SIALKOT

Due to inundation of rainwater and sewerage, huge quantity of wheat worth Rs5 million stored at the official warehouse situated on Railway Road Pasrur city has been ruined.

The Food Department had stored thousands of mounds of wheat at its official go-down located along Pasrur city’s congested Railway Road in 2014. It remained inundated with rainwater and sewerage for several days.

Earlier, the local people had informed the officials of food department who reached there and came to know about the big wastage of wheat yield stored there. The officials confirmed that the worth of the wasted wheat was Rs5 million.

When contacted, District Food Controller (DFC) Muhammad Rohail Butt said that probe has been ordered into the matter. He added that the inundated go-downs had been vacated after removing the damaged wheat yield from there.

ROAD PROJECT STARTS: The construction work on eight roads between farms and markets in Sialkot district has been started as the Punjab government will spend Rs512 million on the project under Punjab CM’s Rural Roads Development Programme.

The projects after completion will provide better means of communication for the local growers enabling them to transport their agricultural yields to the local markets.

Addressing a meeting after inaugurating the project of construction of Malkhaanwala-Sambrial-Firdous Chowk Road, a top admin officer said that the construction of these roads would complete till the end of June 2015.

FOUR MARRIAGE HALLS SEALED: Sialkot police have sealed three marriage halls for violating the schedule announced by the government as these halls remained opened late Sunday night.

DCO Nadeem Sarwar had conducted a raid on these marriage halls including Singhaar Marriage Hall (located along Eimanabad Road), Shagun Marriage Hall (Hajipura-Sialkot) and Hilton Marriage Hall (Paris Road Sialkot) and found the marriage functions continued even after 10:00pm.

Police have also registered separate cases against the owners of these marriage halls. On the occasion, the DCO directed the officials concerned to ensure timely closure of marriage halls following the directions of the Punjab government in a bid to avert any untoward incident.

The DCO also directed the district administration to seal all those marriage halls found violating the condition and register cases against the owners.