Ombudsman takes notice of robbing of students, journalist


Punjab Ombudsman Javed Mahmood on Wednesday took serious notice of a robbery and firing incident in which students and a journalist were victimized at Phool Nagar.
The dacoits opened fire on a vehicle carrying students from Punjab University and a journalist named Qurat ul Ain at Phool Nagar. They were on their way back to Lahore after shooting a documentary film. The decoits snatched cash, mobile phones, a laptop and a video camera, and tortured Qurat ul Aeen.
Mahmood has ordered the Kasur District Police Officer (DPO) to probe the issue personally and submit a report within three days.
He also inquired about the steps taken for controlling crime in the Phool Nagar area, which has registered alarmingly high levels of crimes against persons and property, and drug dealing.