HAFIZABAD
A member of Qabza Mafia has grabbed the building and compound of an under-construction gymnasium and turned it into a warehouse of husk.
He has also set up a truck stand from where he transports husk to other places. The windowpanes of the building worth Rs80 million have been broken and cattle are seen loitering in the premises while heaps of husk are lying everywhere.
Different sports unions and citizens have called upon the district administration to take a legal action against the grabber and ensure speedy construction of the gymnasium.
RELIEF PLEDGE: An All-out effort is being made by the administration to provide wheat flour, pulses, vegetables and fruits for the citizens at cheaper rates, said District Coordination Officer Mansoor Qadir.
During a surprising visit to the bazaar, he along with other officers checked the quality and prices of the essential items and expressed his satisfaction in this respect.
He advised the vendors that the administration was determined to provide essential commodities at the Sasta Bazars at reasonable prices for providing relief to the consumers and warned that he would show zero tolerance to the vendors who are found selling inferior-quality commodities at their stalls.
Govt asked to rid country of US slavery:  Unconditional negotiation with Taliban is a prerequisite to eliminate terrorism and ensure peaceful conditions for national stability, said Prof Abdul Sattar Hamed, Punjab Ameer of Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadith.
He was addressing “Baidari-i-Millat Conference’ held in Masjid Mubarik. He said that efforts should be made by the rulers to steer the nation out of the US slavery with which peace in the country could not be ensured.
He added that the western powers had never been sincere to the Muslims and they wanted to pitch Muslim against Muslim to achieve their motives. He further said that the formula presented by Central Ameer of the Jamiat Prof Sajid Mir should be made code of ethic to prevent sectarian hatred.
He said that Jamiat had started holding conferences at different places to ensure peace and interfaith harmony. He also called upon the government to start negotiation with the Taliban without further delay and take prompt and concrete steps to end gas and electricity loadshedding in the country.