OKARA-A woman along with her relatives from village Mahint Darshan blocked Haveli Lakha-Head Sulemanki Road against her humiliation by a landlord and sought justice.

She demanded registration of a case against the landlord for torturing, disgracing and dragging her in public. The fodder of the landlord namely Rai Aslam Kharal of the village was stolen. On the order of the landlord, his men including Ashraf, Akram, Shoaib and others entered the house of widow Safia Bibi and beat up her ruthlessly.

They tore off her clothes and dragged her nude pulling her hair in village streets, raising slogan that whoever steal their fodder, he would be dealt with in the same way. The woman remained crying raising her piteous voice. She wailed to the assailants to leave her in the name of Allah and the Prophet (SAW) but to no avail.

When the assailants left, she reached the Haveli police station along-with village people to get a case registered against the landlord. But the police paid no heed to her complaint. Then she and some villagers blocked the Haveli Lakha-Head Sulemanki Road by burning tyres protesting against the landlord’s tyranny and police’s senselessness. She demanded Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif grant justice against the tyrants. The village people also demanded legal action against the landlord.

Deputy Commissioner Saima Ahad said that for economic development, the financial institutions provided a strong foundation. She said that banks must step ahead to help agriculture, domestic handicraft and small industrial business. Only then the deprived class of people could manage to earn respectably by utilising the facility, she said. She was addressing the inaugural function of Itemad Islami Banking branch of the National Bank of Pakistan at MA Jinnah Road.

WEDDING CEREMONY: The Walima of two sons of Ashraf Khan Sohna, former MPA, was held at his college at GT Road. Political personalities arrived to felicitate him on the marriage of his sons. PTI leader Muhammad Sarwar and his party leaders Ijaz Chaudhry, Rai Hassan Nawaz, Dr Yasmin Rashid, Walid Iqbal, Jamaat-e-Islami central leader Fareed Piracha, Atta Maneka and others attended the event.

Chaudhry Sarwar said that he prayed that may at the advent of New Year the politics of the country adopt true direction and the corruption come to an end.