OKARA - Jamaat-ud-Dawa Pakistan Director Foreign Affairs Abdur Rehman Maki said the restoration of Nato supply was a message to massacre Afghan Muslims.

"Pakistan is not an American colony but is an independent Islamic State of the subcontinent. The present government will have to come out of the American slavery. America is trying to strengthen Indian hold in Afghanistan. About 180 million people of Pakistan are not ready to remain under American subservience," said Maki while addressing a ceremony in Okara.

He added the long march of the Difa-e-Pakistan Council had proved that the nation was not ready to accept the decision on Nato supply restoration.

He said drone strikes were an attack on national security and self-independence of the country. He said the present government was working on the policies of Pervez Musharraf. He further said now the time had come to come to the streets against loadshedding and price hike in line with the protests launched against Nato supply.

Two bikes lifted: Two motorcycles were stolen from the district courts premises here the other day. Sources informed that Mohammad Arshad, a resident of Ameer Colony parked his bike 3555-OKK outside district courts. However, someone finding a chance took away the bike.

The second bike was also lifted from the court premises. The police have registered separate cases.

Transformer blast burns home appliances: Electronic appliances including ceiling-fans, motors, fridges and tube-lights of the local residents burnt due to an explosion in a electric transformer here in suburban Kot Ameer Ali Shah area. The motive behind the explosion is said to be a sudden rise in voltage of electric current here the other day.

Sources told The Nation that with a big bang the transformer exploded burning electric motors, ceiling-fans, tube-lights and other electronic appliances of the local residents.

Reportedly, the loss has been estimated to be in millions of rupees and has put the residents in a troublesome situation.

It is to be noted the Fesco has no such arrangements to counter fluctuation of electric voltage.

Youth shoots dead father: A young man killed his father due to revenge of her mother here the other day.

As per detail, Manzoor Ahmad, a resident of Fazal Colony killed his father-in-law about 10 years ago. He, however, was exonerated by the High Court eight month ago.

The wife of the Manzoor got divorced from him and resides separately with her son Zeshan Ahmad.

Meanwhile, Zeshan Ahmad, son of Manzoor along with Mukhtar, Abdul Gafar opend indiscriminate fired on Manzoor. Resultantly, he died on the spot. The City Police have registered a case against culprits.