MULTAN - PML-N Central leader and MNA Hamza Shahbaz has said that his party fulfilled all promises it made with the masses while other parties befooled masses in the name of roti, kapra aur makaan for the last 40 years.

Talking to a delegation of PML-N Multan led by Umar Farooq Bhatti, he added that the PML-N never made any promise that it could not materialize. He said that the PPP tried to trap the residents of South Punjab by raising the slogan of a separate province but failed to achieve its vested goals. He claimed that 2013 was the year of PML-N. “Our popularity can be gauged through the fact that the leaders of other parties are joining PML-N in large numbers from across the country,” he claimed.  He asked party workers to follow party’s instructions and utilize their all out capabilities for the success of candidates nominated by the party. He declared that the tickets would be given to such workers, who rendered sacrifices for the party. “If some workers do not get tickets, they’ll be compensated. We’ll give them other important offices,” he declared.

CACHE OF LIQUOR SEIZED: A special squad of Excise Department ceased a big cache of locally manufactured liquor and arrested the owner of a working still here on Friday. The Excise squad conducted raid on a house in Gulgasht area on a tip and succeeded to recover hundreds of litres of poisonous liquor. The arrested accused was identified as Waseem, who is wanted in seven dacoity cases. He was handed over to Gulgasht police. The Excise squad was led by Inspector Abdul Majeed Nandla.

Urology Ward at Nishtar: Keeping in view the increasing number of kidney patients, the Board of Management of Nishtar Hospital has decided to develop a full-fledge ward for them. Hospital sources said that the current Intensive Care Unit would be converted into Urology Ward with a view to conducting maximum possible kidney surgeries. Sources added that some philanthropists of the town made a commitment to provide a Lithotracy machine worth Rs6 million for removal of stones from kidneys with laser. The machine will be purchased soon. Besides setting up the new ward, the outdoor patient departments for kidney and bladder will also be upgraded as these departments cater to the needs of patients from entire South Punjab.

At least 500 million people suffer from different kidney diseases across the world and the number of kidney patients is continuously rising because of multiple reasons like high blood pressure, sugar and stones.  The doctors are of the opinion that prevention of kidney diseases is possible if the citizens avoid smoking, drink plenty of water and take balanced diet.