SAHIWAL

RPO Shahzad Sultan has said that no society could make progress without promoting peace, tolerance and brotherhood among believers of all religions.He urged the people of all faiths to promote and support harmony among majorities and minorities for the survival and security of the country.He was addressing a function arranged by Christian community here the other day. DCO Dr Sajid Mehmood Chohan, DPO Syed Khurram Ali, Syed Ziaullah Shah Bukahari, Syed Ijaz Ahmed Raza, Father Rifael, Pester Samuel, priests and leaders of Christian community were also present on the occasion.Speaking on the occasion, DCO Dr Sajid Mehmood said that Interfaith Peace Committee should be made functional for the promotion of better relations and to hammering out differences among the masses. The Christian leaders stressed that it was duty of the priests and Ulema to play their role with proactive approach to attain the mutual purpose. They termed the tolerance between the Muslims and Christians as exemplary in the district and resolved to spread it to other areas of the country.Property tax evaders warnedExcise and Taxation Divisional Director Iqbal Nasir has asked the property tax evaders to pay their tax otherwise their property could be sealed.He stated this while talking to the journalists at his office here the other day.He said that duty devolved on the property owners as well as on the tenants to pay the property tax accordingly. He advised the tenants that they should pay property tax after deducting it from the rent. Otherwise, he said, legal action would be taken against them under section ss 14 of Excise and Taxation Act. He said that last week about 30 properties had been sealed for non-payment of property tax.Skills for inmates rehab District and Sessions Judge Mohammad Hafeezullah has said that inmates are part of society and imparting skills to them will help make them useful members of society.He stated this during a visit to Central Jail Sahiwal here the other day. Jail Superintendent Gulzar Ahmed Butt and other officers were also present on the occasion. The judge inspected jail maktab, school, hospital and juvenile ward and listened to the problems of inmates. He also reviewed the security arrangements and facilities being provided to the prisoners. He inspected women ward and minor children ward and inquired about the health of patients and facilities being provided to them in jail hospital. The judge also inspected the food being served to the inmates.