The Anti Corruption Establishment sought the complete data of 25 notorious criminals from the Revenue Department, the National Database Regulatory Authority and the Foreign Office besides seeking help from Interpol to ensure the early arrest of the fugitives living abroad.

ACE Assistant Director Aitzaz Muneer Gondal told newsmen that early arrest of the proclaimed offenders had become a big challenge for the police. These criminals belonged to Gujranwala Division’s all the six Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat, Mandi Bahauddin, Hafizabad and Gujranwala districts. He added that 25 out of 40 notorious criminals had fled abroad especially Dubai and Malaysia.

He said that it had sought their complete data which would be helpful to trace out and arrest these accused. He added that the record of properties of the fugitives had been sought from revenue department, as their all the moveable and immoveable properties would be confiscated by the government. He said that the ACE had submitted petitions against 250 accused under section 182 PPC before the local courts to discourage growing trend of filing fake and bogus complaints.

UPLIFT PROJECTS: A total of 290 welfare and development schemes have been completed by spending billions of rupees with to raise the living standard of the people by providing basic facilities for them at their doorsteps in Gujranwala Division’s all the six Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat, Mandi Bahauddin, Hafizabad and Gujranwala districts.

Gujranwala Divisional Commissioner Khawaja Shamail Ahmed disclosed this talking to newsmen after reviewing the pace of all the under-construction development schemes. He said that the provincial government was spending Rs1.5 billion on the construction of 18 main roads in the region, besides, constructing a flyover at Aziz Chowk with an estimated cost of Rs1.2 billion. He narrated that 12 new educational institutions would be opened in the region while the construction of four hostels for students and teachers had also been started at Pasrur Cadet College near Pasrur.

He said that the students’ admissions capacity would be increased to 500 from existing 400 cadets at Pasrur Cadet College. He said that the Punjab government had released a special grant of Rs100 million for Khawaja Safdar Medical College Sialkot. He noted that the construction was briskly underway on several different projects at Gujranwala Meidcal College and University of Gujrat.

He revealed that the capacity was being increased to 130 beds at Govt Sardar Begum Memorial Teaching Hospital Sialkot and to 420 beds at Govt Allama Iqbal Memorial Teaching Hospital Sialkot by spending Rs97 million. He said that 28 tele-centres were also being established for providing all the facilities needed from the different government departments under the one roof.