PESHAWAR Senior Minister Bashir Ahmad Bilour has announced ban on holding of rallies and processions at historical Qissakhwani Bazaar following the pressing demand of the trader community. The decision was taken during a meeting with the delegation of shopkeepers and traders of Qissakhwani Bazaar at his office in Civil Secretariat here. The delegation apprised him of the human and property losses and other problems faced by them in backdrop of the repeated suicide and terror blasts in the busiest bazaar. The delegation also thanked the Senior Minister for his sincere efforts for welfare of the people of Peshawar including the trader community, especially freezing the 25 percent annual increase on rents of the municipal shops for three years as well as lauded the bold steps of the provincial government for combating terror and assured full support in this regard. Bashir Bilour regretted that the present wave of terrorism was in fact the remains of the past dictatorial regime, however, he assured that the present democratic government would never leave citizens on the mercy of terrorists but would uproot the menace. That was why, he said, that terrorists considered the ANP government a hurdle in their way and were bent upon to target the ANP workers and leadership. Scores of hundreds of ANP activists, elected representatives and workers had been killed in suicide blasts while he was also targeted in suicide blasts four times but he narrowly escaped. He said that the provincial government realised the grievances of its citizens and plight of the trader community due to continued terror blasts in the provincial metropolis but every effort would be taken to compensate them accordingly. He on the occasion besides contacting the Commissioner and DCO of Peshawar to impose ban on rallies and processions in Qissakhwani Bazaar under Section 144 also assured financial assistance to the terror-affected shopkeepers, asking them to submit their claims with the committee concerned at the SCCI office. He also directed the official concerned to ensure drainage and cleanliness at Qissakhwani Bazaar as well as repairing all the streets and roads lights there. Similarly, the PDA was asked to repair all the footpaths. He, while paying rich tributes to the valiant role of Peshawar traders against the terrorism, said that their sacrifices had become a golden chapter of the history. He assured that the present government would create congenial atmosphere for trade and commerce activities in the province. Meanwhile, a review meeting of all the ongoing development projects at the University of Peshawar (UoP) was held on Thursday. in chair Vice Chancellor University of Peshawar Prof. Dr. Azmat Hayat. According to a press release issued here the contractors briefed the Vice-Chancellor about the pace of work on major projects like completion of the new academic block, University employees housing colony and Pashto museum. They said that Pashto museum is going to be completed by April 30 and would be able for formal inauguration in a days time, while most of the houses in the employees colony would to be handed over on May 31 this year. The Project Director of the Academic Block informed Vice-Chancellor that the mega project would be handed over after completion in the first week of June. The Vice-Chancellor stressed all the contractors to meet the deadlines about the completion of projects, otherwise, they would be seriously fined and their contracts would be cancelled. He said that the university was planning to shift most of the departments to the new academic block. He showed satisfaction and happiness over the completion of construction work on Pashto museum, and adding it would indeed be an asset for the students.