Fire at Quaid-i-Azam power project’s site

SHEIKHUPURA: The raw material meant for Quaid-e-Azam power project caught fire here in the wee hours of Thursday, police sources informed. However, no loss of life or damage to machinery or equipment occurred as the fire-fighters put out the blaze after four-hour-long hectic efforts. According to the police sources, the raw material was stored at an open compound that caught fire due unknown reason. No loss of life or precious machinery is reported in the incident, they informed. The project according to sources has started generating energy on trial basis. According to the Water and Power Development Ministry, the LNG-run project would generate electricity up to 1200MW once it starts functioning.–Staff reporter

 Quackery continues unabated

SHEIKHUPURA: Quackery has grown up here due to the negligence of Health Department with the illegal businesses causing loss of lives and money. A few days ago, one Faisal had lost his life after being administered an expired injection but the department did nothing against quack Khursheed. Similarly, another quack namely Asghar paralysed the leg of labourer Haneef in Faisal town locality. The victim was a sugar patient. After feeling severe pain in his affected leg, he approached the quack who administered him wrong injection. The social circle of the city has expressed concerns over the growing quackery business.–Staff Reporter

 Two killed, another hurt in collision

SHEIKHUPURA: Two persons were killed and another sustained injuries in collision between a dumper truck and Pajero near Kala Khatai Road here on Thursday. Police said that a speeding dumper truck hit a Pajero near Sadhanwali. Resultantly two persons identified as Shoaib and Saeed died on the spot while another sustained serious injuries. The driver fled the scene. The deceased and injured were pulled out of the vehicle after cutting its body and shifted to a Lahore hospital.The Narang Mandi Police have registered a case against the dumper driver and started investigation.–Online


 Dacoits gang ‘sweeps’ trader’s house

KHUDIAN KHAS: A gang of dozen of dacoits took away cash and valuables including gold ornaments from the house of a local trader here in the wee hours of Thursday. According to police, a dozen bandits stormed the house of local trader Muhammad Abbas Rehmani, situated in Mohallah Abubakar Town when he was asleep along with other family members. The accused held the family members hostage at gunpoint and searched the entire house for at least three hours. The dacoits collected Rs one million cash, 25 tolas of gold ornaments and other valuables worth more than two million and fled away. According to locals, street crime has been on the rise in the area despite tall claims by the police. They said that ‘apparently’ the police seem to have colluded with the bandits. They appealed to the Kasur DPO and the Punjab IG Police to take notice of the rising crime and order head-on measures to rein in the criminals.–Staff Reporter


Man strangles 5-year-old daughter

PAKPATTAN: A man strangled his five-year-old daughter over a dispute with his wife and escaped after committing the crime here on Thursday. Police said that the accused, resident of Chak Bangla Hayat had a dispute with wife over domestic issues. He after exchanging hot words with wife strangled his five-year-old daughter and fled the scene. The body was shifted to hospital for post-mortem and the police have registered a case against the murderer.–INP


Man sets mother ablaze for ‘property’

BUREWALA: A man allegedly set her mother on fire over a property dispute in Chak 501/EB here and was shifted to hospital in critical condition. According to police, Naziran Bibi, a widow of Muhammad Yousaf, lives with her daughter in Chak 501/EB where her son Munir Ahmad also lives. She owned a piece of land measuring 15 marlas, which she had distributed among her two sons. However, she had left a 4 marla plot of this land for her residence. But her son Munir Ahmad started construction of wall in the house after developing differences with his mother. When his mother attempted to refrain him, he allegedly beaten her with sticks and later set her on fire after spraying petrol over her body. As a result she sustained severe burns and was rushed to THQ Hospital Burewala. The Burewala Saddr Police have started investigation into the incident.–Staff Reporter