The district police busted an inter-district criminal gang and arrested its seven members included the ringleader. The police also recovered booty worth hundreds of thousands of rupees from their procession.

On the directives of DPO Aadil Memon, the police launched a crackdown on anti-social element across the district.

On a tip-off, the Shorkot police arrested seven members of the inter-district odd dacoit gang. The police also recovered seven motorcycles, gold ornaments, arms and big amount of money from their possession. Shorkot DSP Shahid Nazeer said that the accused had been involved in road dacoity, and burglaries, shop robbery and motorcycle lifting.

PPP cries foul at 'pre-poll rigging'


The Punjab government's step to sanction various developmental schemes in the run-up to local bodies elections is tantamount to pre-poll rigging. PPP District Secretary Hassan Aslam Warriach alleged that local MNAs and MPAs, belonging to the ruling party, are doling out development funds to people of their liking to influence the voters. When asked to specify such distribution of funds, he said in his union council Shaheedanwali, MNA Mumtaz Tarar and MPA Hameeda Waheed had given funds to the tune of millions of rupees to would-be candidates for Nazim and Naib Nazim. He further alleged that the Punjab Government is also misusing local administration for winning voters in favour of PML-N ticket-holders. He appealed to the election commission to take notice of this violation of election rules and initiate action against MNAs and MPAs for "what he called indulging" in pre-poll rigging.

PTI takes out pro armed forces rally

AHMEDPUR EAST: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and its Insaf Youth Wing - took out a motorbike rally to express solidarity with armed forces here the other day.

The motorcycle rally was led by PTI leaders - Abdul Basit Shikrani, Mian Muhammad Hassan, Malik Younas Khalique, Sajid Siraj Jalwana, Malik Muzzfar Karim and Asim Qureshi. The rally started from PTI office, took round of the city and culminated at Chowk Munir Shaheed.

On the occasion, the PTI leaders paid rich tribute to the martyrs of September, 1965 war and said that jawan and officers of the armed forces sacrificed their lives against Indian aggression.–Staff Reporter

The martyrs defended the motherland with bravery by offering their lives and they are national heroes. They also lauded the efforts of Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif for the elimination of terrorism and extremism from the country.