LAKKI MARWAT - The district chapter of Awami National Party (ANP) has strongly condemned the issuance of arrest warrants against former Provincial Minister and ANP Senator Sitara Ayaz by provincial Ehtesab Commission.

At a meeting held under the chair of District President Advocate Sadruddin on Sunday, the ANP activists threatened to launch protest if arrest warrants were not withdrawn forthwith.

They showed concern over the issuance of arrest warrants against the former minister and termed it an act of political victimisation of opponents.

General Secretary Farmanullah Khan, Senior Vice Presidents Mumraiz Khan and Fazal Rahim and other office bearers attended the meeting.

After the meeting Mumraiz told The Nation that previous ANP led government put the province on track of development.

The ANP leaders and workers rendered great sacrifices in the war on terror and contributed to bring peace", he maintained.

He alleged that the Provincial Ehtesab Commission was being used as a tool by present government to take revenge from political opponents.

He said that the Ehtesab Commission had been constituted to tease the political rivals in the name of so-called involvement in corruption and malpractices.

"The ANP activists will not be silent spectators on political victimization", he said, asking the relevant quarters to withdraw arrest warrant against former provincial minister and Senator Sitara Ayaz forthwith.

TEACHERS URGE PROMOTION OF EDU SECTOR: A delegation of all primary teachers association district chapter met former federal minister Salim Saifullah Khan on Sunday and apprised him about the problems of teacher community.

The delegation led by Apta district general secretary Muhammad Ibrahim and information secretary Zafar Iqbal told Saifullah that provincial government had taken concrete steps for promotion of education sector in backward Lakki district.

They said that strenuous efforts by local ESED authorities including former DEOs Nazir Khan, Bibi Razia, DDEO Muhammad Sheraz, SDEOs Ikramullah Khan and Shahana Yasmeen and ASDEOS helped to restore public confidence in education department and public sector educational institutions.

"Now the sitting DEO Haziqur Rehman and bigwigs of district government have a strong base to bring educational revolution in the district", they maintained.

They called upon Salim Saifullah Khan to use influence for resolving genuine problems of primary schoolteachers.

Talking to the delegation Saifullah asked the provincial government to focus on education sector, as it would open the way for achieving the goal of sustainable development.

"Teachers are the nation builders, therefore the government should announce a hefty perks and privileges package for them", he maintained.

He asked the teachers to ensure utilization of funds in a transparent manner in the respective schools.

"The government has released millions of rupees to the public sector schools under conditional grant head for provision of basic facilities, so the school's bosses should utilize the money on genuine needs", he added.

The former federal minister said that Saifullah brothers always preferred people's betterment and welfare because they had a clear vision to bring development to the backward district.