lakki city by cutting the lace.

President of district press club Hafiz Minhajud Din, Raees of Eesakkhel Haji Muhammad Aslam Khan, Ameer Mashal Khan, Muhammad Idrees Khan and Jamil Ahmad Khan were also present on the occasion.

Meanwhile, residents of Tajazai on Monday blocked the Indus Highway to record their protest against Pesco for carrying out prolonged electricity loadshedding.

The protesters gathered on the main road and chanted slogans against the local officials of Peshawar Electric Supply Company. The busiest highway connecting Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with other three provinces remained closed for nearly two hours, which caused nuisance for transporters and commuters.

The area elders said on the occasion that they had no objection on the approved schedule of loadshedding. But the local officials concerned of Pesco disconnected electricity supply by dropping power links on the transmission line just to conceal power thefts and cover line losses”, they disclosed.

They made it clear that the residents of Tajazai would not allow the authorities concerned o implement their self made schedule of load shedding.

They said that the power breakdowns on one hand had caused shortage of water both for drinking and irrigation purposes and on the other side students were faced with problems to make preparation for secondary school certificate examination.

Assistant Coordination Officer Liaqat Ali Bhatti along with local Pesco officials rushed to the spot and got the highway opened for vehicular traffic after holding held successful talks with elders.