MPA inaugurates road works in Orakzai – Journal
KOHAT: MPA Ghazan Jamal on Monday opened works on a road in Lai Seerhi area of central Orakzai district at a cost of Rs 110 million.
Speaking at a reception on the occasion, he said construction works for various roads were underway in the area.
At the request of the elders, the legislator also announced a water supply plan for the region.
He said that once constructed, the road would help elevate the tourism sector in the region, generating jobs and business opportunities for the tribesmen.
DRUGS SEIZED: Kohat police seized drugs concealed in gas cylinders and arrested an interprovincial smuggler at the town’s railroad crossing checkpoint on Monday.
City DSP Saadat Khan told reporters they recovered 451 kilograms of hashish and 12 kg of opium transported from Parachinar in a van down the country.
He identified the smuggler as Zawar Ali from Parachinar.
LOAD SHEDDING: Residents of Junglekhel suffered a four-hour power cut from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday.
They said unscheduled load shedding had become routine, adding that when they complained to Peshawar Electric Supply Company officials, they said supply had been suspended from Islamabad. They said the area was subject to 16 hours of routine load shedding.
WATER SUPPLY: Chairman of District Development Advisory Committee MPA Ziaullah Bangash has claimed that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has released Rs 4 billion for water storage in 11 reservoirs of the six urban union councils in the district to to overcome water scarcity.
Speaking to the media on Monday, he said the Water Supply and Sanitation Company had opened tenders for the construction of six aboveground tanks and five underground tanks.
NO BUDGET RELIEF: People said Monday that the government had provided no relief to the poor in the federal budget.
Speaking to reporters, they said sugar, oil and flour were not available in utility shops as claimed by the government.
They said the government had joked with the poor by announcing a subsidy of 2,000 rupees per month when a five-kilogram box of oil was sold for 3,000 rupees.
Kohat Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chairman Haji Rasheed and Grand Business Alliance Chairman Haji Abid said the price of 20kg sack of flour jumped to Rs 1,600 in the market .
Posted in Dawn, June 14, 2022