Lakki Marwat: Police arrested 9 militants, 91 POs, 572 suspects in Aug
LAKKI MARWAT: Police arrested nine militants, 91 proclaimed offenders and 572 suspects during a special offensive they launched against criminal gangs and anti–state elements in the entire district last month, claimed a police official on Friday. He told this correspondent that police force backed by commandos of Elite Force and anti Terror Squad also eliminated hideouts of militants and criminals in different parts of the district. He said that the arrested militants were wanted by law enforcement agencies in cases of terrorism and subversive acts. “The operation supervised by district police officer Idrees Khan was successful police seized huge cache of illicit weapons and contrabands from anti social elements and registered cases against them in different police stations”, he maintained.
He told that the seizure items included 19 klashanikovs, 5 kalakovs, 16 rifles, 33 shotguns, 60 pistols, 12 daggers, 2272 rounds, 11.211 kg hashish and 1.122 grams heroin. He added that a special campaign had been launched against drug traffickers and gamblers with strict instructions to station house officers to eliminate dens of gambling and narcotics from the area of their respective police stations.
“A clear message was communicated to the SHOs to improve law and order situation and reduce crimes in their areas or get ready to face departmental action”, he told.
He said that a mechanism had been chalked out to assess the performance of station house officers on weekly and monthly basis. “The SHOs with outstanding performance will be rewarded while those showing poor results with face the music”, he revealed.
Meanwhile, the district chapter of Physical Education Teachers Association has demanded of the provincial government to award BPS-16 to PE teachers and abolish the one-third promotion condition in the recently approved promotion and upgradation policy of teachers.
The demand came in a meeting held here at Government High School No. 2, Lakki on Friday. The association’s president Haji Naimatullah Khan Meenakhel presided over the meeting, which was also attended by other office bearers and teachers.
Speaking at the meeting Haji Naimatullah said that physical education teachers had been waiting for up gradation to BPS–16 on the basis of having qualification of SDPE since last 15 years. He regretted that higher quarters concerned of education department ignored the longstanding demand of PETs in the formulation of new promotion and up gradation policy.
He told that physical education teachers were considered the backbone in school system as they played important role in maintaining discipline in the educational institutions. “Besides the role of PETs in the physical and mental growth of students cannot be ruled out”, he maintained.
He requested the high ups of provincial government to take notice of injustices with PETs and award them BPS-16 without any further delay.