Rawalpindi -

Three people died when a car collided with a trailer on Kohat-Rawalpindi road near Ghulam Banda on Thursday morning.

One person was also injured‚ who was admitted to a local hospital.

The rescue teams rushed to scene and shifted bodies to hospital for legal formalities. Police also reached on spot and started investigation.

Poor policing

The police fail to maintain traffic sense as wheelie and racing go unabated in Rawalpindi. Lads are seen doing wheelie and racing on Expressway and Murree, risking life. Cops play the part of silent spectators, though scores of youngsters have lost their lives in road accidents.

Raising concerns over the issue, citizens demanded high-ups to take concrete steps to put an end to such risky stunts to save lives.

Banned

The Rawalpindi Cantonment Board has imposed a ban on movement of donkey-carts on the main roads of cantt.

Rana Manzoor Hussain, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), while slapping the ban, directed sanitation staff to conduct operation against the carts.

The sanitation staff during their operation confiscated 20 donkey carts in main bazaars of Sadar and later let them go on the guarantee from their owners for not bringing carts on Mall road in future.

Beauty parlours mushroom

Citizens have raised their concerns at the mushrooming of beauty parlours and boutiques in the residential sectors of federal capital.

People have set up beauty parlours in G/6, F/6, F/7, and F10.

The lack of parking lots adds to citizens’ woes,  Residents complained that overnight noise of the vehicles outside their homes causes hurdle in their sleep while long queues of vehicles outside the homes also disturbs them when they have to come or go anywhere from their homes.

The CDA only issues the notice to these beauty parlours and boutiques that are which have never been taken seriously by the owners of these parlors and boutiques. Residents of the federal capital have appealed to higher authorities to take strict action against these beauty parlors and boutiques and to shift them into commercial areas from the residential areas. Also, Wasa has decided to supply extra 2 million gallons water per day to the citizens from Rawal dam to overcome shortfall of water supply from tube wells due to load shedding.  Managing Director WASA Muhammad Akram Soban said WASA is meeting the water requirement of the citizens from 3 major sources. They are Rawal dam, Khan Pur dam and 323 tubewells operating inside the city.

He said that water supply process from tube wells is being affected badly due to load shedding therefore, WASA has decided to provide 2 million gallons water extra per day from Rawal dam to the citizens. This way water supply from Rawal dam will increase from 10 million gallons to 12 million gallons, he added.