LAKKI MARWAT -All Pakistan Oil Tankers Owners Association’s chairman M. Shafi Marwat has threatened to stop oil supply to the entire province if Bannu police authorities do not take serious steps to recover the stolen diesel oil.

Talking to reporters in Serai Gambila on Tuesday, he said that an oil tanker loaded with 25000-litres diesel had been snatched from the limits of Domel police station of Bannu district some three months ago. He said that the Bannu district police chief took interest into the case and besides recovering the oil tanker also apprehended the tanker snatchers. 

He said that the law enforcers also recovered 700 litres of stolen oil from a petrol pump on the disclosure of the arrested culprits during interrogation. “But the police is reluctant to take action against the owner of the petrol pump and recover the remaining stolen oil”, he alleged.

He requested the local and higher police officials to accelerate the process of recovering the remaining diesel oil, otherwise the tanker owners’ association would launch a protest campaign and stop oil supply.

Compensation for blast

victims’ heirs demanded

MNA Humayun Saifullah Khan has called upon the provincial and federal governments to compensate the heirs of those civilians who have lost their lives in the last Saturday’s attack on military camp near Naurang town.  He said this during a special visit to Landiwah, Goraka Dilasa Shah and Mir Hazar Khanzadkhel localities on Tuesday to condole the death of the deceased persons.

The lawmaker along with head of Marwat Qaumi Jirga Haji Muhammad Aslam Khan and other area elders met with the relatives of deceased and expressed with them their deep sorrows over the tragedy.

Eleven civilians including employees of irrigation department and their family members were killed in the attack. All of them were laid to rest the same day in the graveyards of their respective villages.