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November 15, 2017



Punjab police to assist PFA raids

LAHORE :Punjab police will provide necessary assistance to Punjab Food Authority (PFA) teams during raids against adulteration, unhygienic eateries and food-related business people across the Punjab Tuesday.

In this regard, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Arif Nawaz has ordered Capital City Police Officer Lahore, all regional police officers, all city police officers and all districts police officers in Punjab. This notification was issued in the wake of recent manhandling of PFA team in grain market, Multan where mafia attacked the raiding party.

According to notification, the IG Punjab has said PFA is taking steps to check the supply of substandard, adulterated and unhygienic food items. In this connection, the authority has constituted various teams which are engaged in raiding various eateries, restaurants, and food products producing units across the province.

The notification stated as it has been directed to render necessary police assistance to the PFA teams in the discharge of their official functions, as and when required. PFA spokesman welcomed the move by Punjab police and termed it a good omen for PFA future raids. He said the IGP Punjab has ensured full cooperation during raids. He said that PFA is recruiting field guards to protect the field teams. He said PFA is fully aware about the level of resistance faced from the mafia on raiding teams, adding that PFA will take all measures to protect and secure their staff.

commits suicide: A 21-year-old youth committed suicide by taking poisonous pills in the Nishtar Colony area on Tuesday.

The deceased identified as Tasawar hailed from Narowal and worked as a salesman at a local garments shop. He ended his life over an unknown domestic issue. Police have handed over the body to his heirs.

Meanwhile, a mother of two reportedly hanging herself to death in Iqbal Town area on Tuesday.

The deceased woman was identified as Aysha Imran, wife of Imran Tariq of Neelam Block, Iqbal Town. Her husband told police that his wife had an exchange of harsh words with him over a domestic issue and went to sleep. In the morning, he found her body hanging from a ceiling fan. Police have removed the body to morgue and detained Imran for questioning.  

found dead: A 40-year-old woman was found dead in an open nullah in the Sanda police area on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Abida. Passersby spotted the body floating in the nullah. Police fished out the body. There were no torture marks on the body, police said. It has been removed to morgue.

trainees: The Mujahid and Dolphin  SP visited Police Training College, Chung, on Tuesday. He met the trainee Dolphin officials and master trainers. He listened to the problems being faced by the trainees.

robbers held: CIA claimed to have arrested seven robbers and recovered loot from their possession.

The arrested accused were identified as Farman Ali, Saleem, Robin Waqas, Samuel Gulzar, Adnan, Ali Raza and Tahir Imran.  

bodies found: Two men, unidentified so far, were found dead in different parts of the city on Tuesday.

A 25-year-old man was found dead in the Data Darbar police area and a 65-year-old man at the bank of River Ravi. Edhi Foundation has buried the two unclaimed bodies.

arrested: A team of FIA, Lahore, Tuesday raided a shop at Alfalah Building on The Mall and arrested a a man for his alleged involvement in selling pirated goods.

According to an FIA official, the raiding team led by Inspector Usman Iftikhar arrested the accused, Muhammad Mumtaz. The official stated that the accused was found busy in selling pirated items, including calculators, watches, of a renowned company.  

WHO: A two-member delegation of World Health Organisation (WHO) called on the inspector general of police, Punjab, at Central Police Office on Tuesday.

The IG discussed security arrangements and the matters of mutual interest with the guests. He informed the guests that the security of foreign experts engaged in different projects was top priority of the Punjab police and SPU was playing its due role in this regard.