Dacoits make millions in 2 Hafizabad strikes
From Our Correspondent
HAFIZABAD: Armed dacoits got away with 100 tolas of gold ornaments, lacs of rupees, mobile phones and valuables in two strikes here on Tuesday.
About a dozen dacoits in police uniforms forced their entry into the house of Zaigham Ali, son of Muhammad Feroze, at Thatha Moona Salabat and locked the family in a room. Later, they fled after collecting 100 tolas of gold ornaments, Rs 300,000, mobile phones and five rifles.
In the second incident, about 10 armed dacoits forcibly entered the house of Imtiaz Shah at Dera Mehdi Shah (Lukhy Shah) and took away two tolas of gold ornaments, a motorcycle, four mobile phones and Rs 8,000. Meanwhile, citizens including Awami Mahaz leaders Rana Khalid Mahmood and Najeebur Rehman have expressed their concern over an increase in dacoities in the district during the last few weeks, especially after the transfer of DPO Afzal Ahmad Kausar.
PARTIES URGED TO UNITE FOR KASHMIRIS: All political and religious parties should gather on one platform to help the Kashmiris so that they could get independence from India. This was stated by Jamaat-e-Islami district ameer Chaudhry Amanullah Chattha during a meeting held to express solidarity with the Kashmiris. Dr Muhammad Yasin, Saghir Muhammad Gujjar and Mian Muhammad Yousaf Tehami also spoke.
REVENUE OFFICERS WARNED OF ACTION: DCO Ibrar Ahmad Mirza has warned revenue officers of stern action if they failed to achieve the recovery target.
He said that the officers should utilise all resources to recover the outstanding amounts.
TEACHERS DEMAND PROMOTION: A delegation of the SES Teachers Association met EDO Education Sohail Azhar Khan and demanded that teachers should be promoted according to the seniority lists. The EDO informed the delegation that seniority lists had been displayed in offices and 1,500 teachers would be promoted.
The delegation comprised SES Teachers Association president Muhammad Abu Bakar Alvi, Naseer Ahmad Butt, and Mehr Muhammad Ashraf.