OKARA - Artificial price hiking which the fruit and vegetable dealers have created, has made the life tough for the people. Due to non-availability of price lists on daily basis from the Market Committee shopkeepers are fleecing poor consumers with both hands. The people, who have already been crushed by increasing prices of daily-use items on a daily basis, are now being hacked by the shopkeepers. On little argument from the customers to settle price, the shopkeepers snatch commodities from their hands. Citizens are of the view that it is the duty of Market Committees to issue rate lists of vegetables and fruits on daily basis and make the shopkeepers display these lists at places visible to everyone to facilitate the customers vis--vis bound the shopkeepers sell commodities on fixed prices. The people have demanded the Okara DCO to eliminate monopoly of the shopkeepers and ensure sale of daily-use items on fixed and officially set rates. Police seize 55 litres liquor: The A Division Police arrested two vintners in a raid and seized 55 litres of liquor. As per detail, SHO Malik Tariq Javaid Awan was tipped off that there were two drug pushers with heavy quantity of wine near old courts in 33/2R. The SHO along with his team conducted a raid and arrested Qasim Ali and Safdar Hussain with 25 litres and 30 litres of wine respectively. The police registered a case against the culprits and put them behind the bars. Minor dies, 5 faint due to scorching heat: A 3-year-old child expired while he was being taken to hospital for medical check-up due to scorching hot weather. Anwar, a resident of Depalpur, was bringing his son to Okara for a medical check-up when he died of scorching heat. Moreover, 5 more persons have been reported to have been fainted owing to severe hot weather. Rally against target killing: The Ahli Sunnat Waljamat activists took out a rally to condemn target killing in Karachi. Addresing the participants, ASW district president Maulana Muhammad Awais and General Secretary Qari Abdul Hanan Farooqi said the government had completely failed to maintain peace and stop target killing, therefore the Sindh CM should resign from his office. 15 houses demolished: About 15 houses in Chak 392/JB were demolished by the Revenue Department. They has been residing there for the last several years and had repeatedly requested higher authorities to grant proprietary rights to them. They were even issued no notice before the operation. They urged the Punjab chief minister to provide alternative land for them and compensate the loss as a result of demolition of their houses.