KOHAT: Posh KDA town project director Sanaullah Marwat has said that notices have been served on the illegal offices and commercial areas which have become a permanent nuisance for the residents, and soon legal action would be taken against them.
Talking to representatives of residents of the town at his office on Tuesday, he also assured them that strict action would be taken against the keepers of cattle in the locality as it was unlawful to provide clean ad tranquil environment to the owners of more than 6,000 housing units.
He said they planned to plant 9,000 saplings this year with the assistance of the forest department and the local cement company.
Later, he along and the officials of forest department and the cement factory launched a tree plantation campaign by planting a sapling at the KDA rest house.
Mr Marwat said establishment of banks, educational institutions, offices of NGOs, government and private firms was illegal under the law and that they had been served with final notices after which they would be taken to the courts.
The town’s project director said work on construction and repair of roads in the 10 sectors of phase-I and 15 sectors of phase-II had been delayed due to shortage of funds, adding that MPA Ziaullah Bangash had been requested to assist for completion of the work.
LITERARY GATHERING: A largely-attended Pashto Adabi Jirga (literary gathering) was held at the Tanda Dam resort for paying tributes to the Saudi-based Pashto poet Abid Faraz on Tuesday.
The literary session was presided by noted columnist and journalist Feroze Khan, while Saeed Rehbar and Prof Nasir Wazir were the guests of honour.
Feroze Khan termed such gatherings as oxygen for the poets and writers which encouraged them to contribute more. He said writers and poets had a similar right over the press club as journalists, therefore, demanding fee from them for using the building was injustice.
In the first session, Raheem Khan Majrooh shed light on the performance of the Adabi Jirga and its achievements since 2005.
Syed Masoom Shah and Rehmat Shah Rehmat exalted the literary services of Abid Faraz, whereas Khalid Pashtun paid tributes to him.
Later, a poetic session was held in which various poets recited their literary works.