Former MNA Riaz Fatyana has criticised the government over paucity of funds for the completion of Kamalia-Harappa River Ravi bridge.

Talking to journalists at Kamalia, he said that the local MNA of the ruling party always opposed the project. He said that the bridge was almost complete with the spending of about Rs780 million except the construction of a link road. He alleged that the MNA was behind the stoppage of funds for the project. He claimed that he had made efforts to launch the project in 2009.

He announced to file a petition with the court for provision of funds by the government to resume the construction work of the bridge. He said that after completion, the project would facilitate the commuters and reduce the travelling time between Kamalia and Sahiwal, and also between Kamalia and Lahore.

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT: Kamalia Additional District and Sessions Judge Salman Baig has awarded death sentence and a fine of Rs100,000 to murderer Khalid Mahmood.

However, the court acquitted his co-accused Mohsin and Adnan giving them the benefit of doubt. They were arrested in 2011 for killing their opponent Muhammad Iftikhar of Pirmahal.

DACOITY: Dacoits opened fire at a shopkeeper when he put up resistance during a dacoiy incident. A passer-by was also injured in the firing. According to city police, three robbers reached the shop of Ibrar Shah in Eidgah locality where Ibrar Shah offered resistance. Dacoits fired indiscriminately due to which Ibrar Shah and Bagga were seriously wounded. They were admitted to Kamalia THQ Hospital.

INQUIRY: EDO Health Dr Muhammad Shafiq directed Gojra THQ Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr Anwar and Dr Siraj Din Shad to look into the complaint of a sweeper who allegedly restrained in the washroom by District Officer (Health) Dr Saifullah for one hour.

Javed Maseeh has not cleaned the office washroom properly. When he came out of the washroom after one hour, he told the restraint to his fellows who then went on strike. Thus, the inquiry was launched against him.