OKARA - In order to save Pakistan, the nation will have to get rid of the present rulers who have obliterated the state’s economy, said a PML-N lawmaker.

Talking to journalists at his residence in Mehr Colony, MPA Mian Moeen Khan Wattoo said that to steer Pakistan out of crises was not in the hands of the present rulers. “The people are united to get redemption from the present government. In the next general elections PML-N will contest with Zardari party and his allies,” he said. “20 percent of traders have settled in foreign countries. If Mr Gilani is patriotic, he should have resigned after the Supreme Court verdict against him.”

The MPA also said the country especially Karachi was in the grip of terrorism whereas the rulers are working on the policy of generating money. The PPP-led government was trying to defend a penalised Prime Minister, he said. The agenda of the rulers was only safeguard their chairman, he said and added that the nation will not let the rulers play with their destiny.

DACOITY: A daylight dacoity was committed at the house of principal of the Okara College in Govt Colony. The robbers took the women and children at gunpoint and fled away with gold-ornaments worth hundreds of thousands of rupees and cash. Principal Zameer Hussain was not present at home when armed dacoits barged into the house. For offering resistance, they thrashed the inmates.

Ulema’s help sought: The EDO Health urged the religious scholars to play an active role in creating awareness about the importance of mother and child healthcare. He was addressing the participant of a seminar held to celebrate ‘Mother and Child Health Week’ here the other day.  He said that the awareness campaign would continue till May 26 and all officials of the department and Lady Health Workers (LHWs) would participate in the drive.

“The role of the ulema is highly important in our society and they should come forward to make the campaign a success,” he appealed. He said that the objective of celebrating the week was to protect both from various diseases through awareness about hygiene principles.