TOBA TEK SINGH: Dozens of Faisalabad District Health Authority dengue control staff blocked Chowk District Council traffic on Monday in protest at their non-payment of salaries for the past two months.
The protesting DHA employees erected barriers on various roads leading to the busy Faisalabad intersection, while their female colleagues staged a sit-in.
Protesters told reporters that 700 health department employees were hired for the anti-dengue surveillance campaign, but despite the passage of two months, they had not been paid. They have announced that they are boycotting their position until they have paid their two months’ salary.
BEATEN DOWN: A farmer was reportedly shot down by his Chak 366-JB rivals from Gojra,
Ghanian on Monday over a dispute over farmland ownership.
According to the Gojra Sadar police, a farmer, Akhtar Ali, was going to his fields to bring fodder for his cattle when two unidentified assailants opened fire on him. He was seriously injured in the shooting and succumbed to his injuries before being taken to hospital.
Police sources say the deceased had a dispute with someone over ownership of farmland which may have been the motive for the murder. The police registered a complaint against the unidentified killers and opened an investigation.
KILLED BY RIVALS: A man has been shot dead by his rivals in connection with a property dispute near Government Commerce (Khalsa) College on Jaranwala Road.
The deceased has been identified as Shakeel Ahmed (50). People’s Colony Police took her body to the district headquarters hospital for an autopsy.
In a separate incident, three people were shot and injured when their rivals opened fire on them in enmity in Faisalabad on Monday at Chak 41-JB located on Jhang road near Adda Thikriwala. Among them were Mohsin (23), Abbas (21) and Rizwan (21). Rescue 1122 transferred them to DHQ Hospital in Faisalabad.
FAW: The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF) collected donations and other items needed for the flood relief.
UAF VC Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan, while chairing a meeting, said university employees from BPS-1 to BPS-16 donated their one-day salaries while those in higher grades (BPS- 17 and over) their two-day salary to help flood victims.
He said an action plan was being developed for the rehabilitation of agriculture in flood-affected areas and that seeds and other items would be provided to those affected. He ordered relevant officials to prepare silage for livestock in the flooded areas.
Posted in Dawn, September 6, 2022