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February 12, 2019

Man critical after being set on fire over enmity


February 12, 2019

LAHOR: Unidentified suspects set a man on fire over enmity in the Green Town police limits on Monday.

Rescue 1122 shifted the victim to hospital for treatment. The victim has been identified as Faisal. The doctors said the victim’s body was burnt 45 percent and he is being kept alive on artificial breathing system. Police reached the scene and collected evidence. Further investigation is underway.

medcial camp: On the directions of DIG Operations Lahore Muhammad Waqas Nazir, a three-day medical camp was set up today under the supervision of SP Headquarters Syed Karrar Hussain at Police Lines, Qilla Gujjar Singh, Lahore.

A team of specialist doctors conducted screening tests on police officers and officials. In the first phase, medical checkup of 2,000 police employees will be conducted during the three days.

SP Headquarters Syed Karrar Hussain said that the medical camp had been arranged for the welfare of the employees to ensure their medical fitness and prevention from hepatitis.

He said the employees having positive results during hepatitis B and C screening test would be provided with free medical treatment by the department. He said three water filtration plants had also been installed at Police Lines for the provision of clean drinking water to the employees and to prevent them from fetal diseases caused by unhygienic water.

Accidents: The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) responded to 896 road accidents in all 36 districts of Punjab during the last 24 hours. In the accidents, seven people died, whereas 1020 were injured. Out of the injured, 608 were seriously injured requiring shifting to different hospitals. Whereas, 412 minor injured victims were treated at the incident site by Rescue Medical Teams.

A majority (63pc) involved motorbikes, therefore, effective enforcement of traffic laws and lane discipline is essential to reduce the increasing number of accidents. Further analysis showed that 413 drivers, 27 underage drivers, 147 pedestrians and 467 passengers were among the victims. The statistics show that 225 accidents were reported in Lahore which affected 233 persons placing the provincial capital at top of the list followed by 73 in Faisalabad with 81 victims and Multan at third with 60 accidents and 62 victims.

The details further reveal that 1027 victims were affected by the accidents including 812 males and 215 females, while the age group of the victims show that 152 were under 18 year of age, 605 were between 18 and 40 years and the rest of the 270 victims were reported above 40 years of age. According to the data, 713 motorbikes, 112 rickshaws, 96 cars, 42 vans, 12 passenger buses, 25 trucks and 125 other types of vehicles and carts were involved in the accidents.

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