KOHAT: An elderly man has warned of committing selfimmolation in front of the provincial police chief`s office if his `kidnapped` daughter is not recovered forthwith.
Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, Iqbal Shah, a resident of Tora Stana area of Gumbat tehsil, alleged that Akhtar Ali of Nizampur area had married with his daughter after kidnapping her seven months ago.
He alleged that the man later sold her to someone in Rawalpindi.
He lamented that despite his repeated applications, the district police officer, Kohat, took no action to recover his daughter, who was already married.
He said though the culprit had been arrested, his daughter was still missing.
He appealed to the chief minister to take notice of his misery and ensure early recovery of his daughter.
POLIO CAMPAIGN: A total of 53,807 children under the age of five would be given oral drops during a four-day antipolio campaign starting on August 22 (Monday).
An official of Extended Programme on Immunisation briefed the participants of the steering committee for eradication of polio and typhoid held here on Tuesday that 137,855 children up to the age of 15 would be vaccinated against typhoid during a campaign, which would start on October 3 and continue till October 15.
The meeting was chaired by the deputy commissioner.
TRAINING: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Rescue 1122 Director General Dr Khateer Ahmed has announced a free emergency training programme for the people of Kohat.
A rescue spokesperson, Yasir Khattak, in a statement on Tuesday said the people would be given training in first aid and emergency.
Meanwhile, deputy director Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Food Safety and Halal Food Authority Asad Qasim on Tuesday launched a campaign to check quality of food being served at the roadside eateries.
In a statement, he said teams had been dispatched to the bazaars to check food quality of restaurants through the mobile testing laboratory and impose fines on those not maintaining quality and hygiene.