A youth's mutilated body with chopped off arm and bearing marks of torture was found in Qadirabad Balloki Link Canal near Muradian village, as per police sources.

They said that the villagers spotted the body which was floating in the canal and reported the Saddar police which after recovering body, shifted it to the city morgue.

One of the arms of the deceased was cut off and the body bore several marks of violence. The deceased was later identified as Mirza Fayyaz Beg of Mandi Bahauddin. The police have registered a case and are investigating.

DBA ELECTIONS ON JAN 11: The elections of District Bar Association, Hafizabad will be held on January 11.

Abid Fayyaz Tarar and Rana Saleem Shakir have filed nomination papers for the slot of president while Malik Nazakat Ali Phularwan and Amanullah Sandhu will vie for the post of secretary general. The Punjab Bar Council has nominated Malik Munawar Hussain Lal as chairman and Qazi Touqeer Ahmad and Ch Amin Chattha as members to conduct the elections.

It is expected that there would be neck and neck fight between Ch Abid Fayyaz and Rana Saleem. The Election Board chairman has said that DBA elections will be held fairly and transparently.

COURT SET UP: A consumer court will start functioning in Judicial Complex Hafizabad from Monday (today), said the secretary of District Consumer Protection Council Gujranwala and Hafizabad.

Asim Ali Awan said that Consumer Court Judge Mian Muhammad Ilyas will hold the court in Judicial Complex on every Monday. He called upon the consumers to submit their complaints regarding substandard/fake commodities etc. with the DCO Office or Consumer Court for redressal.