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Traffic passage schedule at Lowari Tunnel

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ISLAMABAD: National Highway Authority (NHA) has issued traffic passage schedule at Lowari Tunnel and its approach roads to avoid any untoward incident.
In order to ensure the safety of the commuters in heavy snowfall and subsequent sliding and slippery situation Lowari Tunnel will remain closed at night from 08:00 p.m to 06:00 a.m for all kinds of traffic, said a statement issued here today.
However, during day time the Tunnel will be opened to traffic from 06:00 a.m to 08:00 a.m, 09:00 a.m to 12:00 Noon, 02:00 p.m to 05 p.m and 06:00 p.m to 08:00 p.m. No vehicle either passenger or goods shall be allowed during the passage of Fuel Tankers, the Speed limit of 40 Km per hour will be observed strictly.
Chief Operating Officer (Lowari Tunnel) is authorized to close the tunnel in case of accumulation of smoke or any other emergency. However, ambulance and vehicles carrying patients or dead bodies, vehicles of Law Enforcing Agencies, Police, National Highway Authority and National Highway & Motorway Police may be allowed during closure timings.

 

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Mashal Lynching: PTI councilor gets life in jail!

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PESHAWAR:  ATC here has awarded life in jail to Arif Khan (a councilor of ruling PTI) & Asad Katlang today in the April 2017 lynching case of  Abdul Wali Khan University (Mardan)’s MassCom student Mashal Khan. 

The court acquitted two other accused Sabir Mayar and Izhar. It is pertinent to mention here that the main accused Imran Ali had already been handed over two death sentences.

Relevant pieces published earlier: 

Blasphemy-murder of Mashal Khan: One to hang, 5 to remain behind bars for quarter century!

ATC reserves verdict in Mashal Khan lynching case, announcement on 7th Feb.

No bail for the accused of Mashal’s lynching case: ATC

Mashal Khan murder: ATC to begin trial of 57 suspects tomorrow

 

 

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KP Assembly condemns ‘Aurat March’

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PESHAWAR: KP Assembly has condemned the Aurat March that was organized all over the country on the Intl. Women’s Day.

JUI’s Rehana Ismail presented the resolution maintaining that women marched in many major cities holding obscene placards.

The resolution also says the demands made at the event for women empowerment were shameful and un-Islamic.

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Health insurance policy for govt servants

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PESHAWAR: KP Minister for Finance today chaired a meeting to initiate health insurance policy for govt. servants besides including deserving people & special people in Sehat Insaf Card Program.
The meeting discussed the redressal mechanism of Sehat Insaf Card and initiating Health Insurance Policy for government employees.
Addressing the meeting, the minister said that Sehat Insaf Card was a revolutionary scheme of PTI. He said the federal government has extended the program to the whole country keeping in view its success in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
He said that the provincial government has decided to include all other deserving people, families and special people in Sehat Insaf Card Program who are not under BISP.
He said the provision of health, education, and justice was the basic right of every individual of society and responsibility of the government.
The minister said the government has decided to initiate health insurance policy for giving the best health care facilities to government employees. He directed officers of the health department, Sehad Insaf Card Program, and finance department to present their recommendations within one month in this connection.

 

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