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2 dozen passengers injured as bus turns over

By Our Correspondent
March 12, 2018

TOBA TEK SINGH: More than two dozen passengers were injured when a bus turned over near Rajana Chak 268/GB at Kamalia Road on Sunday.

The bus was going to Chishtian from Faisalabad. The accident was caused due to parked tractor trolleys which were over-loaded with sugarcane.

Rescue-1122 ambulances shifted the injured to Kamalia, Rajana and DHQ hospitals.

The seriously wounded persons were admitted to DHQ hospital.

They included Mubashar Zia and Zafar Mehmood of Burewala, M Aslam of Chichawatni and Mehboob Ahmed of Sahiwal.

Power loom workers protest against non-arrest of killers: Power loom workers took out a rally at Gojra on Sunday to protest police’s failure in arresting a power loom factory owner and his two accomplices who allegedly shot dead a labour leader Abdul Khaliq Sher three days ago.

Addressing at the Malkanwala Chowk, the speakers lambasted the police.

They warned of coming on the streets daily if the alleged killers are not arrested. Victim Abdul Khaliq Sher was a labour leader and he went to the power loom factory of accused M Jamil at Chak 367/JB for his union matters.

He exchanged harsh words with the accused persons who shot him dead.

Police had registered a case but failed to arrest the accused persons yet.

Obituary: Senior local journalist and ex-press club president, Mian Ihsanul Haq Burki, 84, died here on Sunday after protracted illness.

He was the younger brother of Faisalabad late senior journalist Hafiz Ikram Akhtar.

Scores of people attended his funeral prayer. Federal Minister for Communication Junaid Anwar Chaudhry, Punjab Minister for Counter Terrorism Col (retd) Sardar Ayub Gadhi, MPAs Mian M Rafiq and Amjad Ali Javed and journalists from different districts also attended the funeral. Quran khawani will be held on Monday (today) at 9am at Jamia mosque, Mehmoodabad.