Lakki police arrested 726 outlaws last month
LAKKI MARWAT: Police claimed to have arrested scores of outlaws including militants in a special offensive launched against criminal gangs and anti–social elements in the district last month. An official said on Friday that under the command of District Police Officer Umar Riaz the law enforcers eliminated hideouts of militants in several parts of the district. He said that seven militants wanted by police in Shah Hasankhel suicide blast and other cases of subversive acts were arrested. He said the police also captured 96 proclaimed offenders in surprise raids. Besides 623 suspected were held and shifted to police stations for interrogation and identification purposes”, he maintained.
He said that the law enforcers also seized 23–kg explosives, 11 klashankovs, three kalakovs, eight rifles, 36 shotguns, 62 pistols, 3977 bullets, 5.265–kg hashish and a small quantity of heroin from anti social elements and registered cases against them.
Meanwhile, TMA Lakki Employees Welfare Union has expressed its anger over the posting of Ismatullah Khan as tehsil municipal officer in Lakki Marwat and has demanded of the provincial high ups concerned to cancel his posting orders forthwith.
At a meeting held here in Tanchi office on Friday with union’s president Khursheed Alam Khan Meenakhel in the chair, the employees’ leaders said that the tussle over posting and transfer between TMO Ismatullah Khan and his predecessor Abdul Wahid Khattak has caused delay in payment of salaries to workers.
They said that TMO Ismatullah Khan got a stay order on TMA’s local funds and accounts, thus causing delay in payment of salaries to workers. “The employees of the civic body did not get salaries for the month of July and it will add to their problems in the holy month of Ramazan”, they maintained.
They told that non-payment of salaries to the workers despite performing duty was clear violation of the basic rights. They demanded of the higher authorities concerned to cancel the transfer and posting order of TMO Asmatullah Khan without any further delay.
They warned that they would launch a protest campaign and stop service delivery if their demand was not accepted.