LAHORE The leaders of MQM have said that stories of corrupt capitalists, feudal lords and politicians have become the main hurdle in the international and domestic assistance for the flood-hit people. MQM City chapter leaders Syed Shaheen Gilani, Mubeen-ud-Din Qazi and others in a joint press statement issued on Monday said that party chief Altaf Hussain had taken a courageous step by backing the army generals for initiating measures against the corrupt politicians. They said that in the current circumstances army was the only ray of hope for the people of this country, as people reposed full confidence in the Pak Army for providing early rescue and relief operations to the flood affectees, as the Pak Army was doing the job of distribution of relief goods in a transparent manner. But masses have shown no confidence in the relief activities of the politicians, they further said. 7 officers repatriated to Islamabad OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE The Punjab government on Monday repatriated seven senior officers to Islamabad after they have been relieved of their duties with the provincial administration. They were Officers on Special Duty with the Services & General Administration Department for long, especially Farkhanda Wasim Afzal, who was given any slot since the present govt of the PML-N came into power in 2007. Others include Major (r) Tariq Shafi Chak, Farooq Ahmad, Tariq Feroze, Flt. Lt. (r) Khalid Hanif, Nasrullah Khan and Hafiz Sher Ali. Bishop flays Sialkot incident LAHORE (PR) - Rt Rev Dr Alexander John Malik, Bishop of Lahore has strongly condemned the incident of killing of two brothers by beating in Sialkot. The bishop in a statement issued here on Monday said that the incident reflected the deteriorating standards in the Pakistani society. It seems as if the people are losing the sanity. The society will further deteriorate to the point of becoming sick if the right minded people do not act in time. It is shameful that the policemen became silent spectators to the incident. It shows their incompetence and non-professional approach. They seemed to be indifferent to the pain of the two boys, Dr Malik said. Bishop urged the government to take stern and strict action against all those who were involved so that no such incident may happen in the future. He thanked the Chief Justice of Pakistan for taking suo moto notice in this regard otherwise the incident. Clarification OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE - Lahore Police spokesman has clarified a news item, published in a section of the press, stating that policemen are getting their salaries in the third week of month due to red-tapism. He said that, after inquiry, it has transpired that all police officials are being paid their salaries on time. In this connection, Superintendent of Police Headquarters conducted an inquiry and it was proved that salaries were drawn in time. The spokesman said, in view of foregoing facts, there was no fault on the part of finance & accounts section of Lahore Police.