Pakistan Irrigation Labour Federation has called on the government to amend the labour policy to address difficulties being confronted by low-paid workers.

Talking to the media here on Friday, Pakistan Irrigation Labour Federation President Ch Khushi Muhammad Khokhar said that daily-wagers and Class-IV employees are compelled to live their lives hand to mouth due to sky-rocketing prices of most of essential commodities. He stressed the need for amendment to labour policy to mitigate the sufferings of low-paid employees and daily-wagers.

CITIZENS CO-OP UNDERLINED: Hafizabad DPO Shaker Hussain Dawar has stressed the need for cooperation of the citizens to minimise crime and establish a just society.

Addressing an open court here at Jinnah Hall on Friday, he said that cooperation of the citizens with the police is prerequisite to eliminate the crime and criminals. He said that it is the bounded duty of the civil society to extend cooperation to the police to prevent crime. He assured that he would not hesitate to take strict action against the indifferent and negligent COPs.

Transporters warned against overcharging: The district administration has warned the transporters to desist from overcharging otherwise they will be dealt with sternly. During the past ten days, 60 public transport vehicles have been challaned and fined a total of Rs60,000 while 3l vehicles have been impounded for violating various traffic rules. The administration had reduced inter-city fare by7 to l0 percent and warned the transporters that those found violating the law would be dealt with sternly. The administration has also advised the Bus/Wagon stand managers to ensure fixed fares from the commuters.

EATERIES FINED: Four owners of restaurants and eateries were booked while scores of meat and poultry vendors have been fined a total of Rs25,000 for selling unhygienic meat. Hafizabad AC Umar Farooq Warraich has warned owners of restaurants and sweet meat shops to maintain sanitary conditions and refrain from serving substandard foodstuffs.

He also advised the vendors of mutton, beef and poultry to refrain from selling unhygienic meat otherwise they would be taken to task.

He also visited RHCs Kolo Tarar, Vanike Tarar, BHU Nadala Khaam, Ramke Chattha and Muzaffar Nau and advised the doctors and paramedical staff to be punctual in their duties and ensure better medical facilities to the patients.