Federal Minister for Defence, Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif has emphasised upon the traders bodies to come forward and lend a hand to the government to eradicate price hike, black marketing, hoarding and adulteration in daily-used commodities.

It is a common and national responsibility of the traders to discourage the malpractice, especially in the holy month of Ramazan.

He stated this while talking to the local traders after inaugurating several Fair Price Shops in different parts of Sialkot city here on Monday.

Local MPAs Mansha Ullah Butt, Ch Muhammad Ikram and Ch Arshad Warraich, Markazi Anjuman Tajraan President Mehar Ghulam Mujtaba, General Secretary Haji Ehsanul Haq, Sialkot DCO Iftikhar Ali Sahu, local PML-N leadership and senior journalists were also present on the occasion.

Federal Minister Kh Asif revealed that price hikers, black marketers, hoarders and adulterators would be dealt with iron fist. He said that the traders should show their full cooperation to the administration for ensuring early and smooth provision of maximum financial relief to the common man during the holy month of Ramzan. The Punjab government has announced special subsidises on the daily-used commodities following the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to facilitate the faithuls, he pointed out.

Earlier, DCO Iftikhar Ali Sahu briefed the Federal Minister that the district administration had established as many as nine Sasta Ramzan Bazaars and 42 fair price shops in the district’s all the four Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial and Pasrur tehsils for providing maximum relief to the people.

FATHER PLANED MURDER: The police investigators of the case of beheading of a love marriage couple told that the other arrested accused in this case had disclosed that the Dilshad, father of slain girl Mafia Bibi, was the main accused and mastermind of the case, as he had planned to give an unforgettable punishment to the newlywed couple for love marriage. Thus, he planned to behead them after their abduction in a bid to quench his revenge.

On the other hand, senior police officials remained busy in making maps on the place where the ghastly incident occurred on July 26, 2014 late at night.

The arrested four accused Ghulam Rasul, Bashiran Bib, Iqbal Hassan and Shamshad recorded their statements to the Daska police regarding confession of their sin of beheading the newly-wedding couple over the love marriage issue in village Satrah of Daska tehsil here.