Cable operators’ strike in Bahawalpur
People without transmissions for 3 days
From Our Correspondent
BAHAWALPUR: Citizens are without transmissions for the last three days due to a strike by the Cable Operators Association over a delay in arresting the accused who opened fire at a cable operator near Old DIG office a week ago.
The people are paying the price for the incident which is a result of professional rivalry between two groups of the cable operators. The rivalry has caused lawlessness in the city. On Thursday night, two groups of the cable operators opened fire at each other at Model Town C Chowk. According to the police, three people were seriously injured during the cross-firing and they were admitted to Bahawal Victoria Hospital. The Civil lines police have registered two cases on the complaint of Farooq Goraya and Tanveer Haider. Talking to The News, the PRO said that six accused who opened fire at each other had been arrested with their bikes. However, the Civil Lines police denied any arrest.
Sources disclosed that a group of the cable operators wanted to pressurise the police by shutting down the transmissions in the city except the Cantonment area. They disclosed that a sitting PML-N MPA and a former MPA were supporting the two rival groups.