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     October 09,  2015



Students of Girls Degree College Booni called off strike

By Zahiruddin

CHITRAL: “Where there is a will, there is a way”, was translated into action by the girl students of Government Girls College Booni hailing from Reshun and its adjacent villages of Shogram and Zait when they got their demand accepted when the local administration hastened to hand them over them a bus for their pick drop here on Thursday.

Hundreds of the students of three villages blocked the busy Chitral-Booni road, connecting upper and lower Chitral, by erecting barricades on the road and staged sit-in for seven hours on Thursday morning as a result of which thousands of passengers stranded on either sides which included patients, women and children.

The student leaders announced to continue their protest till the acceptance of their demand and made it clear unequivocally to the government that the strike will be called off only when a bus is driven to the venue and its keys handed over to them.

Addressing on the occasion, they castigated the government for giving deaf ear to their demand of restoring the bus service to the village which had been discontinued three months ago as a result of which they had to cover a long distance of 24 kilometers on daily basis.

They said that after the expiry of the deadline of three days to the government, they had decided to get their demand accepted at any cost as their studies were badly affected as they remained absent from the college in the absence of conveyance facility.

The chanted slogans against the government and the elected representatives from the area including MNA Shahzada Iftikharuddin, MPA Sardar Hussain and lady MPA Miss Fozia.

The strike was called off when the assistant commissioner Mastuj Minhasuddin reached the spot with their much sought-after bus making it sure that the pick and drop service will be restored from the very next day.


Young man killed in Harchin village

By Zahiruddin

CHITRAL: A young man was killed by the bullets of his gun while hunting birds at Harchin village of Laspur valley here on Thursday when his gun went off accidentally.

An official of Mastuj police station, named the deceased as Syed Jamaluddin Shah whose age was reported to be 25 years and had recently got his master degree from university.

He said that inquiry had been initiated to know the real facts about the incidents by the police under section 174 of Cr. P.C. while the parents did not want the post mortem of the dead body and buried him.



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