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Two teenage sisters drown in Tanda Dam.

KOHAT -- Two teenage sisters drowned in Tanda Dam, where they had gone with their family to have Iftar on Sunday evening.

The Rescue 1122 personnel fished out the bodies from the dam with the help of local divers after hectic efforts of several hours during the night.

The bodies were shifted to the women and children hospital from where they were handed over to families on Monday.

The Saddar police said Aleema, 15, and Samina, 18, went towards water to play but slipped into it. Their father tried his best to save them but in vain. The victims belonged to Jabbi village.

UPLIFT STRATEGY DEVISED: Adviser to the chief minister on education, MPA Ziaullah Bangash has said a comprehensive strategy has been evolved for development of neglected parts of the province.

Talking to various delegations at his residence on Monday, he said Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief Minister Mahmood Khan were taking keen interest in bringing the under-developed areas on a par with the developed parts.

He said work on health, communication, education and water supply projects was underway.

Mr Bangash said intermediate classes would start soon at government higher secondary schools No 2, 3 and 4 in Kohat. Besides, he said evening shifts were being started at all primary, middle and high schools to enroll out-of-school children.

WALK HELD: A walk was jointly organised by the district administration and Water Supply and Sanitation Company, Kohat, at the old bus stand, participated by a large number of civil society organisations and the general public.

The speakers on the occasion asked the business community of old bus stand to refrain from throwing garbage during the day and shun the practice of torching the filth as it spread pollution.

WSSC operation manager Naeem Ahmed said garbage was lifted from the old bus stand every morning, but the traders threw it again the whole day and also burnt it.

He said the purpose of the walk was to create awareness among the people about how to dispose of the garbage for which banners had been displayed all over the place.

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Publication:Dawn (Karachi, Pakistan)
Date:Jun 4, 2019
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