11 KP personalities get civil awards, FATA students laptop distribution

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On behalf of the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Pakhtunkhwa Governor, Engineer Shaukatullah gave away national awards; including four Sitara-e-Imtiaz and seven Tamgha-e-Imtiaz to eleven personalities of the province for their extra ordinary achievements in their respective disciplines.  The provincial Chief Secretary, Mr. Ghulam Dastagir Akhtar read out the citations of the award winners on this occasion. 

Amongst the winners of Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Senator Haji Ghulam Ali and ex-provincial minister Syed Aqil Shah achieved the award for their contribution in the field of public services while the renowned educationists Prof. Dr. Ihsan Ali who is also the Vice Chancellor of Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan and Prof. Dr. Khan Bahadur Marwat were honoured for their extra-ordinary contribution in the field of archeology and agriculture respectively.

Similarly, amongst the seven winners of Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, Dr. Murad Ali and Dr. Tasleem Akhtar received the honour for their extra-ordinary achievements in the discipline of research in Chemistry and medical sciences respectively whereas, Dr. Masood Khan of the Department of Mathematics of the Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad was honoured for his contribution in the field of Mathematics.

Mr. Ahmad Gul, and Mr. Said Rehman Sheeno Tamgha-e-Imtiaz for their exceptional contribution in the field of art.  Syed Hussain Ali Shah also achieved Tamgha-e-Imtiaz and being abroad his award was received by his next kin.  Similarly, Late Syed Mir Mehdi Shah Mehdi was given posthumous awards for his services in journalism and poetry in particular which was received by his next of kin.

Fighting between militant outfits in Tirah valley displaced over 80,000 people: Governor: Governor Khyber Pakthunkhwa Engr. Shaukatullah Khan has said that armed clashes between the banned rival militants outfits in Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency has forced over 80,000 people to flee their homes in search of safer places.

Talking to reporters after addressing distribution of Laptop among the position holder students of FATA here at Governor House, he said that, majority of the IDPs of Tirah valley have moved to Aurakzai agency while some of them have taken shelter with their relatives in Peshawar city area. The FDMA authorities have been directed to provide the best possible help and assistance to the IDPs within their available resources.

In reply to a question Governor Shaukatullah Khan said that blast occurred near the site of relief distribute point of WFP in Jalozai camp was being investigated from different angles with main focus to ascertain as to why there was no security cordon on that particular day. He said proper steps have been taken to increase security measures in the camp and the distribution of relief items has been started again.

To a question he informed that serious efforts were underway for the recovery of the kidnapped Wapda employees and expressed the confidence that they would be recovered soon. The political administration and tribal elders have been directed to accelerate.

their efforts for safe recovery of the kidnapped employees. The government was in contact with the families of the Wapda employees. He said that he has ordered the concerned quarters to establish solar power computer labs in all the colleges and schools of the tribal areas.

He told that annually 468 laptops would be given to position holder students of tribal areas comprising seven tribal agencies. Similarly the authorities have also been directed to make arrangement for the provision of same to the brilliant students of six FR regions.

The distribution of laptops to shining tribal students would end their sense of deprivation as it were being given to students of other parts of the country.

The Governor gave 43 laptops to top three each position holders of SSC and FA/FSc students belonging to seven tribal agencies at a special ceremony held at Governor House on Saturday.

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