GUJRANWALA: A UC councillor attempted to commit suicide by climbing up an electricity pylon in protest against the government for not providing powers to the elected local bodies members. Liaqat Ali was elected as councillor from Nadala Sandwan on the ticket of PTI. On Tuesday he climbed up an electric pylon in bid to commit suicide and chanted slogans against the Punjab government for not giving them powers to resolve the problems of their areas. A large number of locals gathered on the spot and pleaded with him to not commit suicide. Later on after an hour long negotiation with people, he agreed to come down from the pylon.

GIRL CRUSHED TO DEATH: A girl was crushed to death by a moving train here at Sheranwla Bagh railway crossing on Tuesday. According to the police, the girl was crossing railway track when Rawalpindi-bound passenger train, coming from Lahore crushed her to death. Identity of the deceased could not be ascertained till filing of the report.–Staff Reporter