HAFIZABAD

The entire staff of DCO Office yesterday went on strike against the 'hooliganism' of the PTI workers. They flayed the worst attitude of the party workers led by Manzoorul Hassan Chattha, a candidate for the slot of chairman Union Council No-11 Chak Kharl and former PTI district president Amanullah Sandhu.
The employees of DCO Office led by the Apca Chairman staged a sit-in in front of DCO Office and announced an indefinite strike till the arrest of the accused.
According to eye-witnesses Advocate Manzoolul Hassan Chattha and Rai Shahbaz had submitted nomination papers for contesting elections for the slot of chairman and vice chairman UC No-11. Later, Rai Shahbaz withdrew his candidature as a result of which Manzoorul Hassan became ineligible for contesting election for the slot of the UC chairman. Thereupon, the RO allotted symbol of PTI (bat) to his covering candidates Muhammad Awais and Sajid for the slot of Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively.
However, Rai Shahbaz submitted a writ in the Lahore High Court for the restoration of his of candidature. On Tuesday, Manzoorul Hassan Chattha along with DBA Secretary Amanullah Sandhu and others visited the office of RO and requested for the allotment of PTI electoral symbol to Mr Chattha and Rai Shahbaz. The RO told them that he has already allotted the symbol to the covering candidates following the withdrawal of nomination papers by Rai Shahbaz.
At which, the PTI leaders and workers flared up and insulated, humiliated and tortured RO Allah Ditta Warraich. They ransacked the official record and left the office , hurling threats of dire consequences.
Apca Chairman Nasrullah Hunjra and other office-bearers have called upon the higher authorities and the Election Commission to take serious notice of the insulting and threatening attitude of the PTI leader. They also demanded arrest of the accused otherwise they would resort to indefinite strike .
The RO has submitted a written application to the police for the registration of criminal cases against the PTI workers including Manzoorul Hassan Chattha, Amanullah Sandhu and others on the charge of ransacking his office , interfering with official duty, insulting and threatening him and his staff of dire consequences.
Meanwhile, DBA General Secretary Amanullah Sandhu has announced boycott of courts on Wednesday (today) and demanded immediate transfer of the RO, who, he said is siding with the PML-N leaders.