RESCUE officials started a search for a 10-year-old boy’s body in the City canal near Dharampura after receiving an emergency call about his drowning but could not find the body till late on Friday.
Rescue 1122 received a call at around 11:30 am that a child had drowned in the Canal near Dharampura Underpass. The divers of Rescue 1122 reached the scene within minutes and continued their search for over three hours. However, the body could not be found.
A rescue official said that it seemed that someone had made a prank call as there was no eyewitness. He added that the divers had searched every possible place in the canal but could not find anyone. He also said if the boy had drowned, his family should have been searching for him.
learner’s permit: City traffic police have launched three new mobile learner’s permit vans to facilitate citizens. The vans will issue learner’s permits to citizens at colleges, universities, offices and private departments besides bus stands and public places from Monday.
In the evenings, the city traffic police and the excise and taxation department would issue learner’s permits to the applicants besides taking action against the vehicles without number plates, registration and token tax. The teams under the supervision of DSPs will work at six places of the city, including The Mall, Barkat Market and Liberty Market.
Cop transferred: Inspector General of Police, Punjab, Muhammad Habib-ur-Rehman on Friday transferred Riffat Mukhtar, deputy director of Elite Police Force, Punjab, Lahore and posted him as assistant inspector general of police, Logistics, Police Headquarters, Punjab against an existing vacancy with immediate effect.