KOT ADDU - The flood victims have accused the Nadra and police of favouritism as the second phase of watan cards’ distribution has started in Elementary College, Kot Addu.

The victims came early in the morning and went back empty handed after passing the whole day in long queues in the college while the blue-eyed persons of the officialdoms succeeded in getting their cards. The Nadra officials advised them to get tokens containing the signature of a patwari or revenue officer concerned and a serial number. So the patwaris are allegedly taking full benefit of the condition by charging Rs500 for issuing one token. They pass these tokens through their agents.

On the other side, influential people are getting cards without queuing up in front of the office and even without getting tokens.

ROBBERIES: Clothes worth hundreds of thousands of rupees and a transformer were stolen in separate incidents. The shop of Javed Chohan in Mahmood Kot was broken in. When the owner came to open his shop in the morning, he found broken locks and opened shutter. Mahmod Kot police have registered an FIR on the complaint of Javed against Ashraf Sihani, Iqbal Jaglani and 2 unidentified persons. In the other incident, Khalil Bhutta’s transformer installed at his flour machine (chaki) was stolen.

FIVE ARRESTED: Five people were held for keeping illegal weapons. The Kot Addu police arrested Aslam Bhatti, Ghulam Sarwar and Iqbal Sindhu with pistols of 30 bore. Mahmod Kot police arrested Abdul Rasheed Korai and Ramzan Chandia along with pistols.

TREES RUINED: More than a dozen people attacked the land of a farmer and pulled out his trees. Khalid Munir Khan Sadozai has been cultivating government land (55-56) for the last 36 years. His neighbours Hakeem Khan Pathan, Kabal Khan, Abdul Qayyum along with their 10 unidentified persons allegedly attacked his land, opened aerial firing and pulled out 150 trees and ran away.