TOBA TEK SINGH - In third phase of recruitment of educators in the Education Department, District Education Officers (Elementary) male and female Liaqat Ali Naveed and Ms Najma Kausar respectively issued appointment orders of nine male and 17 female educators on Thursday.

The appointees are: Ayesha Islam, Faheem Akram, Kiran Batool, Shahid Manzoor, Sabiha Amjad, Misbah Munir, Warda Naseeb, Robina Riaz, Muhammad Abu Bakar, Uzama Afzal, Rabia Abbas, Sobia Aziz, Ayesha Siddiqa, Ayesha Perveen, Tanazala Shaheen, Lubna Iqbal, Nazia Hussain, Khalida Perveen, Rabia Shoaib, Durdana Saleem, Uzma Hussain, Humaira Farman, Iqra Majid, Maria Nazir, Sidra Afzal and Saadia Amin.

Death anniversary observed: Eleventh death anniversary of late Christian Fr Alfred of Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate of Catholic Church was observed at Pirmahal the other day by scores of delegates of Christian community from different cities of the country.

They laid floral wreath on his grave.

Addressing the gathering in Cathloic Church Bishop Rofen Anthony from Rawalpindi, Fr Khaliq from Sangla Hill, Fr Francis, Fr Bonnie Mendes, Fr Shamas, Fr Simon Khursheed, Sister Trissa and Sister Shagufta paid rich tributes to the late father and said that he spent his life for serving Christians in Pakistan. Dr Kanwal Shahzad and Fr Shabbir Bashir also attended the function.

ACE arrests Building Dept SDO for taking bribe: Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) team led by a magistrate arrested Buildings SDO Sabir Sarwar on the charge of receiving bribe from a contractor.

Contractor Naseer Ahmad informed the ACE officials that SDO Sarwar Sabir was demanding Rs12,000 for approval of a bill. Magistrate Asif Iqbal, ACE Circle Officer Ashfaq Rasool and others raided the office and caught the SDO with marked currency notes.

However, the SDO claimed that the contractor had implicated him in the case to blackmail him.

He said that the contractor had already managed such raids and later withdrawn the charges against employees in the past. After the SDO’s arrest, all the employees locked the offices and staged a demonstration. They termed the arrest unjustified. Later, the ACE officials produced the SDO in court, which sent him to jail for 14 days. Meanwhile, Faisalabad ACE Director Amir Ijaz Akbar ordered the Toba Circle Officer to arrest a proclaimed offender within 15 days.

Ghulam Mustafa, a Health Department clerk, was booked for misappropriating Rs two million, while serving as an accountant at Toba DHQ Hospital.