Dengue claimed the life of a nine-year-old girl here before the onset of dengue season on Saturday.
According to sources, nine-year-old Hira, daughter of Mohammad Jameel, a resident of Mohallah Eidgah Lallian was brought to DHQ Hospital with severe fever and vomiting symptoms.
 Her family told that according to her laboratory tests, she was diagnosed as having dengue virus. She could not recover and breathed her last in DHQ hospital. It is to be noted here that no separate dengue ward could not establish in DHQ Hospital despite strict directives by the Punjab chief minister.