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KP put on alert

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has issued special instructions to chief secretary, inspector general of police and administrative heads of all departments to take measures for coping with emergency situation arising in the wake of ongoing.
Meanwhile, Bacha Khan International Airport Peshawar has been closed for all commercial and passenger operations.Notification has been issued to airlines that the facility has been closed for flights till further orders.Similarly, the provincial government has declared emergency in hospitals and cancelled leaves of all police and law enforcing agencies personnel.According to an official handout issued on Wednesday, Chief Minister has issued instruction to heads of all public hospitals to reserve 25 per cent quota of beds for meeting emergency.All departments concerned should be well prepared for facing any kind of emergency, CM added.Departments should remain prepared for carrying out rescue and safety measures. Mahmood also directed Disaster Management Authority to take all kind of measures for meeting any untoward happening.Meanwhile, a video conference of all the administrative secretaries took place after getting instruction of CM. The participants took a review of preparedness for meeting any emergency.
Chief Minister Mahmood Khan said Wednesday that Indian government was suffering from war hysteria and such conditions provoke proper treatment. Pakistan armed forces gave India a dose of its own medicine, he addedHe was addressing a gathering held at the Qayuum Stadium to handover vehicles to Excise Department.
He said that jihad was obligatory on Muslim if the time comes. He said that Pakistani nation stood firm behind Pakistan Army and Indian government should behave otherwise it would be obliterated.The nation was united he said adding that both the national and provincial assemblies have passed resolution against India.He said that federal and provincial governments are on the same page standing firmly behind their armed forces at this juncture.He said that the restraint Pakistan was showing restraint should not be considered as its weakness.He said that Pakistan nation would not shy away from any kind of sacrifices in defense of their motherland.
Rallies across K-PPeople across Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa came out on the streets to rejoice the shooting down of Indian warplanes and to show solidarity with the Pakistani security forces.Speakers at various rallies said that they will fight alongside the Pak Army in case India dares attack the motherland.Most prominent were the Afghan nationals who took part in a rally of traders in Khyber tribal district vowing support for Pakistan and Pak Army. Besides, members of Sikh, Hindu and Christian communities were chanting slogans in support of homeland and Pakistan Arm.
Meanwhile the tribal notables and Maliks held a press conference at Peshawar Press Club condemning Indian aggression and violating Pakistani borders.In the backdrop of yesterday’s international border violation by Indian Air Force in Azad Kashmir, people in Wana, the headquarters of North Waziristan, belonging from all segments of society took to streets today.The main square of Wana Bazaar was swarming with people charged with national fervor as a spontaneous reaction to incursion by the enemy and a befitting reply by the Pakistan Air Force.Traders’ association, Tribal Youth Jirga, school children, and Wana Syasi Ittehad, a coalition of political workers, Youth Cricket Academy members, civil society members and Ulema of the tribal district were gathered to show unflinching support to the country and its defenders.
The Assistant Commis­sioner Wana led the rally which started from Wana bazaar which was also attainted by other members of district administration staffers and local elders.Similarly in Mohmand tribal district, highly charged crowd chanted slogans vociferously against the Indian belligerence and cross border violation.
The participants of rally strongly denounced and castigated Indian imperialistic designs and vowed to resist and pay back in the same coin if India tries to transgress the sanctity of international border.Moreover, the locals also demanded from UNO to intervene and stop India from aggression otherwise the valiant Pashtuns from across the province are ready to teach India lesson.The participants of rally marched through streets and bazar and turned into a big procession at main chowk where the prominent locals addressed the participants of rally. The participants were carrying banners, placards and national flags with them.In Southern districts of province scores of solidarity rallies were held in which people from all walks of life participated and announced their undeterred support for their forces.Similar rallies were also held in Swabi, Mardan, Malakand and Hazzra divisions and Chitral.People in Uper and Lower Dir were willing to fight along Pakistan Army. Tehsil Nazim Bilambat, Lower Dir, Imran Uddin Advocate reminded that people of Dir had laid down their lives in 1948 Kashmir Jihad while fighting alongside Pakistan Army and they were willing to do so again.
Qaumi Watan Party Chairman Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao said that violation of our airspace by Indian warplanes was an open threat against our sovereignty. He called for holding a joint session of the Parliament to discuss the issue and give a unified national response to the enemy.He said the whole nation was on the same page in defending the motherland against any aggression.He called out to the Indian political leadership to talk sense to their government.The region is home to billions of people living below the poverty line, it is already reeling from the outfall of Afghan wars and cannot bear the economic impact of more aggression, he said in a statement. He said war should be avoided at all costs and both countries should try to resolve the issues with dialogue.

