HAFIZABAD

Rail traffic on Wazirabad-Sangla Hill-Faisalabad Section will be restored from March 23 (today), after remaining suspended for 11 months. According to railways authorities, Pakistan Express (Rawalpindi-Karachi) will arrive at Hafizabad on March 23 (today) at 11am. The railway traffic between Wazirabad and Sangla Hill sub-section was disrupted in April last year following the collapse of a bridge on Upper Chenab Canal near Chhanawan Headworks (Jamkey Chattha) when a special train carrying army personnel was passing over it. As a result scores of army jawans embraced martyred and injured. The bridge could not be repaired during the past 11 months, causing a lot of hardship and inconvenience to hundreds of commuters of more than 12 railway stations who were intending to go to Karachi, Rawalpindi and other towns en route. However, commuters of the area felt relieved on the resumption of railway traffic on this important sub-section.

BRICK-KILN OWNERS WARNED: The district administration on Tuesday warned the brick-kiln owners of stern action if they are found violating the labour laws regarding child labour.

Assistant Commissioner Umar Farooq Warraich along with Labour Officer Ghualm Shabbir Kalyar and police contingent made surprise visit to 25 out of 44 brick kilns in the district. During the visit, they found three owners indulged in forced child labour and arrested two of them. The police have registered three separate cases against them. They warned the owners that zero tolerance would be shown towards the violation of labour laws.