lakki marwat    -   Deputy Commissioner Iqbal Hussain Bacha on Saturday called upon the people, especially farmers, to accumulate rainwater in their fields and use traditional methods to control floods.

Addressing the foundation stone laying ceremony of APCA House in the District Headquarters Complex Tajazai, he said that storage of rain and flood water was inevitable to boost the local economy.

The DC, who has been transferred and posted as Director General of Provincial Education Monitoring Authority (EMA), said that he had already done a lot of work in this regard by building earth embankments in the water courses.

“The embankments prevented large-scale destruction to public property and minimized damages in the current flood season besides helping to store rain and flood water”, he maintained.

Ghaznikhel Tehsil Council chairman Zeshan Muhammad Khan and All Pakistan Clerks Association Lakki Marwat district chapter president Haji Saeed Akhtar also spoke on the occasion.

DPO suspends cop: Lakki Marwat District Police Officer Ziauddin Ahmed on Saturday suspended a police constable from service after a video showing him displaying a weapon went viral on social media. In the video clip Constable Jehanzeb could be seen in plain clothes, possessing and brandishing a weapon.

“The DPO took notice of it and ordered suspension of the policeman from service,” a police official said.  The suspended cop had been directed to report to the Police Lines with immediate effect.