A 45-year-old man was found dead in his house in the Shadbagh area on Saturday.
The deceased was identified as Munir of Bhambay Jhuggian, Shadbagh. On the day of the incident, the people living in the house found him lying dead in the bed.
Police have removed the body to morgue.
DIES: A youth expired in a local hospital on Saturday, shortly after he took poisonous pills over failure in marrying a girl of his choice in the Nawankot area.
The deceased was identified as Waqas. It was reported that Waqas was dejected as his parents had rejected the girl he chose for his marriage. Police have handed over the body to the family.
Martyred cops: All police Shaheeds are our national heroes and their sacrifices will always be remembered and the department will extend its moral and financial support to their families.
According to a handout issued here, this was stated by Inspector General of Police, Punjab, while visiting the residences of all six Shaheed officials on Saturday in various districts of Southern Punjab. He visited the residences of Shaheed sub-inspector Hanif Ghuari and Shaheed head-constable Muhammad Ajmal at Jampur tehsil, residence of Shaheed constable Aman Ullah at Fazilpur tehsil of district Rajanpur and the residences of constables Shaheed Shakeel Ahmed, Muhammad Tariq and Shaheed Qazi Ubaid Ullah.
The IG said that the salaries of these Shaheeds would be paid to their families on regular bases, one of the child/wife would be inducted in police department and educational and medical benefits would also be provided to them.
The Punjab chief minister has already enhanced the Shaheed Fund from 5 million to 7.5 million, he added.
ARRESTED: Factory Area police arrested a bootlegger and seized 106 bottles of foreign liquor from his possession.
The accused was identified as Saifullah.
Meanwhile, Chung police arrested six bookies in connection with cricket betting. The accused were identified as Rizwan, Umair, Sultan, Zeeshan, Waleed and Arif Saeed.
Police seized 40 wireless and PTCL telephone sets, two telephone exchanges, two laptops, one LCD and a tape recorder from their possession.
FLOOD-PRONE DISTRICTS: Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) Director General Dr Arshad Zia has started visiting the flood-prone districts of South Punjab for assessment of operational capacity, human resource and emergency equipment.
In this regard, the Rescue 1122 DG visited the districts of Muzaffargarh, Layya, DG Khan and Rajanpur in the first phase.
The districts of Rahimyar Khan, Multan and Khanewal will be visited in the second phase.
The Rescue 1122 DG held interactive meetings with the heads of Rescue 1122 in the districts and inspected resources, including human resource, ambulances, emergency vehicles, fire tenders, rescue vehicles and rescue boats.
Punjab Emergency Service Director General Brig Dr Arshad Zia said that after a detail assessment from all flood-prone districts of Punjab, the flood contingency plans would be exercised for effective management of upcoming flood season and smooth operations of Rescue 1122 in all districts.
He assured that resources would be readjusted as per need and operational requirement of the districts.
He said Rescue 1122 was working closely with Districts Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) in the districts and Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) in Punjab to have an effective coordination with all attached departments in case of any flood emergency. He directed all the districts emergency officers to ensure readiness for flood management by arranging inter-district flood management competition and identifying shortcomings so that Rescue 1122 Headquarters could provide timely assistance to the districts concerned.
He advised the districts emergency officers to keep high morale of the rescuers for dealing with any untoward situation.
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