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Khyber residents get water purification tablets

Khyber residents get water purification tablets

LANDI KOTAL: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, Khyber chapter, on Monday distributed seven million water purification tablets to the residents of Landi Kotal here.

PTI local leader Shahid Khan Shinwari distributed the tablets among representatives of different tribes during a ceremony held at the local press club.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Shinwari said his party arranged the water purification tablets from its own resources after receiving complaints about water-borne diseases in Landi Kotal during summer season.

Meanwhile, the Khyber Agency political administration has recommended the name of a khasadar official for a gallantry award after he risked his own life and saved many more by timely detecting an explosive device at the Torkhum border on Friday.

Landi Kotal Assistant Political Agent Mohammad Tayyab Abdullah said that Khasadar official, Stana Gul, was injured after a time device hidden in a pushcart exploded near him.

Mr Abdullah said the explosive device could have killed dozens of people if it had been exploded in the crowded area, but the khasadar official prevented it from being taken to its intended target.

He said that the Khyber Agency Political Agent, Syed Shahab Ali Shah, has recommended to the federal government the name of the injured khasadar for a civil gallantry award for his brave and heroic act. He added the local administration would also award cash prize to the khasadar official once he was discharged from hospital.

Published in Dawn, June 16th, 2015

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