Our Staff reporter HAFIZABAD - A seminar was held here at Govt Islamia College for Women to create awareness among the masses to save themselves from dengue fever. Addressing the students and staff, Hafizabad Assistant Commissioner Noman Hafeez said that the government functionaries were fully aware of the fatal disease. However, he said that all-out efforts were being made to save the masses from this fever. DO Health Dr Saeed Akhtar and Principal of the College Zahida Nasreen Bhatti also informed the students how to save themselves from the spread of dengue fever. Meanwhile, the local citizens have expressed their concern over the apathetic and negligent attitude of the Health Department and TMA for not fumigating the localities despite the fact that the Health Department had purchases 7,000-kg of insecticides worth Rs305 million in the last week of June last. The EDO Health has recently claimed that the fumigation campaign has been launched but no fumigation in the city area has been visible as yet. The Citizens Association, Power Looms workers Union and Pakistan Labour part office-bearers have called on the DCO to order the Health Department to ensure speedy fumigation to save the citizens from dengue virus / malaria. 449 PROFITEERS FINED: Special Price Magistrates in the district during August last had challaned 449 shopkeepers on the charge of profiteering and had collected total fine of Rs2,95,500. Moreover, eight shopkeepers were booked under the Price Control and Essential Commodities Act while one shopkeeper was put behind the bar of four days. 4739 TRAFFIC VIOLATORS FINED: District Police (Traffic) during August last had chalaned 4,739 vehicle owners and imposed total fine of Rs10,95,100. The vehicles included 1,958 PSV and 579 commercial. Moreover, licences of 17 drivers and route permits of 12 commercial vehicles were suspended, Waseem Akhtar DSP said here. The DSP has appealed to the drivers to abide by the traffic rules to save themselves from punitive action. Three robbed of valuables; car stolen: Dacoits deprived three persons of cash amounting Rs21,099, lifted a car from Taxi Stand Jalalpur Bhattian and injured another at three different places in the district during the past 24 hours. According the police source, bandits lifted away LWA-6975 from Taxi Stand Jalalpur Bhattian. The villagers staged a protest against the police. Three armed bandits waylaid Muhammad Irfan of Kolo Tarar near Shaheed Chowk on Kolo Road the other night and snatched away Rs10,099. When Irfan offered resistance, the bandits stabbed him resultantly he received serious injuries. He was removed to hospital in Lahore in critical condition. According to another report, three armed bandits stormed into the house of Safdar Ali in Kot Mian and made off with Rs11,000. The police have registered separate cases against the accused. Man commits suicide: A man identified as Zulfiqar, a resident of suburban Dohatta Azmat Village committed suicide by shooting himself with his fathers gun. According to family sources, Zulfiqar was an addict and he was admonished by his parents but he felt annoyed and decided to put an end to his life by shooting himself with his fathers gun.