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Call to arrest midwife’s killers

Call to arrest midwife’s killers

LAKKI MARWAT: Local paramedics have urged the police to arrest the killers of a woman health worker and provide security to employees of the health department.

During a meeting of the district paramedics association here on Friday, participants expressed concern about the killing of a midwife at the Government City Hospital and said the incident had unnerved health officials and therefore, the police should ensure their foolproof security besides arresting killers of midwife.

President of the association Nazir Khan, who chaired the meeting, said health officials would set up a strike camp at the Government City Hospital if the killers of midwife were not held.

“Provision of security will help health workers do their duty without fear,” he said.

Nazir Khan said paramedics would continue serving people.

He also urged the government to ensure welfare of paramedics.

MUSHAIRA ARRANGED: A local literary organisation, Marwato Tanqeedi Adabi Tolana, on Friday arranged a Pashto mushaira (poetry session) at the house of Maulana Inamullah Hamdard here.

Noted poet Anwar Khan Begukhel presided over the event, the organisation’s chairman, Mistri Ahmad Jan, as well as Naseer Turab attended the session as chief guests.

Poets from across the district attended mushaira and expressed the desire to promote peace and bring development to the region.

They advocated peace in their poems and received applause from participants.

Poets including Gul Marjan Gohar, Yousaf Naz, Hafiz Islamuddin, Irfanullah Daulatkhel, Lavangeen Mehsud, Mateen Jan, Saber Jan Saber, Emhart Ali and Hickman Nawerkhel recited verses and poems.

Speaking on the occasion, Mistri Ahmad Jan said peace efforts by poets deserved encouragement.

He said poetry sessions would be arranged in future to motivate poets to play due role in the promotion of peace and harmony in society.

Mistri asked the government to support literary bodies in the far-flung districts like Lakki Marwat and provide financial assistance to poets.

Published in Dawn, April 12th, 2015

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