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Protest against load shedding

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A resident of the Chamkani Village arranges a protest during the Chamkani Area, against over billing and load shedding in local villages. During the protest the villagers demanded to reduce massive load shedding and extra ordinary increase in bills. The protest was leading by aged and well known villagers of Chamkani including Nasrullah, Olas Khan, Khalil Khan, Dr. Inayat Ullah (PTI) , Sadar Ul Islam (JI) and Younas Lala.

5 years journey

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Tomorrow is the 5th anniversary of Chamkani.NET, it was launched on 17 August 2007 with a simple layout in HTML. Furthermove we improved it with dynamic options and features plus added some more information. After that a regular news section was scrolled in order to inform you people about the things happening around you.  

PAC to take action against officials; Saqibullah Khan

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A meeting of Public Accounts Committee was held under Chairman Saqibullah Khan Chamkani on Tuesday in the conference room. Officers of the health department, audit and several other departments participated in the meeting. Detailed discussions were held on twenty five paragraphs. It was decided that action would be taken against officers who had been negligent of the increase of expenses over a period of time.

UNHCR warehouse catches fire in Chamkani

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A warehouse of the UNHCR caught fire in the Chamkini area of the city.  Thousands of tents being kept in the warehouse were burnt in the fire. According to eyewitnesses, there was welding work underway at the warehouse and it was from these sparks that the warehouse caught fire. Within minutes the fire engulfed the warehouse and fire fighters struggled to extinguish it.

Judges for Peshawar High Court

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Judicial Commission of Pakistan has proposed names of four new judges for Peshawar High Court. The commission which met under the chair of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary here Saturday proposed names of Asadullah Chamkani, Rohul Amin, Irshad Qaisar and Shahjahan Akhund for PHC. According to sources, JC deliberated on nine names and later finalized four names for the PHC. Following the approval of judicial commission, these names would be sent to parliamentary committee and after that President of Pakistan will approve them.

Chamkani Interchange : NHA officials directed to start construction

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Federal Minister for Communications Dr Arbab Alamgir Khan Khalil has given a two-month notice to National Highway Authority (NHA) officials to start construction of Chamkani Interchange or be ready for strict action.

According to the details released by the Ministry of Communication, Khalil, who is making visits across the country to personally monitor progress on all ongoing NHA projects, reached Chamkani Interchange to review its progress.

The government is providing thermal electricity to the people on subsidised rates by purchasing it for Rs 12 per unit but providing it to the people at Rs 8 per unit, and in this we are providing a Rs 118 billion subsidy to the people in the power sector, he added. He said that our resources are limited but our problems are unlimited but we will continue to make efforts to provide relief to the people in every sector. Khalil said that we believe in strengthening all institutions.

The minister took serious notice of the slow pace of work at the site and instructed the officials to start work on the project within two months, and warned that strict action will be taken against those responsible, otherwise. On this occasion, the minister formerly inaugurated the construction of water supply and irrigation nullah that will supply water to adjacent areas of Budhni, Yaseen Abad and Budhaani. This nullah will irrigate 4,000 acres land of three villages and will cost Rs 5.1 million. The minister pleased the people by giving on the spot approval to the demand of the people for construction of nullah and Chamkani Interchange.

While addressing a gathering here, the he said that the government of Pakistan People’s Party is fully aware of the problems faced by the people but the circumstances have brought us to a crossroad where we have to put the real situation before our people, and we will always adopt the policy of truth, the minister added. Khalil said that the government has launched the Bhasha Dam project that will be completed in 10 years to overcome power shortage, however, the government is making efforts to overcome load shedding as soon as possible.


Saqibullah Khan Chamkani opposes raise in salaries

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A member of treasury benches in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Wednesday expressed concern over increase in salaries of government employees during the last few years, saying it would discourage private sector. Participating in the budget debate, ANP MPA Saqibullah Chamkani said that 200 per cent increase was made in the salaries of government employees during the last four years.

“Here job means government’s employment. Everyone tries his level best to be recruited in any government department and avoids joining private sector,” he said.

