SADIQABAD - The PML-N has decided to remove the newly-appointed Rahim Yar Khan district president who was replaced with Chaudhry Mehmoodul Hassan by party chief Nawaz Sharif, as the officeholders and activists protested and passed a unanimous resolution against the appointment. The party leadership also expressed concerns over the appointment of Khalid Shaheen and Makhdoom Moinuddin Ali Hashmi as district president and general secretary respective and decided to remove the officer-bearers after the unanimous resolution. The rift erupted when Mr Khalid was again appointed as the president of Rahim Yar Khan and the party office-bearers refused to accept the decision and protested against the appointments during a huge gathering. They also passed the resolution and sent it to the party leadership to cancel the appointments in the best interest of the party. Regarding the district presidents appointment, PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif had phoned the partys Election Commission to change the earlier decision on the recommendation of Jafar Iqbal, the former National Assembly deputy speaker and PML-Ns former additional general secretary, and his wife Ishrat Ashraf, an MNA and former N Leagues women wing central president. According the commissions earlier decision, Chaudhry Mehmoodul Hassan Cheema was elected as the district president. The name of Mr Cheema, who is former tehsil president, was also proposed by Senior Advisor to Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Zulfiqar Khan Khosa for the slot. Cheema is included in the chief ministers close aides. However, the couple got the decision Cheemas appointment changed. As soon as the Khalid Shaheens appointment was announced, the office-bearers and the activists started protesting and refused to accept the appointee as the district president. As a result, differences erupted among the leaders and a group of the activists came forward and stood in front of Chaudhry Iqbal. In addition, former MPA Mian Imtiaz Ahmad, who had quit PML-N and joined Q League in Musharrafs era, has rejoined the former party and is the rival of Ch Iqbal. Besides, Mian Imtiaz and Mehmoodul Hassan have formed a new faction within the party against Chaudhry Iqbal. Therefore, the differences have erupted in the party. Thus, the party leadership in Lahore and Islamabad was informed of the precarious situation by MNA Sardar Arshad Khan Laghari, his brother Azhar Khan Laghari, a former MPA, Mehmoodul Hassan and important personalities from all the four tehsils. Finally, the party leadership has decided to remove the appointed district president and the general secretary forthwith. Earlier, the central working committees meeting had elected the president of the party and its central office-bearers on July 27. The election committee comprising Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, M. Hamza, Mamnoon Hussain, Changez Khan Murree, Shah Ghulam Qadir, Pir Sabir Shah and Haji Akbar had held the elections of the central office bearers of the party. Rescue 1122 remained high alert on Eid: Rescue 1122 staff shifted 82 injured persons of accidents and disputes out of which two succumbed to wounds in DHQ Hospital during Eid holidays. A press release, issued by district emergency officer Hafiz Ayub Bajwa, claimed that holidays of all staff were cancelled and all staffers served duty in Eid days.