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81 separate polling stations set up for women in Lower Dir

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has set up 81 separate polling stations for women to ensure their right to franchise in Lower Dir district in the next general elections due on July 25. According to the district election commissioner Dir Lower Noor Said Khan Khattak, the district has two National and five provincial assembly seats. All the political parties are actively mobilizing women voters to actively participate in the election process. However, a woman from Upper Dir named Hameeda Shahid…

Major among four Army personnel martyred in Upper Dir operation

UPPER DIR: A Major among four personnel of the Pakistan Army laid down their lives during a military operation in Upper Dir district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa , the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a press release on Wednesday. Major Ali Salman – who belonged to an intelligence agency – along with his team was leading an anti-terrorism operation in Sherotkai area of Timergara in Upper Dir, conducted on an intelligence tip-off against a terrorist hideout in the area. One of the two suicide bombers present in…

PPP gave a new identity to KP, rights of Pashtuns: Gilani

LOWER DIR: Former prime minister and Pakistan Peoples Party leader Yusuf Raza Gilani on Sunday said the PPP gave a new identity to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and nominated a provincial governor from FATA. The former prime minister and PPP leader was addressing a rally in Lower Dir which was skipped by PPP chairman Asif Ali Zardari over security issues. The area has remained a traditional stronghold of the Jamiat-e-Islami. Gilani said that the PPP devolved powers to smaller provinces under the constitution, and relinquished…

Zardari not to attend PPP’s Lower Dir rally over security issues

LOWER DIR: Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) Co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari has called off his plan to attend the public gathering on security issues here on Sunday, ARY News reported. The former president was due to deliver a public speech but cancelled his plan at last moment as he did not get security clearance to participate in the public gathering. Former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani will deliver a public speech on his behalf alongside other leaders. The opposition party has intensified its pre-election…

Four Die, Fourtee Injured as Van Falls Into Ravine Lower Dir

LOWER DIR: At least four people were killed and other 14 injured when a passenger van fell into a ravine lower dir due to over speeding here on Saturday, ARY News reported. Two children were reportedly among the dead. According to police, the van was travelling from Asban to Gulabad when it met an unfortunate incident and fell into a deep ditch while maneuvering. Rescue teams with help of local people shifted the injured to nearby hospital where doctors pronounced condition of 10 injured as critical. However, the…