Threat alert: Bajaur press club remains shut

Published: November 15, 2018
Policeman guards the Bajaur Press Club. PHOTO: @hasbanullahkhan/ TWITTER

Policeman guards the Bajaur Press Club. PHOTO: @hasbanullahkhan/ TWITTER

SHABQADAR: Following threats of a terrorist attack, the Bajaur press club remained closed for a second day on Wednesday.

The club’s president Hasbanullah Khan said that they had been informed by the Bajaur Tribal District administration on Tuesday morning that terrorists could attack the club.

The club is located in Khar, the headquarters of the Bajaur Tribal District. Following the threats, Levies officials had been deputed outside the club to secure it.

The levy officials also directed the storekeepers of nearby shops to evacuate to avert any damage to life in the event of an attack.

Meanwhile, the threats have prompted the closure of the club, with activities there grinding to a halt.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 15th, 2018.

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