The traders on Monday took out a rally and staged a protest against “what they called’ worst law and other in the city.

They took to the street against the organised gang of dacoits who had looted more than Rs6 million during the past few days.

However, the police have miserably failed to find any clue to the culprits.

The rally was taken out under the auspices of Markazi Anjuman-e-Tajran which was led by its President Sheikh Muhammad Amjad. General Secretary Malik Humayun Shahzad, Patron-in-Chief Seth Humayun, President Madni Bazaar Haji Muhammad Rafique Mughal and others also attended the rally. The participants raised vociferous slogans against the police particularly against City Police SHO Ali Akbar Chattha who has failed to provide security to the citizens. They said that during the past few weeks, organised gangs of dacoits were looting the citizens without any let or hindrance as if they were enjoying immunity.

The protestors called upon the police high-ups to ensure arrest of the dacoits within seven days, threatening they would be constrained to observe shutdown against the inefficiency and slackness of the police.

On Sunday night, some unidentified burglars broken into a shop owned by Saifullah, son of Muhammad Siddique, situated on the busiest Madhrianwala Road. The burglars made off with grocery items and cash worth Rs600,000. The police, as usual, are launched investigation with no clue.

Meanwhile, Federal Minister of State for Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar has taken strong exception to the rising dacoities in the area. She has, reportedly, contacted Punjab Home Minister (r) Col Shuja Khanzada and has conveyed her disappointment over the poor police performance. She told the provincial minister that dacoity incidents have become order of the day and police have miserably failed to trace any of the accused, causing severe insecurity among the citizens. She demanded the minister stringent measures to rein in the criminals.

KILLING BY LIGHTNING: A young man in Pheroke village was burnt to death when he was struck by lightning.

He was cutting fodder in the dera when the bolt struck on him and he died instantaneously.