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‘Kesari’ piques interest in Battle of Saragarhi

New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) With over 20 million views in 24 hours since its release, the trailer of Akshay Kumar’s “Kesari” has piqued interest about the historic Battle of Saragarhi of 1897.
The September 12, 1897 battle, in the North-West Frontier Province (now Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan), is distinct as 21 Sikhs of the 36th Sikh Regiment (now the 4th Battalion of the Sikh Regiment) of British India, defended an army post against more than 10,000 Afghan and Orakzai tribesmen.The British government had conferred on the martyred soldiers of the 36th Sikhs its highest battle honour of ‘Indian Order of Merit Grade II’.This history has been written about in several books, including in one documentation by Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.
The story of valour and patriotism has now found takers in the world of showbiz.”Kesari”, which comes out on March 21, was preceded by “21 Sarfarosh: Saragarhi 1897″, a series from Abhimanyu Singh’s Contiloe Pictures, which specialises in historical dramas.The show, streaming on Netflix, has 65 episodes and stars Mohit Raina and Mukul Dev in principal roles.”‘Battle of Saragarhi’ is considered as one of the bravest days in Indian history.
It was a pleasure telling a story of such importance and creating something at this scale,” Singh had said earlier.As for “Kesari”, directed by Anurag Singh, it takes the gripping story to an epic scale with Akshay as Ishar Singh, complete with a turban and beard.
It is the film’s patriotic flavour, backed by action sequences and an aggression that Akshay has displayed, that have made the industry sit up and take notice.Film and trade expert Girish Johar told IANS: “It is a story being told at an epic level.The canvas is huge.”It has a possibility of being the highest box office earner for Akshay Kumar.
Also, Akshay Kumar will be seen in an intense, aggressive avatar, fighting, and moreover, fighting for the country.”Plus, the film has the advantage of releasing on the Holi weekend.Two other Hindi films on the Battle of Saragarhi were in the pipeline, but they have been shelved.Ajay Devgn was making “Son Of Sardaar: The Battle of Saragarhi”, a project he had announced in 2016, an there was another movie by Rajkumar Santoshi, “Battle Of Saragarhi”, starring Randeep Hooda.

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NAB arrests archaeology official

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa office of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has arrested the provincial director Archaeology and Museums, Abdul Samad for alleged “abuse of authority”.
It has been reported that the accountability watchdog had received a complaint against the official pertaining to corruption and misuse of power.
Then, a probe was initiated into the matter.“The accused person in connivance with others misused his authority and made numerous appointments at different archaeological sites in gross violation of rules,” an official statement added.In a separate development, NAB has also arrested Syed Hussamuddin Shah from Rawalpindi due to absconding allegations in the Modarba scam case.According to a statement, he was allegedly involved in stealing public funds in the name of investment in Islamic Mudarraba. The accused will be brought to the accountability court in Peshawar by NAB to obtain a physical remand.Related posts NAB authorities inquiries against corrupt officials NAB authorities inquiry against Swat University, Nowshera Medical College TRENDING NEWS Lawyers seek medical examination of ‘mentally ill’ judgeAnchor Mansoor Ali Khan responds to picture with PML-N’s Hina ButtSocial media forces Karachi hospital to end discrimination against non-Muslims, AhmedisRenowned performers amaze at PSL 4 opening ceremony in Dubai LATEST NEWS Fourth polio case reported in Hangu in 2019Patients suffer as doctors strike enters third dayIndia summons Pakistans envoy over Pulwama attack Myanmar sentences two to death for murder of Muslim lawyer MbS to visit ChinaPakistan Today Islamabad NAB arrests archaeology official Site index Pages Contact Us Advertise Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions AppsAndroidSocial”Dedicated to the legacy of the late Hameed Nizami”
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Will not let Sindh become a police state, warns Murad

KARACHI: Waking up to the existence of a “police state” in the province, the Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah expressed dismay on Monday over the police’s performance in handling the “cold-blooded” murder of Jeay Sindh Tehreek’s Karachi .

