OUR STAFF REPORTER SADIQABAD - Pushcart vendors of Main Market Gulshan Iqbal here held a protest demonstration, alleging that the Tehsil Municipal Administration officials take fruit and other edibles as extortion from them without payment. The vendors alleged that they regularly paid weekly extortion money to the officials concerned of the TMA, but after a couple of days they were forced to leave the roadsides and pushcarts of many people were confiscated. The protesters said that they work hard for earning livelihood for their families but the TMA officials were trying to blow out their stove fire. They demanded that the government should construct separate shops and rent the shops out to them. They also suggested that if the government was unable to do so, they should be provided land to construct shops and they would return the money in the shape of monthly rent. They asked the administration if they were not allowed to work, they should commit robbery and dacoity. Some vendors held owners of permanent shops responsible for the problem, saying they had rented out spaces in front of their shops to encroachers. We pay rent to owners of shops for using the space outside their shops, but they do not take the responsibility whenever police come to uproot us, a vender said. Four illegal fuel sellers booked: On the application of the district civil defence officer, the police have booked four owners of unregistered petroleum agencies for selling products in violation of the Petroleum Act in Rahim Yar Khan. On the orders of the district controller of civil defence and District Coordination Officer Dr Ahmad Javed Qazi, the officer had sent dispatches to the respective police stations for registration of cases against the agencies owners. During a crackdown, the officer had arrested Safdar and Shazam red-handed from the Kacha Sadiqabad Road and Rehman Colony and sent a dispatch to the C Division police. Likewise, another dispatch was sent to the airport police for the registration of a case against Sajjad and Bashir, the owners of illegal petroleum agencies. Earlier, he conducted raids on various illegal petroleum agencies established in the district and sealed the agencies for selling petrol and diesel illegally. The agencies which were sealed included Usman Oil Agency Dari Sangi, Shah Oil Agency Pul Dari Sangi, Shakil Oil Agency Rembo Cinema Road, Javed Oil Agency, Sajid Oil Agency and Bismillah Oil Agency Imambargah Haidri Trust, Shazam Oil Agency Main Road No 2 Nooriwala, Jam Oil Agency and Malik Oil Agency Chowk Bagga, Safdar Oil Agency Kacha Sadiqabad Road and Madina Munawara Oil Agency Manthar Road.