SIALKOT/BAHAWALNAGAR - The Anjuman Tajran Pasrur has announced to go on shutter down strike the city as a protest against the rising dacoity, robbery and theft incidents and against the police failure in arresting the culprits.

President Abdul Waheed Ahmed said that the people were being targeted by dacoits and robbers due to which they were much terrified. He alleged that the police had left the peace-loving people at the mercy of criminals. He said that some dacoits had looted a local trader Muhammad Shafqat Butt who is senior vice president of Anjuman Tajran Pasrur about three weeks ago and Pasrur city police were still unable to arrest the perpetrators.

He said that the traders were much perturbed and terrified. He said that they would go on strike against the police failure in controlling crime. He strongly criticised Inspector Taseer Riaz Cheema, the SHO of Pasrur City police, for not registering his case and for allegedly patronizing the local criminals. He alleged that the SHO often misbehaved with the visiting poor people at the police station. On the other hand, the majority of the participants of an open court held by the District Police Officer of Sialkot vent their anger against the police.

In Chishtian, Traders staged protest demonstration gangsters looted eight shops.

10 armed men broke open the locks of the shops at populated Darabar Chowk after tying the watchman. They looted articles worth of hundreds of thousands of rupees, cash and eatables from grocery and mobile shops.

When the shopkeepers came to know about the incident, they closed their shops and staged a protest against the incident. They set ablaze and threw traffic out of gear for an hour. They chanted slogans against the police and demanded arrest of the perpetrators at the earliest. On the assurance of city police SHO Bashir  Pehlwan, the demonstrators dispersed. Law and order situation across the district has been getting abysmal for the last few days.s

KBP condemns exponential hike in POL price: The Kissan Board of Pakistan (KBP) strongly condemned the hike in POL prices and termed the act as incapability of the leadership to cater the needs of the public here on Wednesday.

While addressing the farmers and growers, Kissan Board Gujranwala President Aman Ullah Chattha said that the government had failed to provide basic rights to people. He said that inflation and power cuts had paralysed the lives of the masses. While condemning the 100% price hike in POL prices lately, the KBP president said that only solution to the prolonged perturbing problems was new and honest leadership. He also urged the government to take effective policies to control the sky-rocketing prices, lawlessness, unemployment and terrorism.