BAHAWALPUR - The district police claimed to have busted an inter-province gang of dacoits and recovered a container loaded with looted carpets worth Rs38 million and also arrested six members of the gang.

District Police Officer Habib Tajik and owner of the shipment announced cash prizes for the raiding police team. The DPO said that the gang had been committing highway robberies for a few months. The outlaws snatched the truck loaded with carpet. The consignment was to be exported to Italy by an importer of Lahore.

The police also seized illegal weapons including a rifle and 4 pistols from their possession. The DPO said that the arrested persons had admitted a number of other dacoities on highways wherein they snatched chemicals, oil, fertilisers etc. They used to store the loot at warehouses built at Kehror Pacca in Lodhran, Alipur of Muzzafergarh and Tarand Muhammad Pannah of Rahim Yar Khan.

The consignment owner announced cash prizes including Rs150,000 cash for DSP Saddar, Rs120,000 for SHO Musafir Khana, Rs80,000 for Sub Inspector Rafiq and Rs30,000 for the five constables included in the raiding team. The Bahawalpur Police also launched an operation in Tibba Badar Sher under the supervision of the SP investigation and arrested many suspects in the area.

workshop at IUB: On the recommendation of IUB VC Dr Muhammad Mukhtar, Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan organised a daylong awareness workshop on "Internal Quality Assurance Mechanism Enhancement of Quality through Self Assessment" here on Saturday.

Thirty six programme team members and assessment team members of the selected departments participated in the workshop.

Director QEC Dr Tanveer Hussain Turabi highlighted the objectives of the workshop. Department of Education Head Rana Mohammad Dilshad was the resource person on the occasion.

The participants discussed various proposals to enhance the academic standards.

On the occasion, VC Dr Muhammad Mukhtar highlighted the significant of quality education and research in the competitive era and appreciated the QEC team efforts for conducting the workshop.