The chief minister ordered to register an FIR against the areas police personnel and arrest them for their criminal negligence.
CM Shah was responding to the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal MPA Abdul Rashids point of order in the Sindh Assembly session on this horrific murder. The video clip available on social media portrays an inhumane and gory picture, he said.
.The UC Nazim Rahim Shah, who killed the man, acted like judge, jury and executioner at the scene and flaunted the rule of gun over there, he added.When he came to know about the incident, the CM said, he had asked the Sindh Police chief IGP Kaleem Imam to properly investigate the matter.
. But the police, without conducting a proper investigation, called the deceased a dacoit. After 24 hours, when the police did not give any tangible results, I asked the chief secretary for a judicial inquiry, he said, adding that the local police was involved in the murder.
. I order to register an FIR against the cops for their criminal negligence, said the CM. We have passed a law in this Assembly to shift injured to the hospital without any legal formality so that their life can be saved.
. The man, who is the alleged robber, was shot five times and was bleeding from his mouth, requesting everyone on the spot to save his life. Instead of shifting him to a hospital, the cops took him to the police station which resulted in his death, the CM remarked.
.Stark warning the chief minister said that the police IG and other officers in Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa were transferred in minutes if they didnt obey the orders of the chief executive of the province. This is not a police state.
. This is a democratic government! he exclaimed. I will now transfer the IG and other officers if they dont obey my orders, he said.
.But the CM questioned the polices modus operandi. When asked about the progress in this case, the police officers argue that there were cases against the deceased.
. Does it mean we kill all people implicated in FIRs? I have strictly asked the IG and Karachi Additional IG to act as professional police officers, otherwise I will take action because I have to maintain law and order and establish the writ of the state, said CM Shah.He asked the other lawmakers in the Assembly to support him while he takes action against police officers who had established a state within a state.
. I will personally go and register cases against cops for their negligence if the senior police officials are reluctant, said the chief minister, besides announcing that he will meet the chiefs of the Sindh High Court and the apex court before bringing drastic reforms to the police culture in Sindh. Earlier, MMA MPA Abdul Rashid, while referring to Ranjhanis killing, said, The UC Nazim has not only violated the law, it was inhumane to not allowpeople to transfer the victim to a hospital.
. He must be punished for it, he said, adding that the incident occurred at 4:45pm, while the body had reached the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre at 6:37pm.CMs letter to IGEarlier, the chief minister wrote a letter to the Sindh Police chief, expressing serious concern over the unprofessional handling of Irshad Ranjhanis murder case.
. I am writing this letter in utter dismay with regard to the unfortunate incident wherein Irshad Ranjhani was shot dead on February 6.Referring to UC Nazim Rahim Shah, the CM said, Even if Rahim Shahs claim turns out to be true, the law does not give him the licence to kill and take the law into his own hands.
. This verdict remains the domain of the courts of law.According to the chief minister, the incident has shaken the writ of the state and dented the confidence of the people in the governments ability to protect and safeguard their lives.
. Police forces exhibited an irresponsible attitude and did not reach the scene on time, which resulted in the victims death, the letter states. As the chief executive of the province, I shall not act as a bystander and watch the fiasco like above shatter the image of the provincial government.
. It is my constitutional responsibility to ensure that the principles of natural justice and fair play are adhered to by the departments and agencies of the provincial government.The CM further directed the IG to expedite the investigation and fix responsibility on the delinquent officers who mishandled the entire incident.
. In view of the above, you are directed to report in this regard and should reach my office within 48, 2019.

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