LAKKI MARWAT: The wildlife department foiled a birds’ smuggling bid by seizing two falcons from a man on Sunday.
“Acting on a tip-off, a team of wildlife department intensified checking of vehicles plying between Bannu and DI Khan on the Indus Highway,” said an official. He said the team stopped a bus going to Karachi from Kohat, and during search, recovered two peregrine falcons from it.
“A carrier identified as Ali Khan was booked under relevant sections of law as he could not produce relevant documents to transport precious birds,” he maintained, saying the falcons were being smuggled to Karachi from Kohat.
The official said heavy fine was imposed on the birds’ smuggler.
ACTION AGAINST DOCTORS CONDEMNED: Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl, Lakki Marwat chapter, has condemned the use of force against health providers in Peshawar, saying that peaceful agitation is the constitutional and democratic right of all citizens.
Talking to journalists after a meeting on Sunday, the party’s district chief Maulana Abdul Rahim said police brutally tortured and baton charged doctors and paramedics in Peshawar who were protesting for their rights.
“The health providers are justified to launch agitation as the Regional and District Health Authorities Act will pave the way for privitisation of public sector health facilities,” he maintained.
The JUI-F leader said the new legislation would also add to the miseries of ailing people in the province. He said the PTI government was bent upon depriving the people of free treatment facilities available at government hospitals.
He asked the government to release arrested doctors and health staffers immediately and order probe into torturing of health providers by police.
ARRESTED: Police on Sunday claimed to have arrested a robber who along with accomplices had broken into arms and grocery shops in Naurang Bazaar on Aug 23 and decamped with arms and ammunition, bottles of honey and cash.
The traders had told police that they had closed their shops in the evening as usual and next morning they found shutters of their outlets broken.
They had said that unknown thieves had taken away seven pistols, 1,900 bullets, 24 bottles of honey and Rs103,000 from both the shops.
The police arrested a man who confessed to committing the crime with the help of other accomplices, a police official said, adding the cops recovered stolen articles and cash from the man identified as Waqas who also disclosed the names of his accomplices.