BAHWALNAGAR/ LALAMUSA/ARIFWALA/SIALKOT

Eight persons including a woman were killed in incidents of violence and enmity occurred in different areas over the past 24 hours. According to details, in Bahawalnagar, armed men gunned down two real brothers over old enmity here on Tuesday. According to police, the gunmen opened fire on two real brothers, from the rival group in Chak 222, killing them on the spot and fled the scene. The police shifted the bodies to hospital for autopsy and later handed over the family.

Later, family of the deceased held a protest demonstration against the incident and demanded stern action against the accused. The police registered a case against the accused.

In Lalamusa, a man and his son were gunned down over old enmity here in Mauza Hazara Mughlan in the remit of Kerianwala Police here the other day.

The police have registered a double murder case against nine accused including three real brothers of the same village.

According to details, Mirza Akram Baig, son of Aslam Baig along with his young son Mirza Irfan Baig was working in fields when armed persons opened indiscriminate firing on them, killing both the man and his son on the spot. The police registered a double murder case against three real brother including Faraz Baig, Jamshed Baig alias Shera, Qamer Baig, sons of Amir Afzal Baig, Rukhsar Baig, Waqar Baig and their four unidentified accused.

The motive behind the gruesome murders is stated to be old enmity.

In another incident that occurred in Mauza Chakuri Bhelowal a married woman Azra Bibi was allegedly strangulated to death over a domestic dispute. The Dinga Police are investigating the incident.

Meanwhile, in Arifwala, a man who contracted free will marriage was gunned down by brothers of the girl here on Tuesday.

As per details, Abdul Ghafoor, a resident of village 17/KB contracted love marriage with Rani Bibi, daughter of Noor Ahmad son five years ago and had two children from the wedlock. However, the girl brothers - Yaseen and Naeem had nursed a grudge against Ghafoor and shot him dead when he was sitting in a barber shop in the village. In another incident which happened in Village 48/EB a driver was killed by another over a minor dispute. Driver Mir Afzal, a resident of Village 50/EB along with his accomplices strangled driver Sikander over loading and unloading of passengers. The Qaboola and Saddr police registered separate cases.

Similarly in Sialkot, a young Christian girl Sameena Maseeh (29) was mysteriously found murdered near the building of Govt Boys High School Chitti Sheikhan, Sialkot tehsil here on Tuesday.

Police officials said that some unknown accused cut her throat with a sharp-edged weapon and threw her body near the school. Some locals spotted the body and informed the police which took the body to hospital for a post-mortem.

Local Christian community has strongly protested against the brutal murder, demanding immediate arrest of the killers. On the report of slain girl’s father Sadiq Maseeh, the Kotli Loharaan Police have registered a case with no clue and arrest, in this regard.

Provision of cheap edibles: The Sasta bazaars would be arranged in main cities and towns across district Mandi Bahauddin days a week, announced the district administration.

DCO Imtiaz Niazi said that such bazaars were being set up on the instructions of Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif. He was addressing a meeting of District Price Committee at his office. He said that objective of arranging such bazaars was to provide quality commodities of daily use for the public at cheaper rates as compared to that of the market. He directed assistant commissioners of tehsils Mandi Bahauddin, Phalia and Malikwal to remain in liaison with officeholders of trade unions for establishment of Sasta bazaars.

He showed his deep concern over increasing prices in the market and instructed the ACs to improve their checking system for keeping the prices at reasonable level. He said he would supervise activities of the price checking magistrates and those found negligent would be dealt with severely.

He said they were getting pay and other privileges on the cost of people and it was their duty to facilitate their lives by checking profiteering and black marketing.