LAHORE – City police have booked more than 700 schoolteachers for staging protest demonstration against the government at the Mall Road, disrupting traffic and commercial activities at the leading artery.

Police sources said on Friday that a case has been registered with Civil Lines police station on the complaint of police Sub Inspector Liaqat Ali against 732 schoolteachers. The police have also nominated the representatives of various teachers union including Saeed Akhtar, Muhammad Aslam, Anwar-ul-Haq, Ghulam Rasool, Majeed Ahmed and others as accused persons in the FIR. However, sources said that no arrest has been made so far. A day earlier, hundreds of teachers converged at the Mall Road and staged strong protest demonstration against the government for not implementing on Teachers’ Package. The protesters clashed with the policemen as the cops forced them to disperse in order to ensure smooth flow of traffic.

International Fire Fighters’ Day: The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) in collaboration with the City District Government, Lahore, on Friday observed International Fire Fighters Day to honour the efforts and sacrifices made by brave men of emergency service.

Rescue 1122 media coordinator said a rally was organised in this regard which started from Emergency Academy and ended at District Office Lahore situated at Ferozepur Road after passing through major roads of the City. A large number of rescuers, officials along with fleet of emergency vehicles participated in the rally headed by District Emergency Officer Lahore Dr Ahmed Raza. Prayer ceremony was held for Fire Fighters of Rescue 1122 who laid down their lives in Ghakar Plaza tragedy while performing their duties.

Man kills ex-wife: A man alongwith his brother-in-law gunned down his ex-wife shortly after she embraced Islam and tied the knot with a Muslim man in Harbanspura police precincts on Friday.

Police sources said victim Perveen Bibi was married to  Saheb several months back but she allegedly developed illicit relations with her neighbour Imran. They said the woman got divorce from Saheb and tied the knot with Imran after embracing Islam. On the day of incident, her ex-husband Saheb and her brother Babar Masih arrived at her home and exchanged harsh words. Police concerned said they opened firing on the woman. Resultantly, she died at a local hospital. A case has been registered against the accused with no arrest till filing of this report.

Woman crushed to death: A 60-year-old woman was crushed to death by a speeding car in Racecourse police precincts on Friday. Police said the deceased identified as Batool Bibi was crossing the main road when an uncontrolled car hit her, leaving her in a pool of blood. She was taken to the Services Hospital where she breathed her last.

 Later, the body was removed to the City morgue for autopsy. Police booked an unidentified driver with no arrest till filing of this report.

Charas recovered: Kot Lakhpat Jail authorities claimed to have recovered 500 grams charras from the possession of an inmate on Friday.