OKARA - Police force is an important part of the state administrative machinery and its role for maintaining law and order is undeniable.

The government had always been concerned about health of police jawans and it has now set-up free camps at police stations for medical examination of the policemen.

These views were expressed by District Police Officer (DPO) Hassan Asad Alvi during the inauguration of a medical camp at Tayyab Saeed Shaheed Police Lines here the other day.

He said that the camp has been established under directives from the chief minister. He informed that doctors at the camp would conduct medical examination of the cops for three days. He added the medical examination aims at diagnosing the diseases policemen have been suffering from and providing them modern health facilities.

SHOP OWNER LOOTED

An embroidery shop owner was looted by two dacoits here. Ramazan was on the way to his shop at Basti Iqbalnagar after selling some embroidered clothes when he was intercepted by two dacoits. They snatched Rs70,000 cash, a cellphone and embroidered dresses worth Rs124,000. A-Division police have registered a case and are investigating.

MAN BOOKED

Police registered a case against a man allegedly for beating his wife and evicting her and minor children from house here the other day. The accused was identified as Maqsood Ahmed, resident of 43/4L village. He along with accomplices Akram, Shakoor and Manzoor beat his wife, Sumera Bibi, over domestic issue. He also got her evicted from house along with minor children including Nasim (10), Naureen (3) and Muzammil Hussain (5). Police registered a case against the accused on the complaint of Sumera Bibi.