Report over illegal detention sought from DPO

LAHORE - The Lahore High Court Thursday sought a detailed report from the Chiniot district police officer in a petition challenging illegal detention of Ramzan Sugar Mills employee’s family.

Justice Mazhar Iqbal Sidhu was hearing the case filed by Prof Mustajab Qureshi, maternal uncle of Amina, a woman whose husband was abducted by police at the behest of administration of a mill belonged to Sharif family in Chiniot district.

The Chiniot DPO appeared in the court and said that he did not know about the incident upon which the judge expressed serious concern.

A bailiff deputed by the court had recovered Amina Ali and her four minor children from Saddar police station of Chiniot.

Giving directions to DPO to probe into the matter, the judge asked him to take the responsible police officials to task. The judge also handed over Saddar SHO Muhammad Younas to the DPO with direction to take strict action against him.

Amina Ali told the court that her husband Muhammad Ali, assistant cane manager at Ramzan Sugar Mills, was abducted by the police at the behest of the mill’s management. The court will resume hearing on February 23.

SMS launched for meat quality verification


LAHORE - The Punjab government has launched SMS service to check the sale of unhealthy meat initially in the city and later across the province.

An SMS service (9211) had been launched by the livestock department for Lahorites for immediate verification of the quality of meat.

The poultry farmers, cattle breeders and common citizens would also get guidance from the service. Initially, this service had been introduced in Lahore and later it would be spread across the province.

“The service will be helpful for immediate verification of quality of meat by the citizens of Lahore for which consumers can use tag numbers from Punjab Agriculture and Meat Company (PAMCO) for this purpose,” said Arshad Jatt, a special assistant to Punjab CM, while presiding over a meeting here on Thursday.

The consumers by sending SMS at the number get immediate verification of the quality of meat, said Arshad Jatt and added the heinous trade of selling meat of dead and haram and unhealthy animals would be eliminated by the service.

Special scouts to show skills

LAHORE - Annual Grand Camp Fire musical evening will be held under the aegis of Al-Ajam Boy Scouts Welfare Association for Disabled on today.  

According to a press release, the event will be held at 9pm at Government Special Education School, Ravi Town, Fort Road, near Ali Park Writer Abdus Sattar Asim will chair the special sitting while Singers Jawwad Ahmed, Shazia Manzoor, Aalia Rashid, Tariq Mehmood and others will perform, added the press release.