An aspiring candidate for the upcoming LB election yesterday fell unconscious at the rejection of his nomination papers.

Tariq Ehsan, a candidate for councillor seat of union council 52, showed up in the court of Returning Officer Attiqur Rehman for scrutiny of his nomination papers on Monday.

To a question from RO, he said that he runs a milk shop and sells milk at Rs80 per litre. At which, the Returning Officer rejected his nomination papers, on the ground that he “sells milk against rates fixed by the government.” Hearing to the court decision, Mr Ehsan fell down and fainted due severe shock. He was rushed to hospital where his condition is stated to stable now.

G’wala roads being made model one: Main roads of the city are being converted into model roads and work on this project is being completed briskly.

Similarly, a campaign against the installation of gates on roads and in streets, without permission, will be started soon, Commissioner Gujranwala Division Shumail Ahmed Khawaja stated on Monday.

He said that completion of work on these roads would add to beauty of the city. The commissioner said that all-out efforts are being made to combat spread of dengue across the division.

Emergency dengue squads in all the districts have been constituted and the officials concerned have been directed to arrange ‘skilled’ officials, quality insecticides and spray machines in this regard. Wasa officials have also been directed to start check tube-wells and rectify water leakage to avoid breeding of dengue larva, he added. To a question, he said that action against illegal decanting of LPG would be taken soon.