| 13 november, 2009
ACCORDING TO DAILY FRONTIER POST PESHAWAR
Traffic problems engulf city F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Despite of Suo Moto notice taken by former Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court Tariq Pervez and assurance by the provincial government, the Peshawarites still facing traffic problems as they seems to be never ending. Almost all the vehicles stop on the limited Zebra Crossings available in the City, causing problems for the pedestrians in crossing the busy roads. The traffic police officials on rare basis ask a motorist to go back and leave the Zebra crossing for pedestrians. Similarly, the service roads specified for the use of public transport like those on University Road mostly remain empty as the drivers of the public transport keep their vehicles on main road even in the presence of traffic constables. The high ups of the traffic department seems bamboozled by problem as they have continuously failed to control the disorganised traffic in the presence of lack of proper planning. It is hardly seen any awareness campaign organised by Police Department in order to make people aware of lane driving, use of traffic signs and signals, use of proper headlights at night time etc. “The traffic of Peshawar is so bad that it takes almost 40 minutes to reach General Bus Stand from Saddar during the day time, a journey which takes less than 20 minutes during night time when there is very low traffic flow,” Kamal a resident of Saddar said. “There has been no regular bus stops available in the city. Particularly female and elderly face enormous problems in taking a public transport due to lack of proper stops,” Farhat Naz a resident of Gulbahar area said. She said the police constables kept on standing and the bus drivers stop the vehicles in the middle of the road to take the passengers but while alighting them they do not stop even at the respective stops and most of the passengers have to alight while the bus kept on moving. “The government has failed miserably to start separate bus service for women as announced by the previous MMA government and the present ANP-led government in the province,” Saira, a teacher of a private school said. “Though the police is doing a marvelous job in countering the terrorism in the province however, the traffic department needs to take revolutionary steps in order to bring the system on track,” said Ghulam Hussain a resident of Landi Arbad. The Peshawarites demanded of the government to take immediate measures to organise the traffic system in the city.
Implementation of NFC to start soon PESHAWAR (APP): The NWFP Senior Minister, Bashir Ahmed Bilour said on Sunday that National Finance Commission (NFC) is the second gift of democracy after restoration of sacked judges in the country. Implementation on NFC will soon be started and the present elected government deserved full credit for unanimous approval of NFC award. The NFC award will help bolster economic activities in NWFP and will generate employment opportunities for youth, he added. Addressing public meetings at Kohati, Kakshal, Zargarabad, the Minister said that problems of Peshawar city would be addressed. He said that peace was vital for development. The back of militants has been broken and they are targeting innocent people in public places in frustration, Bilour added. The government will continue to work for elimination of militancy and terrorism, he maintained. He said that mega developmental projects including northern by-pass, four kilometer link road from Jamrud to Hayatabad have been approved for Peshawar that after completion would provide quick communication facilities to people. The problems of Peshawarites would be addressed on priority level, the Minister concluded.
Section 144 imposed F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Section 144 has been imposed in Provincial Capital for 30 days in view of the volatile law and order situation in the province on Sunday. Tinted glass cars and arm displaying is prohibited and strict action is warned against the violators. The District Coordination Officer Peshawar Sahibzada Anees has media that the law and order situation in City has been improving in the last many weeks and the section 144 has also been imposed for 30 days in this regard.
Govt achieved success against militants: Owais F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Participants of 11th National Security Workshop of National Defence University were told at a briefing that insurgency in NWFP and FATA had been controlled and the situation was gradually improving. Additional Chief Secretary FATA Habibullah Khan made the presentation to the participants at Governor’s House on Sunday The NWFP Governor Owais Ahmed Ghani also attended the presentation and responded to various questions from the participants. He said that the government under a well thought out plan had achieved tremendous successes against the insurgents and militants. He hoped that the remaining targets would also be achieved within the period specified to get rid off the menace of terrorism. He informed the participants that leaving aside certain pockets the remaining parts of the province and FATA had been cleared of the terrorists.