The district police is learnt to have arrested at least four dacoits after a shootout and recovered arms, motorbike, narcotics and other valuables from their possession here in wee hours of Thursday.

Police sources said that Qutabpur Police SHO Khalid Ameen set up a picket at Ghanghla Morr and attempted to stop four suspicious persons riding two motorbikes. However, they opened fire on the police and tried to flee. The police, however, chased the accused and caught them after an exchange of firing. The accused were identified as Kaleem, Muhammad Shahzad, Faizan and Shahzad Ahmad and are being interrogated by a special team. Police recovered four pistols, five kilograms of narcotics, two snatched motorbikes and other items from them.

Qureshi terms PTI only ray of hope: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the masses have pinned their hopes on the PTI, saying both the PPP and PML-N have failed to deliver.

Addressing a corner meeting in union council 12, he added that the PTI was a ray of hope for the people. He said that the PPP was faced with a serious leadership crisis while the PML-N made the lives of people further miserable in just three months through its anti-public policies.

He said that the real change always came from gross root level and it was the distinction of PTI that over 10 million people joined the party while it acquired over eight million votes in recent elections and became second largest national party. He asked the workers to reach out the masses and disseminate the message of Imran Khan. “We need to organise our party at grassroots level as it is the only way to materialise Imran Khan’s dream of change,” he added.