HAFIZABAD

A seminar on the restoration of “Local Bodies/District Government System” in the country was held here under the auspices of Local Council Association Pakistan Hafizabad Chapter on Saturday.Speakers on the occasion highlighted the importance of the local bodies/district government system, which, they said, was aimed at empowering people at grass-roots level, enabling them to resolve their problems at local level. The speakers called upon the federal as well as the provincial government to ensure local bodies election within next six months. Prominent among those who addressed the seminar included LCAP District Coordinator Rasheed Ahmad Bhatti, Prof Salah Uddin Chaudhry, Awami Workers Party Hafizabad Chapter President Malik Gulzar Ahmad Awan, PPP District President Pir Muhammad Safdar Kharal and former District Council member Zareena Firdus.OUTAGES RETURN: With the mercury has shot up to 45 degree again during the past 24 hours, the Gepco has also started manoeuvring 18 to 20 hours unscheduled loadshedding in the area creating multiple problems for the citizens and ruining the business of petty shopkeepers, daily-wagers and powerloom workers. They have appealed to GEPCO authorities to reduce the loadshedding particularly during the nights to provide some relief to patients, children and old-aged.