PESHAWAR: The first edition of the Deputy Commissioner Peshawar Sports Festival underway amidst great fun here at Hayatabad Sports Complex today.
Member Provincial Assembly Rabi Basri was the chief guest on this occasion in a grand opening ceremony held at Hayatabad Sports Complex while the Taekwondo event of the Festival was formally inaugurated by former Sports Minister KP Syed Aqil Shah here at Qayyum Sports Complex.
Administrator Hayatabad Sports Complex Syed Jaffar Shah, Director National Book Foundation Murad Ali Mohmand, Olympian Nasrullah, officials, players and a large number of spectators were also present.
In the opening match of the football, Sheikh Club Mardan upset Hayatabad Football Academy team by 3-2 in a thrilling match. Hamza, the center striker, was the star for Skeikh Club Mardan who scored three goals including a hat-trick while for Hayatabad Football Academy Roghan and Shah Nawaz scored one goal each.
In the Badminton event Bannu, Peshawar, Abbottabad, HEC Junior, and Senior teams advanced to next round after securing victories against their respective rivals.
In the first Bannu defeated Dir Lower by 2-0, Peshawar beat Charsadda by 2-0, Abbottabad recorded a victory against Nowshera by 2-0 while HEC Senior and HEC Junior teams beat Swat and Malakand teams in straight sets.
Male and Female players from across the province are taking part in other games comprising Table Tennis, Taekwondo.
UoP syndicate approves Academic Council’s recommendations
PESHAWAR: A syndicate meeting of Peshawar University (UoP) chaired by Vice Chancellor Dr. Muhammad Asif Khan principally approved recommendations forwarded by Academic Council, Study Leave and Affiliation Committee.
The meeting also approved the proposed workload policy under which Assistant Professors and Associate Professors would perform nine and six hours duty, respectively throughout a week.
The meeting also capped the benevolent fund limit up to Rs. 960 and approved the recommendations of Taskforce for commercialization and directed the committee to present the details before the syndicate in this regard.
District admin gets 50 Kanal state land vacated!
PESHAWAR: District administration vacated 50 Kanal state land during grand anti-encroachment operation in Mera Kachori, a suburban locality here today.
On the directives of the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Peshawar Dr. Imran Hamid Sheikh, the Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Shahid Ali Khan and Assistant Commissioner (AC), Sara Rehman directly monitored the operation and remained present on the occasion.
Town Municipal Officer (TMO) Town-IV, Waheedur Rehman, SHO Chamkani Police Station, Ahmadullah Khan, officials of Rescue 1122 and other department participated in the operation. A heavy contingent of police was deployed to avert any kind of unpleasant incident.
During the operation, the administration demolished over 70 illegal constructions and vacated 50 Kanal state lands. Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner (DC), Dr. Imran Hamid Sheikh has said that anti-encroachment operation would continue and similar action against encroachment mafia in other localities will also begin soon.
Reward, punishment to go side by side in KP police: IGP
PESHAWAR: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Dr Muhammad Naeem Khan here on Wednesday said reward and punishment will go side by side in the police force and those exhibiting excellent performance in line of duty would be generously awarded.
The IGP stated this while addressing a prize and certificate distribution ceremony held at Central Police Office (CPO) Peshawar today.
The ceremony had been arranged in recognition of meritorious services of Peshawar, Kohistan, DI-Khan, Bannu, Nowshera and Charsadda police jawan who recently achieved great success against terrorists and other hard core criminals in different police action. The CPO based high ranking police officers largely attended the simple and impressive ceremony.
The police chief pointed out that police duty was full of challenges and crises however, added that it was a matter of great pride and satisfaction that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police had always showed gallantry, valour and courage in line of duty.
“Public support is like a life blood for the force,” the IGP said and directed the awardees to keep close liaison with them and win their hearts and minds with good dealing and decent behavior beside their full support thus achieved against the
The IGP informed that lower rank police were the real power and strength of the force and directed the high hierarchy of the force and all heads of the different units to take special care of the welfare of the force cops.
The IGP informed that all police officials are integral part of his team and those demonstrating excellent performance in the field would be rewarded and assured that no one would be deprived of their due rights in his command.
The IGP vowed that no efforts would be spared to promote a society free from the crime and injustices and directed the awardees as well as other cops to come to the rescue of the poor especially down trodden for which they would be awarded in this world and hereafter.
Referring to the sacrifices of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police in the ongoing war against terror, the IGP paid rich tributes and termed it unprecedented which would be written in golden words in the history of the police.
The IGP maintained that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police, since its inception, had always remained at top and hoped that they would add more feathers in the cap of the force through their excellent performance.
The police chief reminded that the wisdom and bravery demonstrated by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police against terrorists and out laws were worth emulating for the rest of the police force of the country.
Earlier, the IGP awarded Peshawar, Kohistan, DIKhan, Bannu, Nowshera and Charsadda ‘police officers and jawans with cash prizes and commendation certificates.
It may be recalled that Peshawar police had recovered 20 kg Ice, while D I Khan police bravely retaliated the attack of heavily armed terrorists and killed the notorious terrorist namely Mujahid involved in many terrorist attacks, Kohistan police arrested charged accused in the Afzal Kohistani murder case, Nowshera police worked out blind murder case of seven years old innocent girl Manahil, Charsadda and Bannu police had successful traced blind murder cases.