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Furniture stalls catch fire

By Our Correspondent
January 26, 2023

LAHORE:Furniture worth lakhs of rupees were reduced to ashes when a massive fire broke out in furniture stalls in Baghwanpura police area here on Wednesday.

At least 15 emergency vehicles of Rescue 1122 and 50 rescuers participated in the fire and rescue operation. Dozens of furniture stalls were gutted. People from nearby houses were evacuated due to heavy smoke. The cause of the fire was unknown. No injuries or casualties were reported in the said incident. The fire was contained and controlled after four hours of hectic efforts.

Stolen phone recovered: Railway has recovered stolen iPhone of Professor Khalid Mahmood, a British citizen of Pakistani origin. Professor Khalid Mehmood's iPhone was stolen three years ago, when he was traveling from Hyderabad to Faisalabad in Millat Express and he went to UK without filing a report with the Railways Police. On his return from UK, in November 2022, he filed the report of theft of his mobile phone to the Railways Police Faisalabad, on which SHO Railways Faisalabad Ramzan Haider while taking immediate action recovered the mobile phone and handed it over to the passenger.

Drug dealer arrested: Manawan police arrested a drug dealer and recovered 10 kg charas from his possession. The accused was identified as Zeeshan. The accused used to supply charas to different areas of Lahore.

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