Land purchased by a Lahore-based philanthropist for the construction of a religious seminary had been grabbed by mafia.

Pirmahal police registered a case against five persons Ghulam Fareed and his accomplices of Chak 662/3 GB on the complainant Fateh Muhammad of Lahore’s Green Town. He informed the police that he purchased 20 kanal land worth millions of rupees to set up a religious seminary but accused persons forcibly occupied it.

SECTION 144: DCO Waqas Alam imposed section 144 of CrPC banning the entry of any person except supervisory staff members or candidates within 200 yards limit of examination centres of Punjab examination commission’s fifth and eighth class annual examinations. The ban will remain operative till end of examinations. Business of photo state machines had also been prohibited under the order within 500 meters around the examination centres under the same order.

Kiln owners warned to pay fixed wages

A district vigilance committee’s meeting with ADC Rana Zeshan Shabbir in the chair warned the kiln owners to pay Rs888 per 1,000 bricks to the workers as wages, or get ready to face stern legal action.

Labour Qaumi Movement President Muhammad Shabbir complained in the meeting that in Gojra tehsil only Rs500 to Rs600 were given to the workers per 1,000 bricks by the kiln owners while social security department was not issuing cards to the kiln workers. District Labour Officer Saeed Dhilon was also present in the meeting.