SIALKOT-Villagers continued protest against the elected representatives’ over their negligence and apathy towards repair and reconstruction of dilapidated Daska-Pasrur Road on Monday.

They staged a protest in village Dheedowali-Daska, chanting slogans against the parliamentarians.

Hundreds of residents including women and children from dozens of surrounding villages gathered at Daska-Pasrur Road to lodge their protest and highlight the widespread apathy on the part of their elected representatives.

The protesters also planted paddy saplings in rainwater stagnant in potholes developed in the road to highlight their plight being caused by the dilapidated road.

Among the protesters, there were elderly women, beating their chests and cursing “what they called” the apathetic parliamentarians.

The protesting villagers were carrying banners and placards, and also chanted anti-government slogans.

They also displayed several banners on main Daska-Pasrur Road, asking the local MPAs and MNAs to provide water boats to the locals for their movement on this road, connecting hundreds of villagers.

The people also displayed a banner thereby, using the name of Daska based MNA Sahibzada Syed Iftikharul Hassan Shah, advising the local people to travel in the water proof vehicles through the Daska-Pasrur Road, which has been a victim of the official apathy and negligence for the last two decades.

They urged Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Commissioner Gujranwala Division Capt (r) Muhammad Asif and Sialkot DCO Dr Asif Tufail to ensure early reconstruction of the road in the larger public interest.

MONEY EATER BOY

GRABS ATTENTION

A village Dheedowali-based boy Muhammad Zeeshan (11-year-old) grabbed attention of everyone by demanding to be made MNA as “he is money-eater and can loot public money more than the sitting parliamentarians.”

During a massive protest against the local MPAs and MNAs of both Daska and Pasrur tehsils, the boy was also carrying a placard with writing “mein pessey bohat ziayada khaata houn, mujhey MNA bana do”.

“I can eat money, please also make me an MNA”, he desired.

“My mother says that I spend a lot on fast foods and cold drinks,” the boy informed, adding “I am a money eater, thus I should be made MNA.”

He ridiculed that the basic qualification to become an MNA is to eat and plunder public. He revealed that he fulfils the eligibility criterion or the slot and therefore he should be made an MNA.

BROTHEL RAIDED

In Daska, the police raided a brothel being run by accused Raja Ishtiaq and Raja Awais in the city’s congested Gulshan Colony. The police arrested three women - Ghazala Bibi, Muqadas Aslam and Amna Gulzar and an accused broker Hameed Maseeh after finding them in objectionable condition.

Police have sent the accused behind the bars after registration of a case against them.