The brother of PML-N MNA thrashed an Inspector of the Excise and Taxation Department for stopping his land cruiser having fake registration number plate.

According to ETO Ahmed Faraz, he along with a team of the Excise and Taxation Department was checking vehicles on Shahi Road near the Saddr Police Station on Thursday. During the course, E&T Inspector Mudassar Kahloon and Asmat Ullah Jatoi stopped a land cruiser carrying number plate RN-13-30 which was found fake on inspection. On the occasion, the vehicle driver informed that the land cruiser was owned by PML-N MNA from Khanpur tehsil Sheikh Fayyaz. However, the E&T officials took the vehicle to nearby Saddr Police Station. In the meantime after about 20 minutes brother of the MNA from Rahim Yar Khan and Chairman Standing Committee on Port and Shipping Mian Imtiaz and Haji Ibrahim reached there along with other companions. They started beating E&T inspector Muddasar Kahloon and tore his clothes. Later he entered the Saddr Police Station and took away the land cruiser forcibly.

Meanwhile addressing a press conference, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf District President Rana Raheel Ahmed Khan alleged that two brothers of MNA Mian Imtiaz, namely Haji Ibrahim and Aamir Ijaz were controlling the government departments including DCO,DPO and TMA offices in the district. He said that false FIRs were being registered against political opponents and poor people on the behest of the “what he called” kitchen cabinet of the PML-N MNA. He said that brother of MNA tortured the E&T inspector and took the land cruiser from the police custody which stood testimony to the fact that the police were playing in the hand of the MNA and cohorts. He warned that if case was not registered against Haji Ibrahim and his accomplices, the PTI would stage a sit-in at DCO office Chowk on March 7. Meanwhile, ETO Ahmed Faraz told this correspondent that Haji Ibrahim had apologized to E&T inspector Mudassar Kahloon. He said that land cruiser with fake number plate which Haji Ibrahim took illegally from police station had been returned. On the other hand, Haji Ibrahim said that he was going to his showroom when he saw traffic was blocked near the Saddr Police Station and a person told him that the E&T inspector was receiving bribe from the vehicle owners. He claimed that he ordered that inspector to return the bribe amount.

Later, the persons beaten up the inspector and he had to intervene to solve the matter. He claimed that he came to know later that the land cruiser in police station was owned by MNA Sheikh Fayyaz. Meanwhile, some E&T employees, seeking anonymity, told that there was much pressure on the E&T DG to resolve the issue that’s why the E&T employees were made to accept the apology. It has learnt that there are very close business relations between these two ruling party’s MNAs.

 plantation campaign: DCO Imtiaz Niazi launched spring plantation campaign by plating a sapling at the lawn of District Jinnah Public School here the other day.

Besides students and teaching staff, DOC Afzal Warriach and DO Forest Tajammal Hussain Chugtai were also present on the occasion.

Addressing the function, the DCO said that planting a sapling was not enough unless it was properly looked after till its full growth. He said that forests were backbone of economy as they provide wood for furniture, house building, and cooking food and above all create a healthy environment.

Therefore, every citizen should play his role by planting at least one tree each in this season.

Speaking on the occasion, the DO Forest highlighted forests importance in human life and urged students to create awareness among citizens about advantages of planting trees in their respective areas. He also asked students to plant trees in their houses and land for addressing shortage of forests in the country.