Protective embankment on river demanded.
Byline: Hafiz Aziz-ur-Rehman
HAFIZABAD -- President Kisan Board Aman Ullah Chattha called upon the government to ensure construction of protective embankment on the left bank of River Chenab to save the villagers from the onslaught of likely flood in River Chenab.
He said that due to lack of protective band on the left bank of river Chenab near Qadirabad Barrage, flash flood in River Chenab had damaged crops and houses in different villages last year. He regretted that about six month back the authorities had ordered construction of embankment on the left bank but unfortunately construction had not yet started.
He demanded that construction of the bank should be started on emergency basis otherwise there would be colossal loss to the crops and properties. He also regretted the slow pace of repair of choking band near the barrage and called upon the authorities to accelerate the speed of repair and renovation of the choking band.
Two brothers shot dead: Two brothers were shot dead while their close relative was seriously injured in Jagganwala village on Wednesday. Police said, children of Nasr Jagg and Sarfraz Jagg families quarreled with Waryam Jagg's children which flared up suddenly.
Consequently Waryam Jagg alongwith his companion stormed into the house of Nasr Jagg and Sarfraz Jagg and opened indiscriminate fire. Resultantly, Nasr died on the spot while Sarfraz Jagg and Muhammad Abdullah Jagg were rushed to the DHQ Hospital where Sarfraz Ahmad Jugg also succumbed to his injuries. Abdullah is struggling for life in the hospital. After committing the offence the accused managed their escape.
Meanwhile, two armed bandits snatched away bike and cash of thousands of rupees from two villagers near Mian Raheeman village. Munawar Hussain S/o Manzoor Ahmad was on way to his nearby village on his bike No. HZK-4346 when he reached near Mian Raheeman two armed dacoits intercepted him and snatched away his bike, cell phone and cash.
At the same point the bandits also intercepted Muhammad Yousaf of Thatha Jhakran and snatched away Rs. 10,000/- and cell phone from him. The police are investigating.