KHUDIAN KHAS- Jamaatud Dawah leader Hafiz Saifullah Mansoor has said that the holy month of Ramazan teaches the Muslims how to sacrifice for their brethren. "Ramazan is a very special month for Muslims, but the feelings and lessons we experience should stay with us throughout the year.

In the Quran, the Muslims are commanded to fast so that they may "learn self-restraint" (Qur'an 2:183). This restraint and devotion should encompass sacrifice for others as well. That is the true goal and test of Ramazan" he said while addressing a gathering of thousands here in village Kachha Pakka the other day.

While criticizing the anti-Muslim policies of India, the US and Israel, The JuD leader termed these countries as the biggest enemies of Islam and Muslims. He said that infidel forces were intolerant towards Muslims for following Quran and Sunnah. Urging the Muslims for unity, he said, "Muslims must shun sectarian differences and unite under one umbrella of Islam and Islam can only spread across the world by following the Sunnah of the Prophet (PBUH).

He vehemently condemned the recent agreement for Nato supplies between Pakistan and the United States and demanded that the political and military leadership must take revenge from the US, for killing innocent people in the drone attacks, according to Quranic injunction of Qisas.

He also condemned Muslim leaders' apathy towards oppressed Muslims of Myanmar and said apathetic Muslim leaders and states were more responsible for persecution of Burmese Muslims in a sense that no responsible Muslim country or leader had tried to stop the killings by asserting pressure on the killer Myanmar government.

THREE BOOKIES HELD: Police arrested three bookies involved in gambling on India vs Srilanka cricket match from Khudian Khas city.

According to sources, the police conducted raid at Muhallah Dogranwala and arrested three gamblers Anwar Dogar, Mansha Dogar and Azam red-handed and recovered Rs3000 stake money from the spot. Police have registered a case.

2nd phase of Green Tractor Scheme soon : DO-Agriculture Ch Tanveer Ahmad said that The Punjab government has decided to re-launch the 'Green Tractor Scheme' to boost agricultural production in the province.

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif initiated the Green Tractor Scheme and Rs0.2 million subsidy will be given on each of the 439 tractors to be provided by the Punjab government.

He said that subsidy would be provided through lucky draw. Application could be submitted till August 22, he added.

He said that it had been decided that 86 tractors for city Tehsil Bahawalpur, 63 in Tehsil Saddr, 128 in Ahmadpur East, 32 in Tehsil Khairpur Tamewali and 74 in Tehsil Yazman would be given to the farmers on subsidised rates.

He further said that farmers who were owners of the 2.5 acre to 25 acre land could submit the applications, or they would provide the power of attorney of the land from their parents.

He further said that the forms were available in the Agriculture Department or the Assistant Commissioner Office.