Governor condoles with flood victims
Nasib Shah Shinwari
Peshawar/Khyber Agency—Governor Khyber Pakthunkhwa, Iqbal Zafar Jhagra on Monday visited Landi Kotal Khyber Agency and distributed Rs.300,000 among the heirs of 27 victims of a weeding party died after their pick-up was washed by the flood water at Sarshaga area the other day.
The Governor met with the members of bereaved families and prayed Allah Almighty to rest the departed souls in eternal peace. The Governor expressed profound grief and sorrow over the loss of precious life in the incident.
The Governor said every possible effort would be made for the help of the heirs of the deceased of the said mishap and would not be left alone. The Governor said the government would bear the education expenses of children of the victims.
Meanwhile, it is reported that the governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Monday said that installation of gate at Torkham border crossing would benefit both Pakistan and Afghan citizens and help both countries in blocking terrorists’ who used to cross border and kill innocent people on both sides of border.
Iqbal Zafar Jhagra said this while speaking to a cheques distribution ceremony held in Baza Zakhakhel in Landikotal. The governor said that Pakistan and Afghanistan were the two brother neighboring countries who have had cordial relations both at governments and masses level.
He said border management plan had been designed to keep close watch on the people cross Torkham border. Jhagra said peace and solidarity in Pakistan was their first priority and would let anyone outsider to create rift among the people living in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Iqbal Zafar Jhagra said that the sacrifices rendered by Zakhakhel tribesmen for restoration of peace in Khyber Agency would not go wasted; Adding that those died in the flood incident the other day was shocking news for the whole nation. He said on the advice of Prime Minister Nawas Sharif he visited Zakhakhel and condoled the tragic deaths of the wedding celebration.