LAHORE: At least four people were wounded when a gas cylinder exploded in a shop in Sherakot on Monday, rescue workers said. The Edhi Ambulance service shifted the injured to the Jinnah Hospital. They were identified as Wasif, Shabbir, Majid, and Rizwan. The condition of the injured was said to be out of danger.

Police said that the victims were sitting inside a shop when a gas cylinder exploded apparently because of gas-leakage. Further investigations were underway.–Staff Reporter

Crackdown on high beam lights

LAHORE: National Highways and Motorway Police (NH&MP) DIG Mirza Faran Baig has said that many motorists are still using powerful headlights on the national highways which increases the risk of accidents besides causing inconvenience to other road users.

A police spokesperson said that the motorways police have launched a special campaign to stop the practice of using high beam lights. This awareness campaign has been launched on the direction of IG Muhammad Saleem Bhatti to discourage the use of high beam lights at night on the national highways.

According to DIG Mirza Faran Baig, most of the motorists are unaware that dazzling lights and headlights in high-beam mode could cause accidents by blinding motorists in the opposite lane as well vehicles on the same lane.  

He also inspected the performance of field officers regarding high beams violations and appreciated the performance of patrolling officers. –Staff Reporter

Lawyers’ protest on

LAHORE: City lawyers Monday continued their protest against Daska killings and demanded immediate action against the culprits involved in the murder of their colleagues.

The litigants, however, faced problems due to the strike and boycott of lawyers at the courts. Wearing black arm bands, the lawyers appeared before the courts and pleaded the cases of urgent nature. They condemned the brutal killings terming it the failure of the government.

Delegations of Lahore High Court Bar Association and Lahore Bar Association called on Chief Justice Maznoor Ahmad Malik and told him about the anxiety among the lawyers on the killings of their colleagues.  

The chief justice urged the lawyers to be calm and said the law would take its way. Both the bars also held general house meetings to chalk out their future plan over the issue.–Staff Reporter