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Jhang police solve murder case, arrest two accused

The police had recovered the body of an unidentified woman near the riverside

By Our Correspondent
April 14, 2024
A representational image of a handcuffed man. — APP/File
A representational image of a handcuffed man. — APP/File

JHANG: Massan police have solved the blind murder case of a woman that was registered in September 2023.

The police had recovered the body of an unidentified woman near the riverside. The deceased woman was later identified as Yasmin of the nearby village. District Police Officer (DPO) Rashid Hidayat told the reporters that the police by utilising human intelligence and in the light of evidence from the crime scene questioned Muhammad Nawaz, brother of the deceased and Zafar Iqbal, brother-in-law of the deceased woman, but they failed to satisfy the investigators. He said that both the brother and brother-in-law of the deceased woman were arrested and during interrogation, they confessed to committing the crime because they were suspicious of her character. DPO Rashid Hidayat further said that the investigation team would be rewarded for solving the blind murder case in a short period.

DC CHAIRS MEETING: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Muhammad Umair on Saturday directed the District Regional Transport Authority (DRTA) secretary to ensure the implementation of notified fares of public transport vehicles on all routes to give relief to the travellers. He issued these directions while chairing a meeting to review the progress of the public service delivery in the district. The ACs of all four tehsils, chief officers and heads of different departments were present in the meeting.

The DC observed that the transport owners had increased fares on different routes on their own without calculation and justification of fuel prices. He said that the DRTA secretary without showing laxity must ensure the display of the notified fares at all public transport terminals for passengers’ awareness. The toilet, clean drinking water, proper sitting and other facilities must be provided to the passengers at all bus and van terminals, the DC added. He said that the district administration would not allow anyone to overcharge the salaried persons and working class, who travelled to their hometowns with families. During the meeting, DC Umair also reviewed the performance of municipality staff deployed for the cleanliness work. He directed the Municipal Committees and District Council chief officers to be available in the field for effective supervision of the working of sanitation staff, especially in low-income localities. The DC also got a briefing from the District Food Controller (DFC) regarding the arrangements for the upcoming wheat procurement drive. He directed the DFC to deal with the wheat growers respectfully and provide them with facilities during procurement of their wheat crop. He said that the growers must be facilitated in getting gunny bags through the online system. During the meeting, DC Muhammad Umair also discussed the health-related matters and directed the Health CEO and DHO to ensure service delivery at the RHCs and BHUs round-the-clock. He showed concern about the absence of doctors and supporting staff at different public health outlets in rural areas and directed the Health CEO to take immediate action against the habitual absentee staff.

RHC DOCTOR, OTHER STAFF FOUND ABSENT: The Athara Hazari assistant commissioner paid a surprise visit to the RHC Kot Shakir and found the doctor and supporting staff absent from duties. On the directions of DC Muhammad Umair, AC Athara Hazari Khizar Razzaq suddenly reached the RHC where he was surprised to see that the duty doctor and other staffers were not available for the sick people. Later, on the report of the AC, the DC directed the Health CEO to proceed against the absent health officials.