MULTAN - Punjab Auqaf Minister Haji Ehsan Uddin Qureshi has said that unscheduled and prolonged power outages in the holy month of Ramazan have made the lives of poor citizens highly miserable but the rulers are not ready to resolve the issue.

Addressing the participants of an iftar party here on Thursday, he added that the masses agitated in each nook and corner of the country against loadshedding but the government had gone deaf and dumb. "The people will throw these rulers out of Islamabad in coming election," he added.

Referring to Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif's recent visit, he said that the chief minister was highly interested in the development of South Punjab and therefore he announced development projects worth billion for Multan. He added that Multan was the hub of PML-N and it would remain a hub in future. He said that the Punjab Government gave the gifts of Agriculture and Engineering Universities, ladies park, Mian Nawaz Sharif Park, CNG buses and many others to the residents of Multan.

BAN ON PILLION RIDING: The district administration has imposed a ban on pillion riding on August 21 in Multan.

District Coordination Officer (DCO) Zahid Akhtar Zaman has issued ban notification that says that the ban is being imposed in view of Youm-e-Shahadat-e-Hazrat Ali (RA). However, women, senior citizens and journalists would be exempted. The ban would automatically be lifted after August 21.

SAP rallies for health jobs: The Society of Allied Professional (SAP) brought out a rally against absence of employment opportunities for the graduates of BSc (Hons) Health Sciences here on Thursday. The rally started from Nishtar Hospital Multan and terminated outside Multan Press Club where the marchers staged a sit-in. Holding placards and banners inscribed with their demands, the protesters carried out non-stop sloganeering. They were led by Rana Naved Akhtar.

The speakers said on the occasion that the graduates of BSc (Hons) Health Sciences had passed out from King Edward Medical College and University of Health Sciences but still they were not being given jobs in government hospitals. They added that they sent repeated reminders to the government but to no avail. They lamented that they were being neglected and subjected to injustice. They demanded Punjab Government to allocate seats for the graduates of BSc (Hons) Health Sciences in all teaching hospitals forthwith.