TOBA TEK SINGH: PML-N MPA from Pirmahal (PP-89) Makhdoom Pir Ali Raza Shah passed away after a protracted illness in a Lahore hospital on Sunday. He was 69.
Funeral prayers for the deceased will be offered at 10am in his native Chak 762-GB, Nasir Nagar (Sindhillianwali), on Monday (today).
Ali Raza Shah also remained district council chairman of Faisalabad when Toba Tek Singh was its tehsil. He won provincial assembly elections five times and remained minister in Punjab cabinet from 1988 to 1990 when Mian Nawaz Sharif was the chief minister and again in Arif Nakai’s cabinet in 1995 as minister for land settlement. He was elected as MNA once, as well.
In 2002, his son, Syed Hussain Raza, was elected as MPA in his place when he could not contest the polls due to graduation bar.
Ali Raza Shah’s father Makhdoom Nasiruddin Shah was elected West Pakistan assembly member from Lyallpur in 1965.
ROBBERY: A Gojra trader was deprived of his car and Rs200,000 by dacoits in the early hours of Sunday.
Police said Afzaal Jat of Chak 92-JB was returning home from Faisalabad when five dacoits intercepted him at Canal Bridge near his village. They tortured him and took him away in his car to Thikriwala (Faisalabad) where they threw him at a deserted place on Painsara-Bhawana road and took away his car and cash.
Published in Dawn, November 9th, 2015