BAHAWALPUR

PPP leader Syed Ahmad Mehmood said that his party had got a resolution passed from the Punjab Assembly for the restoration of Bahawalpur province but the PML-N government had reneged on its pre-elections pledge on the creation of new province despite being in majority.

He was addressing the workers convention at held here on Tuesday. Those had voted for the PML-N were no criticising the  party, he said. He added that he would fulfill the responsibility given to him (Mehmood) regarding reorganization of the party in Multan. He said no office-bearer would be changed rather they would given time to reorganise it at district, tehsil and union council levels.

He said that purpose of the convention was assess the party leadership and workers’ performance. He added that his party was popular especially in the minority communities, labourers, lawyers and women. He also mentioned his popularity, saying that he had got 490,000 votes. He said that he preferred to be a party worker rather than a leader.

He said the gulf created by PPP after the Musharraf-led government had been bridged. He said that the during the PPP-led government, roads were constructed in rural areas, employments were given, and agriculture was flourished.

SIX DEER HUNTERS FINED: Six people were arrested for illegally hunting deer in Cholistan area and fined Rs30,000 each.

The Wildlife Department conducted a raid in the Cholistan area where they caught M Youus, M Farooq, M Saeed, M Shaukat and M Boota who were later presented before the area magistrate. The court slapped the fine on each convict, and ordered their release after payment of the fine.

46 days of blast, cheques yet to be cashed:  A period of 46 days has passed but the compensation cheques given to the Channighoth bomb victims by the government could not be cashed.

The Channighot bomb victims had been given cheques for the compensation by the government of Punjab but the Finance Department had refused to provide the amounts to them.

Widow of Rao Imran Shaheed along with her brother Rao Tariq told the media that 46 days ago, her husband was present at his pushcart in the bazaar when a bomb had gone off killing him on the spot among others.

The cheque of Rs500,000 was given to her by MNA Ali Hassan Gillani on behalf of Punjab government but it  could not be cashed so far. Those persons injured in the blast included Shahbaz, Riaz, Farooq, Zafar showed their cheques and told the media that the cheques issued by the government could not be cashed due to which they have been facing critical situation.