Blast in Lower Dir hits 60 shops


As many as 60 shops were demolished as a remote control blast rocked in Jandol, tehsil of Lower Dir Sunday.

As per details, the bomb was planted on the two-storey market which was blasted, completely destroying one shop while 60 other shops got severely damaged.

According to police, 4 to 5 kilogrammes of explosive material was used in the bomb whereas at least five suspicious people have also been taken into custody by police.

The scrutiny of nomination papers will take place from April 2 to 4. The candidates can withdraw the papers until April 4 while appeals against rejection or acceptance of nomination papers can be filed on April 6, which will be dealt with latest by April 9. The election symbol will be allotted on April 11 and the final stage of polling will be on April 25.

According to the details, the elections in Faisal Cantonment, Manora Cantonment, Karachi, Clifton, Malir and Korangi Cantonments will be held on April 25. The executive officers of these cantonments have been appointed as the returning officers (ROs). The ROs will issue and receive nomination papers.

As many as 30 wards have been made in the 10 cantonment areas of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) where the nomination papers are being submitted on the general seats. Five wards each in Peshawar and Abbottabad, four in Nowshera, three wards each in Kohat and Risalpur while two wards each in Chirat, Mardan, DI Khan, Havelian were collecting the nomination papers.

As many as 10 wards have been made each in Rawalpindi, Chaklala, Wah Cantt, Lahore, Walton, Sargodha, Gujranwala and Multan while three will be five wards each in Sialkot, Shorkot and Okara and three wards in Bhawalpur were functioning.

There will be two wards each in Attock, Sanjowal, Taxila, Murree Hills, Kamra, Jhelum and Mangla and 44 wards in eight cantonment boards of Sindh. As many as nine wards of three cantonment boards of Balochistan have been made. Two wards each for Quetta, Zhob and Loralai have been formed.