The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) raided a Rawalpindi-Quetta Express train at Gujranwala Railway Station and arrested three alleged notorious human traffickers and 12 desirers of foreign tours.

Shehzad alias Bhola, Waris and Jamil were taking the 12 people to Quetta for sending them to Iran illegally after extorting big amounts from them.

According to senior FIA officials, the FIA has sent the accused behind bars after registering separate cases against them. Arrested human traffickers belonged to Sialkot and Gujrat.

HEROIN SMUGGLER HELD: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) foiled an attempt of heroin smuggling from Sialkot to Kuwait and seized as many as 1.5kg heroin from the hidden portions of the bag of a passenger.

According to the management of Sialkot International Airport, the ANF arrested accused Irfan of Gujranwala who was trying to go to Kuwait through an international airline. ANF seized the said quantity of heroin which was kept in the hidden portions of his bag during special checking. It has sent the accused behind bars.

REGISTRATION DELAYED: About 200,000 owners of motorcycles have been deprived of computerised number plates for the last three consecutive years despite payment in Gujranwala Division.

They are waiting for the registration number plates as promised by the Director General of Excise & Taxation Punjab for the last three consecutive years. In July 2007, all the official record of the Motor Registration Branches across Punjab was computerised by fixing Rs400 fees per computerised number plate for motorcycle and Rs1,000 registration fees per computerised number plate for cars and buses.

The concerned E&T officials including Rana Gulzar Ahmed said that the people, who had paid the computerised registration number plates, now will have to re-deposit their fees for getting the new registration number plates as well.

WALK: A large number of teachers and students participated in an awareness walk taken out in Govt College Women University Sialkot. Vice Chancellor Dr Farhat Saleemi led the walk.

Earlier, addressing the participants of a seminar held there, VC Dr Farhat Saleemi stressed a need for promoting all the individual and joint special efforts to promote awareness of dengue fever in all segments of society especially among the students.

The VC said that the students and teachers could play their pivotal role in promoting anti-dengue awareness, its hazards and the preventive measures in the society. She said that the government was striving to curb the menace.