Hundreds of teachers of government schools staged protest demonstration and took out a rally against the government for tasking them with extra-curricular duties.

The rally started from Press Club and concluded after reaching Company Bagh. Leaders of different associations working for teachers’ rights said in their speeches that at one hand, the government tasked the teachers with non-academic duties and then criticised them for unsatisfactory results. They also sought for the approval of their legitimate demands.

In Hafizabad, the contractual employees of Public Health Engineering Department observed strike and took out a rally for the regularisation.

Holding placards and banners, the protesters demonstrated in front of Press Club Hafizabad raising slogans against the Provincial Secretary Regulations for not regularising their services despite promise by Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif. Later, they burnt tyres and blocked the road.

POLICE RAID: The Vanike Tarar police have raided four different dens and seized 2,080 grams heroin and arrested four suspected drug paddlers including a female and registered four separate cases against them.

On a tip-off, the Vanike Tarar police have raided the dens of Fehmida alias Rani, Aamir Toki, Muhammad Amin and Ahsanullah and seized 2080 grams heroin and arrested all the paddlers red-handed while selling the contrabands. The police also recovered sale proceed of Rs7,500 from the.

Meanwhile, the police arrested proclaimed offender Muhammad Nawaz who was wanted by the police in double murder of Ghulam Abbas and Altaf Bowera. The desperado had committed double murder in village Dhariwal sometime back and since then he went underground.

ROBBERY: Bandits deprived two persons of cash amount of Rs15,000, a laptop and other articles worth thousands of rupees. According to Umar Waqas student of UET Lahore resident of Darbar Road Habib Ghanj Hafizabad, he was on way to his residence when two armed robbers snatched away his laptop, cash amount of Rs. 10,000/-, credit card, CNIC and other documents at guns point.