LAKKI MARWAT - Elders of Abakhel and Dallokhel villages have expressed their concern over the unbearable electricity loadshedding and demanded an immediate halt to power outrages.

A delegation of elders consisting of Haji Zarwali Khan, former nazim Johar Muhammad, Barkatullah, Noor Aslam and Qari Qudratullah met executive engineer Jamalud Din at his office the other day and apprised him about excessive outages being carried out in their localities.

They informed the officials that their villages and adjacent hamlets were hard hit by load shedding that had made the life of villagers miserable to greater extent. They said that Begukhel feeder had been shown default and that was why the rural localities connected with it especially Abakhel and Dallokhel were under the tight grip of electricity outages.

The elders requested the Pesco district chief to play a role for reducing/ minimising power loadshedding in the area.

Talking to the delegation Xen Jamal called upon the elders to cooperate with the officials and employees of Power Company in curbing the menace of electricity theft and improve recoveries from defaulters.

He told that local and higher authorities concerned would make all out efforts to improve power supply system and rid the residents from load shedding. He said that unscheduled loadshedding would not be tolerated and staffers involved in the practice would be taken to task.

Lakki bar holds elections for various slots

Lakki District Bar Association held elections to for various slots on the premises of Judicial Complex Tajazai the other day.

Lawyers took part in the election related activities enthusiastically.

They polled votes to elect the new office bearers for the year 2013.  The contesting candidates launched the campaign with full swing to get the support of lawyers.

They had also set up separate camps on the premises of judicial complex on the polling day. Two candidates were in the run for the office of president while three aspirants fought for the slot of general secretary.

A tough contest was also witnessed between two contestants for the post of vice president. Presiding officer advocate Haji Mirza Ali Shah Abakhel along with polling officers advocate Sardar Ali Khan Dallokhel and advocate Ikramullah Khan Maidadkhel supervised and conducted the elections for different slots of bar association.

According to results, advocate Haji Naimatullah Khan Khoidadkhel was elected president of district bar association for the second time consecutively. He secured 95 votes in the total 115 polled votes. His rival advocate Hidayatullah Khan grabbed 20 votes.

Advocate Inamullah Khan Mandrakhel grabbed 61 votes and was elected as vice president. He defeated advocate Inamullah Khan Lawangkhel who obtained 53 votes.

Advocate Fareed Gul was elected general secretary by securing 68 votes followed by advocate Abdul Qadus and advocate Zafrullah who got 27 and 19 votes respectively. Lawyers affiliated with advocate Naimatullah Khan celebrated the victory on beats of drums.

Patwaris protest colleague’s killing

The local chapter of Anjman Patwarian and Qanoongoyan has expressed concern over the murder of a patwari in Batagram and demanded of the provincial government to arrest the killers forthwith.

The demand was made at a meeting held here in tehsil office the other day with district president Abdullah Khan in the chair. The participants offered fateha for the deceased patwari Latifur Rehman and expressed sympathies with the members of bereaved family.

Speakers said that the government should initiate measures for the protection of government employees. “Is such state of affairs the employees of revenue department will be unable to perform the professional obligations”, they maintained.

They told that the murder of Latifur Rehman had spread a wave of fear and unrest among the community, therefore the district administration and law enforcement agencies of Batagram district should ensure bringing the killers to justice without any further delay.