Most of the registered and unregistered non-government organisations operating in the district are allegedly fleecing the people in the name of charity or other purposes.

The local citizens have called upon the district administration particularly Social Welfare Department to prohibit the NGOs to collect money and insure the audit of registered NGOs to unearth various irregularities and bungling being committed by the office-bearers of the so-called NGOs.

According to a survey conducted by this scribe, more than 100 so-called NGOs are operating in the district and the office-bearers of these so-called social welfare organisations were minting money from the God-fearing people and were living luxurious lives without having their own means of livelihood. The Social Welfare Department and district administration should keep a vigilant eye on these so-called NGOs and conduct their audit and take stern action against those violating the law of the land and minting money by hoodwinking the innocent people.

SUICIDE: A young man has committed suicide by shooting himself with his father’s pistol in village Soligin Awan. According to police source, Riaz, father of deceased Awais, has recently married second wife as a result of which they both were indulging in altercations daily. On this issue they exchanged harsh words, consequently Awais was disappointed and perturbed and decided to put an end to his life once for all by shooting himself with the pistol. He died before any medical aid could be made available to him.

HAFIZABAD: Keeping in view imminent danger of the onslaught of flash flood in the river Chenab, the district administration have set up relief centres at Qadirabad Colony, Vanike Tarar, Adda Khanpur, Pindi Bhattian, Jalalpur Bhattian, Tahli Goraya and Thathi Behlolpur for providing prompt relief to the affectees.

DCO Usman declared that there was no danger of flood in the river and only 74,901 cusecs water was being discharged at Qadirabad. However, the administration has made elaborated arrangements and 12 boats have been put at the disposal of concerned personnel.

He further said that the administration had further acquired 15 boats from the Pakistan Army for ensuring timely evacuation of affectees. He said that a control centre at district headquarters has been set up which was working round the clock. He assured that the administration was fully alive to save human and livestock lives in case of any eventuality.