Windstorm, rain play havoc in Lakki

Rain play havoc in LakkiLAKKI MARWAT : Heavy rain coupled with windstorm played havoc in parts of the Lakki Marwat district on Sunday.

Locals said that pre-monsoon spell of rains coupled with windstorm caused damages to houses and uprooted trees.The windstorm also damaged electricity pylons and power transformers in different areas.The rain also brought down temperature and reduced the intensity of heat.POLIO DRIVE: National Research and Development Foundation (NRDF) core committee’s member Mufti Ihsanullah has called upon the clerics to take active part in the campaigns against polio.

He was speaking at a meeting here on Sunday, which was attended among others by NRDF field coordinator Shahid Anwar and district Khateeb Maulana Abdul Wahab.The participants also held Quran Khawani on the occasion for the departed soul of MPA Ziad Durrani, the son of former chief minister Mohammad Akram Durrani. They also expressed their sympathies with the bereaved family.

Mufti Ihsanullah told the meeting that the health department had succeeded in instilling the usefulness of oral polio vaccine into the minds of people especially reluctant parents due to hectic efforts of the religious scholars.“The efforts on part of NRDF also enabled the district health department and other stakeholders to cover refusal cases and remove misconceptions from the minds of people about anti-polio drops,” he maintained.He said that ulema would make all out efforts to wipe out the crippling disease from the district. – Dawn