LPG supplies in Chitral to begin next month, claims MNA

Talking to mediapersons on telephone from Islamabad here on Tuesday, he said purchase of land for the gas plants was one of the hurdles for want of funds, but now with the provision of much-needed money the plants and machinery would be brought to Chitral from Rawalpindi within two to three weeks.

The MNA said officials of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited had already visited Chitral to select the land for the project.

Highlighting the importance of the project, he said over 15,000 households would get LPG through pipelines with the commissioning of the project at the same rate which a consumer of SNGPL got in Peshawar.

He said as directed by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif it had been decided to provide 67 per cent subsidy to the consumers thus, enabling them to save a large amount spent on buying fuel wood every year.

He said the prime minister would visit Chitral to inaugurate the project.

DRUG PEDDLERS JAILED:?The police have arrested six notorious drug peddlers under 3 MPO and sent them to different jails of the province initially for a period of three months which is extendable at its expiry.

District police officer retired Capt Mansoor Aman told Dawn that the drug pushers were facing criminal cases in different courts of law after having been nabbed by police with drugs. He said they continued with drug peddling soon after their release on bail, posing threat to the society.

Mr Aman said due to the growing public complaints against the drug pushers, the police had no choice but to arrest them.

He said zero tolerance policy was being practiced by the police against the drug peddlers.

The drug peddlers were identified as Mujeebur Rahman, Shakir Ahmed, Javed Ahmed, Abdul Ahad, Abdul Nasir and Shakil Ahmed.

BAR ELECTS OFFICE-BEARERS:?Khurshid Hussain Mughal of PML-N defeated Syed Burhan Shah, the joint candidate of PPP and PTI, to become president of the Chitral District Bar Association in its annual polls on Tuesday.

Other office-bearers included Waqas Ahmad general secretary and Ibrahim Shah treasurer.

Published in Dawn, April 4th, 2018

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