Black coats kick off jail bharo tehreek

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MULTAN

The black coats launched on Thursday ‘jail bharo tehreek’ against nomination of dozens of lawyers in judicial complex attack case and 20 including current and past presidents of district and high court bars offered arrests here at Chowk Kutchehry.

The arrested lawyers included High Court Bar Association president Sher Zaman Qureshi, district bar president Yousuf Zubair, former bar presidents Mahmood Ashraf Khan and Mumtaz Noor Tangra and others. Their comrades showered rose petals on them and shouted slogans in their favour.

The lawyers had brought out a rally against shifting of courts to newly-constructed judicial complex and absence of facilities like their chambers and toilets at the new premises a couple of days back. The protesters turned violent and seriously damaged the judicial complex as they shattered window glasses, smashed doors and ruined furniture. Sources said that about 50 lawyers have been nominated in the FIR registered in the incident and it contains nine different sections including anti-terrorism one.

Talking to the journalists before their arrests, the lawyer leaders said that their agitation would continue until the courts are brought back to old Kutchehry. They said that they are not afraid of arrests or police torture. They pointed out that the new judicial complex lacks all facilities and the decision to shift the courts is meant to put the lawyers and litigants in trouble.

Three sisters among 4 girls abducted

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TOBA TEK SINGH

Four girls including three sisters were abducted in two incidents occurred in different areas here the other day.

According to the Toba City Police, a girl was allegedly kidnapped here on Thursday.

Umer Farooq told the City Police that his sister Ayesha Farooq was on the way to college on Jhang Road when three unidentified car riders bundled her into the car and drove off to unknown location. The police have started investigation with no clue or arrest. In another incident, four persons allegedly kidnapped three sisters at gunpoint from a Gojra village here the other day.

According to Nawan Lahore Police, suspect Shabbir along with three accomplices came to the house of Zulfiqar Ali in Chak 279/JB Darapur in a van. The accused bundled three girls including Asma Bibi (19), Shama Bibi (13) and Muqaddas Bibi (10), daughters of Zulfiqar, into the vehicle and sped away. Police registered a case against the accused and started efforts for the recovery of the girls.

Foundation of dual carriageway laid

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AHMEDPUR EAST

PML-N MPA Qazi Adnan Farid laid the foundation stone of dual carriageway from Chowk Abbasia to Cantt bakers Dera Nawab Sahib here the other day.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony, the PML-N leader said that all ongoing development schemes will be completed before the general elections 2018. Claiming to fulfil all commitments made with the locals, he said that unprecedented development carried out in the city Ahmedpur East has been changed its look and shape for better.

“THQ Hospital has been upgraded a, dual carriageway from Chowk Abbasia to railway station Dera Nawab Sahib via Chowk Munir Shaheed has been completed in the stipulated time along with scores of other development schemes executed in city Ahmedpur East,” he detailed.

Chairman Municipal Committee Ahmedpur East Malik Uman Rasheed Bobak, Vice Chairman Mian Muzzamil Nadeem, and other PML-N activists were also present on the occasion.