SADIQABAD: Various localities of Sadiqabad city depict the look of a water pond due to huge sewage accumulation. According to a survey conducted by The Nation, water accumulation in Ilyas Colony, Hafiz Town, Shahid Colony, Shehzad Colony, Bismillah Town, Cheema Town and Public Colony disturb people greatly. Sanitary workers remain absent and do not come to perform duty. Talking to The Nation, people regretted that sewage system of the areas has destroyed due to indifference of the authorities concerned. It has resulted in sewage blockage which has turned streets of these localities into ponds of dirty water. “Residents of the localities have reportedly been fallen victims to diseases due to mosquitoes' bites, growing in the areas due to sewage accumulation,” they concerned. They demanded Tehsil Municipal Committee chairman Ch Shafiq Pappa address their problem.

PC elects first undisputed body

DG KHAN: The DG Khan Press Club elected a unanimous representative body for the first time in its 16 years history during the first undisputed combine annual election. A total of 135, out of 137 council members voted for the election of new office-bearers. Two panels – Friends Group Journalists Alliance and Democratic Journalists Group fielded their candidates for seats of the press club, union of journalists and Executive bodies.

According to official results, Friends Group Journalists Alliance swept all seats of press club; Union of Journalists and Executive bodies except one slot of general secretary which was won by the Democratic Journalists Group.

Mudassar Manzoor Khan Lashari was elected as president by bagging 71 votes while his rival of Hussain Azad got 60 votes.

The elected candidates of Press Club are: Rahat Hasnain Qaisrani was elected Senior Vice President, Muhammad Ali Mirrani vice president, Bakhat Muhammad Khosa of Democratic Group General Secretary, Malik Mureed Joint Secretary and Kumail Haider was elected Secretary Information.

Later, the Friend Group held a car rally in city after announcement of official results and celebrated victory with supporters.