QILA DIDAR SINGH-A local Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader blamed the government for looting public money. Talking to The Nation, PTI Central Punjab senior vice president Ch Nasir Cheema alleged that the government awarded tenders to its blue-eyed contractors who did not maintain quality in development projects being carried out all over Punjab province. He said that people have been denied justice. He added that people lack basic necessities of life i.e. healthcare, education, employment etc. The government is on its deathbed, he claimed. The incumbent rulers have brought unbearable loss to the country's economy, he added.

NEW PRESS CLUB BODY ELECTED

Haji Arshad has been elected as chairman and Junaid Ansari as general secretary of Ladhewala Warraich Press Club for 2018-19 here the other day.

According to results of annual elections of the press club, Lala Shehbaz Gul was elected as patron-in-chief, Ch Haseeb Asif Pandhair as patron, Tariq Aziz Chohan as chairman, Sarfaraz Mughal as vice chairman, Ch Fiaz as senior vice president, Malik Shah Bukhari as vice chairman, Nadeem Ashraf Khan as vice president, Amir Shehzad as vice president, Tariq Fiazi as joint secretary, Ch Nasr Asif Pandhair as finance secretary, Sajid Mehmood as information secretary, Shahid Ansari as media adviser and Ahmed Nawab Virk as additional finance secretary of the press club. Local social and political figures greeted the new office-bearers and extended best wishes to them.

Man beaten to death over petty issue

KAMALIA-A man was tortured to death by rivals over a trifle here the other day.

Nisar, resident of Mohallah Dargahi Shah, submitted an application to Kamalia City police that his younger brother, Mukhtar Ahmed, was struck by the bike of Faizan. A dispute arose between the two. Later, Faizan along with accomplices including Nadeem, Javed, Saajid, and Akram attacked his house and beat his brother Abdul Ghaffar, his mother and sisters severely. Abdul Ghaffar sustained critical injuries and succumbed to his wounds on the spot. The City police filed a case arrested three suspects. Further investigation is underway.

HIGHWAY ROBBERY

Unidentified dacoits snatched a loading van and two cattle heads from a citizen. Zubair, resident of Chak 731 G/B, submitted an application to the police that he was carrying two buffaloes on a loading van when some unknown armed men intercepted him.

"They beat me and the van driver severely and snatched the vehicle and cattle heads from us," he alleged. Saddr police registered a case and started investigation.