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Sadiqabad: Two WAPDA employees ‘kidnapped’

Unknown men on Friday have ‘kidnapped’ two Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) employees in Sadiqabad, Punjab. According to the local police, the WAPDA went to restore electricity on the complaint in Nawazabad. They were reportedly kidnapped after they were returning to Mahi Chowk. The police said that teams have been set up and…

PML-N MPA booked for threatening RO

A Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Member of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) Pir Ashraf Rasool has been booked for threatening a returning officer (RO) in the PP-139 constituency. On the complaint of a returning officer, a case was lodged against the PML-N MPA Pir Ashraf Rasool for giving threats to the RO of the PP-139 constituency. The RO…

Polio teams vaccinate children in flooded areas of Lakki

Lakki marwat    -   Despite torrential rains for the last two days, hundreds of vaccinators, mostly female workers of the Health Department, carried out door to door activity to immunise children against the deadly crippling disease in all parts of Lakki Marwat district. A new spell of heavy rains started on Tuesday night and continued on…

Anti-dengue measures reviewed

SIALKOT    -    Additional Deputy Commissioner General (ADCG) Ahmad Nawaz chaired a meeting of the District Emergency Response Committee for anti dengue here on Thursday. In the meeting, it was decided to conduct an effective campaign in the district in monsoon. The ADCG said an effective monitoring and accurate reporting of anti-dengue activities…

Minor boy killed

KASUR    -   A five-year-old child was killed in Chhityanwala village on the outskirts of Mustafa Abad. The body of the missing child was found at 1:00am in frozen condition. Apparently, it seems that body was kept in the refrigerator following the murder. After getting information about the incident, SP Investigation Abdul Wahab and SHO Mustafa…

Court gives 5-day physical remand of main suspect in girl torture case

Angry lawyers thrash Danish Sheikh, hurl shoe at accused FAISALABAD   -    Area Magistrate Raja Ali Raza has accepted the police request for five-day physical remand of the main accused, Danish Sheikh, in medical student Khadija Ghafoor torture case. After hearing arguments of both sides, the court on Thursday handed over the main accused…

UAE to invest in Faisalabad on priority basis, says envoy

FAISALABAD   -    UAE Ambassador Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Al-Zaabi on Thursday promised that his country United Arab Emirates (UAE) would take necessary steps for investment particularly in Faisalabad on priority basis. He was talking to a delegation of Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) that met him under the chairmanship of President…

Emergency declared in LU hospital to face rain situation

HYDERABAD    -    In view of the situation after the monsoon rains, Medical Superintendent of Liaquat University Hospital Dr Abdul Hafeez Abro has canceled the leaves of all doctors, nurses and paramedics while emergency was declared in both the hospitals.  Presiding a meeting here in his office, Dr Abro asked the hospital staff to remain on high…

Motorcycle lifter gang busted

SARGODHA     -    Sargodha police on Thursday busted a notorious motorcycle lifter gang and recovered stolen bikes from their possession. Police said that a special team was constituted on the direction of DPO to arrest the bike lifter gang. The team conducted raid and arrested three members of ‘Shani’ gang,besides recovering nine stolen…

Several acres land submerged after breach in canal

FAISALABAD     -    A breach in a canal near Salooni Jhal submerged several acres of standing crops of a nearby village. The breach developed in Gogeera branch near Chak 527-GB, tehsil Samundri. The villagers shifted their cattle and other valuables to safer places. According to initial information, two rescue vehicles reached the site to cope with…

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