NOORPUR THAL

The Punjab government declared six villages included Mouza Shahwala, Noopur, Jharkil, Chan, Maiken and Peelowains of Noorpur Thal as calamity-hit, waived off agricultural taxes, abiyana (water tax) and maliya.

According to the AC , The Punjab Relief Commissioner has deferred the recovery of agricultural loans already granted to the affected farmers for the destroyed crops and allow further advancement of agricultural loans to enable the affectees to sow the next crop.

Talking to The Nation MPA Malik Muhammad Waris Kallu said that the government would grant compensation to those standing crops which were damaged as a result of the heavy rainfall/ hail storm.  Talking to this scribe MNA Malik Shakir Bashir Awan said that provincial government had already provided a special relief package to the affected farmers of the Thal.

Independence Day:  The District Public School (DPS) arranged a ceremony in connection with Independence Day here the other day. DPS Principal Madam Um-e-Sumia presided over the function while AC Ch Ahsan Ullah was chief guest on the occasion.

DPS In-charge Bazam-e-Aab Noshabah conducted the proceedings. Besides the teaching staff, a large number of parents also participated in the ceremony. Several speakers spoke on the occasion. They paid tribute to the leaders of Pakistan Movement. They pledged to reform Pakistan in accordance with the dreams of Quaid-e-Azam and Allama Muhammad Iqbal. Participants of the ceremony prayed for the unity of Ummah, integrity and prosperity of the country. Sweets were distributed amongst the participants at the end of the ceremony.

Water shortage: Various areas of the city including Mohallah Dhup Sari have been hit hard by water shortage, creating inconvenience and problems for the residents.  Expressing outrage over the water shortage, the residents of the areas complained that low water pressure and water suspension for the last many days had added to their miseries.Social workers Raja Haji Ghulam Shabbir, Haji Noor Gul Khan, Muhammad Rizwan and Muhammad Kazim have demanded the authorities concerned to ensure presence of sanitary workers on duty and resolve the water shortage problems in Mohallah Dhup Sari.

Talking to journalists here, they said that residents of Mohallah Dhup Sari were confronted with the poor hygienic condition and scarcity of drinking water due to the apathy of the TMA. They demanded the TMA officials to ensure provision of potable water to the residents at all costs.