PTI Kissan Wing district president Mehr Mumtaz Daultana announced to contest UC-71 chairman election as an independent candidate from a group that is led by former prime minister Gillani’s nephew Ali Baba.

While addressing a press conference at Pirmahal along with Pir Ali Baba, he also announced to resign from the party. He added that due to the party leadership’s wrong policies, PTI had been facing grouping. Ali Baba said that he had not decided to quit PPP however his group will contest local government elections independently.

DRIVE: A three-day anti-polio drive was opened in DHQ Hospital. Various officials administered anti-polio vaccine drops to children. EDO Health Dr Nawaz Ranjha and DHO Dr Khalid Mirza were also present. As many as 369694 children will be given anti-polio vaccine in the district.

DISPOSE OF ANIMALS’ REMAINS PROPERLY: Shorkot Rafiqui Airbase Commander Air Commodore Wasim Ahmad Khan urged the people to properly dispose of all remains of sacrificial animals on Eidul Azha.

He said that birds are harmful for the fighter planes. When the remains of sacrificial animals are not properly disposed of on Eidul Azha, birds in a great number are found flying in the airbase area. He was addressing a bird hazard committee meeting which was also attended by officials of Toba, Jhang and Khanewal districts.