Tag: Hafizabad

16 development schemes approved for Hafizabad

HAFIZABAD - Hafizabad District Development Committee has approved 16 new development schemes costing Rs 120.5 million to provide different amenities of life to the people. It was decided in a meeting held at the district complex under the chair of Muhammad Asif. The meeting also reviewed the pace of work on various ongoing schemes under the district development programme. The participants of the meeting were told that more than 200 development schemes were being completed at a cost of

30 injured in roof collapse in Hafizabad

HAFIZABAD - At least 30 people were injured when the roof of a banquet hall collapsed in Chack Dewan Singh near Hafizabad. Reportedly, a marriage party of the daughter of Muhammad Bashir, a resident of Chak Dewan Singh, came from Nowshera Virkan. The marriage party was sitting in the hall when its roof collapsed. As a result, more then 30 members of the marriage party, including Aalimgir, Imran, Manzoor, Neelam, Shahida, Parveen, Muhammad Jameel, Muhammad Umar, Muhammad Hanif, Ashiq,

Road accidents claim four lives in Hafizabad

HAFIZABAD - At least four people were killed in two road accidents in district Hafizabad. In the first incident, Muhammad Aslam along with his two friends was going to his village on a motorcycle on Chiniot Road.
When they reached village Tibba Shah Behlol, a speedy bus hit their bike, killing all of them instantly. In the second incident, Muhammad Luqman was going home on his motorcycle along with his son Shahzad. When they reached Qatal Ghara Chowk, a van collided with their

Rs 150m being spent on health care in Hafizabad

HAFIZABAD - The Punjab government is spending Rs 150 million for providing health care to the people of district Hafizabad. Hafizabad District Coordination Officer (DCO) Muhammad Asif said this while addressing an inaugural ceremony of a newly installed dialyses machine at the kidney centre denoted by philanthropist Qaiser Hanif Chaudhry, a resident of Jalapur Bhattian.
He said sufficient medicines were being supplied to all the hospitals of the district at a cost of Rs 60

Hafizabad shows gloomy picture of dirt heaps

HAFIZABAD - Hafizabad displayed a gloomy picture of dirt heaps as sanitary workers from tehsil municipal administration (TMA) went on strike and staged a demonstration in support of their demands. Reportedly, TMA's sweepers and other sanitary workers, especially daily wagers observed a strike and launched a protest demonstration for an increase in their salaries, new recruitment of 300 workers and development of residential colony. CBA union General Secretary Patris Masih along with

Hafizabad district officer accused of embezzling Rs 2.4 million

HAFIZABAD - Educationist Professor (retd) Ejaz Butt has said that Hafizabad Colleges District Officer Ejaz Ahmad Bhaghat has embezzled more than Rs 2.4 million while misusing his powers. Addressing a press conference at the press club, he said Ejaz Bhaghat appointed lecturers in BPS-17 on contract basis in Government College Hafizabad three year ago.
He added that instead of several senior female assistant professors in the said college, Ejaz Bhagat gave the college's powers to a

700,000 saplings will be planted in Hafizabad

HAFIZABAD - At least 700,000 saplings will be planted in Hafizabad during the spring tree-plantation campaign. Hafizabad Forest District Officer Rana Zahid Ali said this while inaugurating the tree-plantation ceremony held at District Complex Hafizabad. He said that 500,000 saplings would be planted in the private sector and the remaining 200,000 in the public sector departments.
MAN SHOT AT, INJURED: At least six dacoits shot at a man and injured him for resisting a robbery in

Two die from suffocation in Hafizabad

HAFIZABAD - At least two people died from suffocation in village Kot Kushhal Khan near Hafizabad. Reportedly, Shabbir Hussain and Zahid Iqbal were sleeping in a room when a gas cylinder leaked as a result of which both of them were suffocated to death.
Meanwhile, a three-year-old child was crushed to death in a village Praimkot when a speedy rickshaw ran over him.
332 kgs of hashish seized: Sukheki police arrested three people of village Ammabaltas and recovered 332