In such a situation, the MPA said, how private sector would be developed that played pivotal role in strengthening economy of the country. “It is not responsibility of government to give jobs to people rather it has to facilitate them in getting jobs,” he said.

Mr Chamkani suggested that salaries of government employees should be increased on basis of performance. “Everyone knows that 80 per cent of the government employees are not performing duty and they have no output then why their salaries are increased every year,” he questioned. The MPA also opposed spending huge money on construction of schools. He said that a room in a government school was constructed at a cost of Rs1 million to Rs1.4 million in Peshawar where all materials were available easily. “Do you people and even officials of the department concerned construct a room in your house at a rate of Rs1.4 million,” he questioned.

Mr Chamkani demanded of the government to revise the schedule rate of materials what he termed very high, saying otherwise every year the province would spend huge money on it. He said that government should generate its own resources instead of relying on foreign donors because they were already facing financial crisis in their respective countries. He said that provincial government failed to achieve tax target during the last four years.

Cops thwart Doctor Khalil abduction

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Law-enforcers, late Monday night, foiled an attempted kidnapping of a Lady Reading Hospital’s RMO here in the provincial capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Geo News reported.

According to Chamkani Police Station, unknown snatchers not only abducted Dr Khalil but also commandeered his car on the way home from his clinic.

Reacting unusually quickly, police, surprised the kidnappers by catching up with them in a flash, which panicked the perpetrators so hard that they got rid of the abductee by throwing him out of the moving vehicle and sped away.

Later the RMO, who received minor injuries when the took the fall, was taken to the Lady Reading Hospital’s emergency ward for medical treatment, where the doctors tended to his wounds before discharging him.

Chamkani police have kick-started an investigation into the deplorable attempt.

Remote controlled bomb attack

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A remote-controlled roadside bomb attack, targeting a police vehicle left a passerby injured and two Edhi ambulances completely destroyed on the GT Road in Chamkani, Peshawar on Friday.

Chamkani Police Station House Officer Haji Inayat told that the blast occurred when Faqirabad Circle Deputy Superintendent Banaras Khan was passing by in his vehicle. Khan escaped unhurt. However, a passerby sustained minor injuries. Two vehicles of the nearby Edhi center were destroyed in the attack, while the centre was also damaged. A bomb disposal squad inspected the site, and an official of the squad told that

“the bomb was concealed in a manhole and was detonated via remote control.”

In The Line Of Duty: Khan was burried with sorrow, greef and cry

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As the news spread of SHO Fawad Khan’s death spread, his family and friends found it difficult to reconcile with the sudden loss of the brave 45-year-old.

“He loved being a police officer and his police uniform,” said Khan’s teary brother-inlaw, Jawed Pervez. “He was a true jiyala of the Sindh Police.”

The Civil Lines police station SHO was one of the two policemen who lost their lives in the Lyari operation on Saturday. Having served in the police for the last 18 years, Khan was known to go after wanted  criminals and gangs.

Fawad Chamkani

Outside his apartment on Jail Road, relatives, friends and well wishers stood in disbelief on the day of his demise. Khan, who was promoted to SHO last year, solved the Pizza Hut’s doorman murder case and was close to solving the murder case of a German organisation’s employee.

Two years ago, he served in Sudan in the United Nations peacekeeping force and was supposed to go back soon.

“He was so straightforward,so bold,” said Khan’s cousin, Khalid. “He served at nearly every police station in the city, from Darakshan to Gulshan-e- Iqbal to Saddar.”

Following his father’s footsteps, who was a high court lawyer, Khan had studied law at SM Law College. But he chose the police force over the judiciary. Khan, the eldest of six siblings, leaves behind four children.

His younger brother Sajjad, who works for the Crime Investigation Department, his wife, his sister and other family members all mourned his death but were proud of the services he rendered. “He was so brave,” said Khan’s sister-in-law.

“We were told that he was shot in the chest. For us he is a martyr.”

Khan’s namaz-e-janaza was held at the police quarters on Saturday night and on Sunday his body was taken to Peshawar for burial in the Chamkani village.