SADIQABAD-Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif sought a report from the officials of the Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) for showing negligence in laying pipelines of water supply schemes in Sadiqabad city.

According to the official sources, the government approved the construction of water supply lines in the city and also released Rs690 million for the project. But the project was delayed allegedly due to the indifference of the PHED officials at which PML-N MNA and Standing Committee on Water and Power Chairman Sardar Arshad Khan Leghari called on the Punjab CM and apprised him about the snail’s pace of work at the site.

Meanwhile, PHED Xen Mian Riaz, SDO Rana Muhammad Ali along with other officials called on the MNA and briefed him about the progress on the scheme. The MNA advised the officials to ensure timely completion of the project, warning that no negligence on the part of officials will be tolerated.

Asif Khan Leghari, Farooq Khan Leghari, PML-N Youth Wing President Mian Nasir Ali and Ahmedpur Police SHO were also present on the occasion.

Five of a gang nicked

The police claimed to have nabbed five dacoits of an inter-district gang involved in lifting batteries from cellular phone towers here the other day.

According to police, the accused identified as Jabbar, Ahmed Ali, Imran, Muhammad Akram and Munir used to lift batteries from cellular phone towers at gunpoint. A team, commanded by City Police SHO Ch Muhammad Ramazan was constituted which apprehended the gang members. On the occasion, the SHO appealed to the public to assist police in eradicating crime. He said that the police have also constituted teams for the arrest of outlaws, adding that the police patrolling in the city has also been enhanced and soon the city would be made a crime-free city.

Students educated on road safety

The National Highways and Motorways Police (NH&MP) organised a seminar on road safety under the Mobile Education Programme to educate students about safety measures taken to avoid road mishaps.

The seminar was organised here at Roshan Bhat beat-24 which was attended by a large number of students from different schools and colleges the other day.

On the occasion, inspector Muhammad Khan and sub-inspector Zahoorul Hassan threw light on the traffic laws and educated the students about the basic safety measures that should be taken while driving on road. The Rahim Yar Khan DPO pointed out that it is need of the hour to equip the students with road safety knowledge and traffic laws to raise them as law-abiding and reasonable members of society.