Mercury dips as thunderstorm lashes lower parts of Sindh

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The first spell of monsoon downpour splashed the city, decreasing the temperature in Tharparkar, Umerkot and other parts of lower Sindh on Sunday. Hundreds of people came out of their houses to enjoy the sudden rainfall after a long spell of hot weather.
Thunderstorm kept the intercity traffic suspended from Mirpurkhas, Umerkot and Tharparkar districts with reported incidents of trees and signboards being uprooted. Meanwhile, long hours of electricity outages continued in lower Sindh.
DPO PROACTIVE AGAINST CORRUPT POLICEMEN: After taking notice of the incompetence of police officials, Mirpurkhas District Police Officer (DPO) Riaz Ahmed Soomro suspended eight policemen, including a sub-inspector and two constables.
After taking the inefficiency of the policemen into account, the DPO dismissed Sub-Inspector Pir Bux Raho and Constables Ali Nawaz and Muhammad Nawaz with immediate effect. Constables Ishaque, Misrat, Liaquat, Muhammad Siddique, Ikramuddin, Imamdin, Sabir, Akhtar Abbas and Mubarak Ali were sent to quarter guard.
The DPO also suspended Kot Ghulam Muhammad (KGM) Station House Officer (SHO) Altaf Shah due to failure in controlling prevailing crime in his jurisdiction, and appointed Sub-Inspector Inayat Ali Zardari as the KGM SHO.
PROTEST AGAINST COMMISSIONERATE SYSTEM: Human rights activists, Mirpurkhas Action Committee President Kanji Rano Bheel Advocate and Sarwan Kumar strongly criticised the restoration of the commissionerate system in Sindh, said a statement issued on Sunday.
According to the statement, they said that on behalf of the provincial government, sweets were being distributed for a system that only bred feudals and landlords.
They expressed that the imposition of laws of 1979 and 1861 in the 21st century just to have an upper hand on the opponents was depressing.
The statement read that the commissionerate system was a policy to control the masses through bureaucracy. The activists said that the merger of Tando Allahyar, Matiari and Tando Muhammad Khan districts would only add to the grievances of the locals.
People would have to travel long distances in order to get their complaints registered and for other official matters, they added.
Bheel questioned if the rule of law would be restored after the approval of those bills in the Sindh Assembly.
He demanded restoration of the commissionerate system only after removal of its flaws, otherwise it would merely be a conspiracy against labourers, peasants and the poor masses.