HAFIZABAD

Like dacoits, robbers and thieves, dogs have also been left unbridled across the district of Hafizabad particularly in Mohallah Dhab Wala, Farooq-e-Azam, Mohallah Rashidpura, Qila Sahib Singh, Mohallah Mughal Pura and Mangat Road due to apathetic attitude of the authorities concerned. Over the past two months the number of stray dogs in different localities has increased and they attack and bite the pedestrians especially in the nights. The Tehsil Municipal Administration earmarks sufficient funds to kill these-dogs every year by offering them poisonous ‘halwa’ but this time the officials concerned have perhaps themselves taken the ‘halwa’. The pity is that there is no anti-dog bite vaccine in the hospital and the victims have to spend huge money on their treatment.On the other side, three armed bandits intruded into the house in Mohallah Majeedpura in broad daylight and snatched away gold ear rings worth thousands of rupees.Asmatullah Rahmani, the owner of the house, three armed men stormed into his house and forced his wife Zuhra Bibi to hand over her earings at pistol point.INQUIRY: Civil Judge/Judicial Magistrate Rai Muhammad Naeem Kharl has been appointed as Inquiry Officer to ascertain the real facts leading to the death of Tasawar Hussain Bhoon Khurd. The victim was allegedly tortured to death by the Kaleke police on May 20 in the police custody.The judicial magistrate has directed all and sundry related to the case to attend his court on June 7 to record their evidence in connection with the custodial death of Tasawar Hussain, who was arrested by the police in connection with a case.NARCOTICS: The Awami Mahaz Hafizabad has expressed its grave concern over the sale of narcotics in different streets and localities of the city and certain villages. It appealed to the regional and district police officers to launch a special crackdown on the drug peddlers to save the younger generation from leading astray. Mock exercise conducted: Rescue 1122 Sialkot officials on Monday conducted a mock flood-fighting exercise in River Chenab near Head Marala here. During the exercise, the rescuers exhibited their skills to avert recurring flood threats and how to save human lives during flood. They also imparted necessary training to the representatives of NGOs to enable them cope with any situation during floods.Sialkot DCO Shakeel Ahmed supervised this mock exercise. The district administration provided emergency relief infrastructural help to the mock flood victims during the exercise, proving that all the departments were alert and ready to combat any flood eventuality.On the occasion, the DCO told the newsmen that the district government had divided the district into 22 sectors to avert the recurring flood threats under a foolproof flood protection plan, besides, establishing as many as 33 flood relief centres in the district’s all four Sialkot, Daska and Sambrial tehsils. Earlier, the District Flood Relief Committee reviewed in details the flood preventive measures. The DCO added that the district administration had already completed all necessary preventive arrangements to save the district from floods in the upcoming monsoon season.