MULTAN

Nazim-e-Ala of Wifaqul Madaris Pakistan Maulana Hanif Jalandhri has suggested the government form an independent foreign policy and detach itself from others’ war for restoring peace in the country.

Talking to the journalists here on Wednesday, he added that the former government did not make serious efforts to steer the country out of crisis, expressing his hope that the incumbent government would tackle the issues seriously. He said that the new government was faced with tough issues like lawlessness, power crisis, collapsed economy and revival of institutions. “If the rulers take solid and serious steps, the nation will gain confidence and express trust in them,” he hoped. He said that it would become clear in just one month that whether or not the rulers succeed in overcoming the crises. He asked the government to consider seriously the proposals given to it by Maulana Fazalur Rehman. He demanded the government to do legislation in light of recommendations of Islamic Ideology Council, form independent foreign policy, detach itself from war on terror, abolish interest-based economy, declare Urdu official language and restore Friday holiday.

DEMOLITION OF ILLEGAL BUILDINGS: The District Coordination Officer (DCO) Syed Gulzar Hussain Shah has directed Tehsil Municipal Administrations (TMAs) to demolish all buildings being constructed in their areas illegally.

Chairing a meeting, the DCO asked the officials not to accept any pressure during operation against illegal constructions and demolish them. He further directed the MDA and TMA officials to ensure a complete ban on construction of buildings without approved construction plan. He issued order for demolition of 24 shops constructed on state land illegally.

QRF TO SAVE TRAINS: The Inspector General Railway Police has issued order for setting up a Quick Response Force (QRF) to protect Railway’s infrastructure and trains from the wrath of angry commuters during situations like engine failure and delays in train arrival. The teams of the force will be consisted of police commandoes and constables and they will reach the spot quickly. The Railway Police sources said that the SP Railway Police Multan division Muhammad Azeem Khan has formed a team led by Inspector Malik Sohrab Khan. “The team will give a quick response in case of any emergency, reach the platform in the shortest possible time, control situation, get the engine repaired and send the train,” sources added.

Passports issuance

The Passport Department has finally started delivering the passports of pilgrims after a serious delay as the concerned offices have started receiving these passports. The passport printing process had got suspended because of unavailability of lamination paper. Sources said that the Multan Directorate had sent cases for the preparation of 37,000 passports of pilgrims. The pilgrims were highly worried due to the delay in issuance of passports to them and the Ministry of Religious Affairs made repeated requests to the passport directorate for the preparation of these passports on priority basis. Sources said that the Multan Directorate has started receiving the passports of pilgrims.