PESHAWAR - On behalf of President of Pakistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan on Monday conferred civil and military awards to various professionals, who excelled in deferent fields of life along with 142 families of the Army Public School martyrs.  

The awards giving ceremony was held here at the Govenor’s House which was also participated by FATA members of National Assembly. Those who received Sitar-e-Imtiaz included Riaz Khan Mehsood, Deputy Commissioner Kohat, Wilson Wazir, Gomal Degree College Colony resident of Landi Kotal Khyber Agency.

Those who received Pride of Performance Award includes Professor Dr Riaz Ahmad Mufti, NUST, Jehan Sultana Peshawar, Sultan Mohammad Sakoon Abbottabad. Those who received Tamagha-e-Imtiaz included Dr Mohammad Raza Shah, Institute of Chamistry Karachi University, Professor Dr Mohammad Tahir Shah, Geology Department Peshawar University, Professor Doctor Mohammad Naseem Khan, Peshawar University, Professor Dr Mohammad Nesar Ahmad, Chamical Sciences Peshawar University, Haroon Ur Rasheed Warsak Road Peshawar, Arbab Abdul Wakeel Peshawar, Laiq Zada Laiq, Hafiz Sanaullah daily Frontier Star Peshawar and Amir Atlas Khan Peshawar.

Addressing the participants, the Governor congratulated the recipients of awards and also paid tributes to the martyrs of the APS attack. He said that sacrifices rendered by the innocent students will be written in golden words of history.

He added that nation will stand united against terrorism and the time is not far when there will be peace and tranquility across the country.

Woman appeals PHC CJ for son’s recovery: An elderly aggrieved woman has appealed the Chief Justice Peshawar High Court (PHC) and Inspector General of Police to help recover her son Habib Gul from police captivity.

While addressing a news conference on Monday here at the Press Club, Anbiya Bibi, mother one Habib Gul hailing from Akora Khattak, alleged that SHO Cantonment Police Station Nowshera Haji Muhammad picked up her son for no reason. The police shifted him to an unknown place instead of keeping him at the area police station.

She alleged that the said SHO had demanded Rs0.3 million for his release, but failing to meet his demand he implicated Habib Gul in fake cases.

While narrating her ordeals, she said her son was working as daily wager in a vehicles bargain shop in Akora Khattak area and has no other source of income. She alleged the SHO picked up Habib on January 27 last on the pretext of his involvement in criminal activities. She also lamented that they told the SHO about their poor financial conditions, but he started threatening to implicate Habib in fake criminal cases. Anbiya also appealed PTI chief Imran Khan and Chief Justice PHC to provide her justice by getting her son released.