PESHAWAR - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police in the ongoing search and strike operation throughout the province against criminals and anti-social elements arrested 215 suspects and recovered huge quantity of arms and ammunition.

As per details, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police in the operation conducted in different parts of the province recovered 30 arms and ammunition and 358 rounds of different bore. During the operation, 433 houses and 188 hotels were checked and 4 cases were registered against violators.

During snap checking on 136 check points, 184 suspects were held and recovered 17 arms of different kind and 211 cartridges of different bore. During action against illegal Afghans, a total of 42 persons were detained on violation and 21 cases were registered against them. Similarly, 8 persons were arrested on violation of illegal use of loudspeaker and 8 loudspeakers were seized. Seven cases were registered against the violators. Security inspections of 662 educational institution were also carried out and various institutions were advised to further beef up security arrangements.

NWA EMPLOYEES DEMAND SALARIES

Expressing concern over delay in payment of salaries, employees of Municipal Committee from North Warizistan Agency on Monday demanded the government to announce special grant to ensure salaries’ disbursement to them. Speaking at a news conference at press club here on Monday, Mumtaz Khan, senior clerk of Municipal Committee of the tribal agency, said that salaries and other allowances have not been paid to employees for the last three years. He said that the unnecessary delay in payment has created great unrest among them. He informed the Municipal Committee has been facing enormous financial constraints due to decrease in collection from its local properties due to military operation in the agency. Whereas, he added, the Ministry of SAFRON had also stopped issuing grant to the committee, which caused delay in disbursement of salaries and run affairs of the Municipal committee in North Waziristan Agency.

Despite unfavourable security conditions, he said, the employees were fully performing duties in the tribal agency but the government’s attitude towards them was unjustifiable. He said the issue of delay of payment was raised on several occasions with officials concerned at the FATA Secretariat but in vain.

Mumtaz said the Municipal Committee was running without Chief Officer for last two-year, demanding the government to immediately appoint the officer from deserving senior staff of the committee.

The employees warned that if the government did not meet their demand, then they will stage a protest sit-in outside the Governor House Peshawar.