KASUR - Citizens are suffering from a great ordeal due to frequent traffic jams caused by illegal rickshaw stand established here at Nur Mahal Cinema Chowk.

During a survey, residents of different areas told The Nation that transporters have established an illegal rickshaw stand at Nur Mahal Cinema Chowk due to alleged negligence of the administration. They said the rickshaw stand is causing serious traffic problems, especially during school and official hours. “People have to suffer severe traffic mess caused by the illegal rickshaw stand,” they said and added the commuters, especially students cannot reach their workplaces and schools timely.

Besides, many traffic accidents have also been reported in the area. They demanded the government look into the matter and get them rid of the difficulty.

DACOITS MAKE OFF WITH CASH, VALUABLES

Dacoits took away cash and other valuables in different robbery incidents while they also shot at and injured a citizen for resistance here the other day.

According to police, three dacoits intercepted a motorcyclist, Rafiq, and snatched cash, cell phone and motorbike from him. They also shot at and injured him for resistance and fled. Rafiq was rushed to Kasur District Headquarters Hospital. Teh Sheikham police are investigating.

In Kot Radha Kishan, unidentified thieves stole Rs1.2 million and other items from the shop of Khalid at Sabzi Mandi.

Similarly in Talwandi, thieves broke into the shop of Shakil Ahmed and made off with Rs32,000 cash and Rs100,000 worth items. Police are investigating.