WARBURTON - Civil Defence Department organised a mock exercise at Govt Model High School Warburton City to ensure the coordination among the security departments of the district.

It was aimed to promoting awareness of students and teachers to handle a dangerous situation. A high level of confidence was seen among students when a heavy bomb blast sound heard in school. School control room rang the siren of variable pitch to alert the students about a menace. All the students secured themselves in their classrooms and shut the doors with heavy hurdles of desks. In the meanwhile, security teams reached the school with sirens through main gate including Rescue 1122, civil defence, quick response force, special branch, police emergency, police station Warburton, bomb disposal squad, school scouts, elite force etc.

They made coordination and cordoned off the blast area. The fire fighters threw water to extinguish the fire. A few security officers used fire extinguishers on another place. On the other hand, the elite force with the coordination of quick response force overcame the dummy terrorists and rescued the innocent students. All terrorist were arrested alive while so called injured students got first aid by Rescue 1122 team.

When situation was completely controlled, the school control room rang the single pitch siren for one minute by which students felt them safe. It was very impressive rehearsal and demo displayed by rescue teams of the district.

District Officer Civil Defense Mubashar Rabbani told the students that there will be nothing if they do the same with courage and bravery. Deputy Commission Malik Waheed addressed the students and admired the performance of departments and confidence level of students.

He advised the students that they should be vigilant, active and committed to saving themselves and their companions. Although that was a mock exercise but students and security personnel made it a real situation controlled with full command, he added. He showed a high regard for the security departments.

Man jailed for four years

SAHIWAL (STAFF REPORTER): A local anti-terrorism court sentenced a shopkeeper to four years in prison and fined him Rs100,000 for distributing hate material here the other day.

According to prosecution, police arrested Hakeem Allah Ditta on September 16, 2016 at Chak 9/GD while distributing hate material and registered a case against him. In the light of evidence, special judge ATC Malik Shabbir Hussain convicted the accused for law violation and sentenced him to four years in prison. He also fined the convict Rs100,000.