/INP-SIALKOT-A man abducted and raped an eight-year-old girl on Friday while police rescued the girl and arrested the accused.

The police said that the accused kidnapped the girl from Hajipura area of Sialkot, took her to Mohallah Dinpura and raped her. The police taking swift action rescued the girl in critical condition during a crackdown and arrested the accused who was being interrogated after registering a case.

Likewise, armed men kidnapped a farmer’s daughter from her house in village Lakra Kalan-Motra, Daska Tehsil.

SCCI VISITED: A delegation of Defence Export Promotion Organisation (DEPO) visited Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) here.

They discussed the matters of mutual interest during a meeting held at SCCI. Acting SCCI President Sarfraz Butt presided over the meeting. The DEPO delegates highly hailed the unique export culture of Sialkot and Sialkot’s socio-economic and human development on self help basis by exporters.

They said that the Sialkot exporters had been playing a pivotal role in strengthening the national economy by earning foreign exchange. They also visited several leading industrial units in Sialkot and witnessed the international standard craftsmanship of Sialkot based artisans.

It said that the government was making efforts to boost the exports of the defence products in the international markets.