The Sialkot Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA) has planned to establish two slaughterhouses and four graveyards in the outskirts of the city.
According to the TMA officials, there is only one slaughterhouse in the city, which is in very miserable condition and the butchers have to slaughter cattle in streets and in their houses. They termed it a nasty practice and said the TMA would establish two ultramodern slaughterhouses to improve the situation.
The TMA officials said the city also lacked graveyards, so four graveyards would be set up, besides providing the free-of-cost ambulance service to the people for transporting dead bodies to these graveyards. The TMA would make all-out efforts to rectify the decades-old drainage system of the city, bettering cleanliness.
10 Drug Addicts Treated: Aas Center (anti-drug treatment and rehabilitation hospital) Daska, under the joint supervision of Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) and an NGO, Young Blood Foundation, has sent a batch of 10 addicts back to their families in Lahore, Okara and Gujranwala after their three-months successful treatment.
Talking to newsmen here Saturday, Young Blood Foundation Daska Chairman Bashir Ahmed Naz, President Tanveer Ahmed Mughal and General Secretary Zahid Jehangir said now the cured addicts were the useful citizens of the society and could support their families in a better way.
The treated addicts are: Muhammad Asghar, Muhammad Alam, Abdur Rehman, Abdul Rauf, Muhammad Ejaz , Muhammad Shafiq, Shaukat Maseeh, Ashir Maseeh (Lahore), Safdar Khan (Gujranwala) and Barkat Ali (Okara).
INCREASE IN POL PRICES REJECTED: Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has strongly criticised and rejected the recent increase in POL prices, urging the government to withdraw it in the large interest of the business community.
Talking to newsmen here, SCCI President Ghulam Mustafa Chaudhry said the increase in petroleum prices would add a lot to the rising inflation and the cost of production. “The only beneficiaries are oil marketing companies whose profit margins will increase by making the life of the general public miserable.
This is being done at the cost of businessmen, traders and the people,” he added. He feared that not only the transportation cost of goods would increase but fares of public transport would also increase manifold. The increase is detrimental for business and industry as production cost would go up and exports would suffer badly, he added.
The SCCI chief narrated that the petroleum prices are being increased every month to add to the woes of every citizen of the country. “Power is not available and industry is hard pressed to use oil to run generators during long power layoffs.
No option is left to the industry to produce, especially the export goods, which have to be sent to foreign customers as per predetermined delivery time,” wondered the SCCI president.
He urged the government to extend maximum support to the business and industry instead of keeping on raising petroleum prices frequently. He demanded immediate withdrawal of the increase in the prices of petroleum products to provide relief to the people, enable the industrial wheel to move and allow trade and business to sustain.