MUZAFFARGARH - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday visited the house of a woman who along with her sister was forced to parade naked on gunpoint for seeking hand of a girl for her son by the girl's family in Khangarh.

The CM sympathised with the victims over the incident and assured them of justice. On the occasion, the CM gave a cheque of Rs500,000, besides allotting a house to the family in the model village. He also directed the district police officer to arrest the accused immediately.

Another report adds: the Punjab chief minister said that the accused would be tried under Anti-Terrorism Act. He asked the neighbours about the incident by knocking their doors. He directed the officials concerned to perform their duties honestly and with dedication to ensure rule of law.

 He pointed out that the dream of setting up a peaceful society could not be materialised without provision of justice.  He said that ensuring immediate and cheap justice to the common man was the priority of the Punjab government, warning that no dereliction of duty in this regard would be tolerated.  He warned the negligent public servants to mend their ways.

Meanwhile, a woman met with the chief minister, along-with her family members, and complained that her 9-marla plot had been grabbed by an influential person namely Ghulam Fareed Bhutta in Umerpur Janobi, Wasendewali, whereupon, the chief minister ordered the DPO to retrieve the plot for the family forthwith and take action against the grabber.

However, Muzaffargarh DPO Zeeshan Asghar said that the police had taken an action and registered a case against 10 people Under Sections 354, 354-A, 148, and 149 PPC.

He further said the police had arrested three main accused namely Abdul Ghaffar and his sons Muhammad Irfan and Munir Ahmed while the police were conducting raids to arrest the other accused.  Station House Office of Khangarh Mustafa Kamal said that Shoaib Ahmed had established a video shop in Khangarh where he allegedly developed ties with Adeela Bilal of village Chanwala. Both were caught in objectionable position in village Kullanwali some six month ago .Then elders of the area asked Adeela's father to give her hand to Shoaib but he refused.

Later, they planned to take revenge on Shoaib's family. They invited Shoaib's mother and sister for negotiation in village Chanwala for marriage of Adeela. But on their arrival, they forced them parade naked on gunpoint..

Crackdown launched on quacks: The Health Department launched a crackdown on spurious medicines and quacks here in the district.

As per detail, the crackdown launched against quacks and medical stores stocking spurious medicines following a host of complaints.  EDO Health Dr Amjad accompanied by Drug Inspector Muhammad Afzal Nadeem raided several medical stores, private hospitals and clinics. During checking, a male doctor and female doctor were found without MBBS degrees from any recognized institution. Similarly, Safia Hospital was Jail Road was sealed off and its owners were booked under the law.

The case was also referred to Drug Control Court. Meanwhile, Central Laboratory, Pakistan Laboratory, City Laboratory, and Malik Laboratory were also sealed off on the ground that they were being run by unqualified persons besides keeping spurious medicines.