HAFIZABAD-Six out of nine water filtration plants installed in the Hafizabad city are lying non-functional. The tehsil administration expressed concern over the situation and ordered to ensure early functioning of the water filtration plants.

Taking exception over the complaints that three filtration plants are lying idle while filters of three others are not replaced for the about four months, it said that public complaints be redressed promptly and the standard of amenities be maintained. She said that she would not tolerate the officials found irresponsible in performing their official duties.

The assistant commissioner also directed focal person for sanitation and anti-encroachment drive to continue the efforts to further improve sanitary condition in the city and ensure removal of encroachments.

MOLESTATION: A young woman was forcibly criminally assaulted by a fiendish young man in Kot Qadir Buksh village. She was going towards the village fields when one Mohsin forcibly took her to a field where he forcibly raped her. The Sadar police registered a case but failed to arrest the accused.

CHARAS SEIZED: The Kassesay police have raided Khidday and Thatha Gajju village and have seized more than 3 kilogramme charas from two drug peddlers.

On a tip off, the police raided the villages and arrested Bilal Umar and Tikka Khan and have seized 1520 gram and 1540 gram chars respectively from them and registered two separate cases against them.a