BAHAWALPUR: At least 22 differently-abled people were recently recruited at the Bahawal Victoria Hospital (BVH) against the reserved quota.

This was informed during a meeting chaired by Additional Deputy Commissioner General Aamir Nazir Khichihere on Saturday.

The three per cent reserved quota for ‘special persons’ was divided into three categories – 13 physically challenged, seven with hearing impairment and two visually impaired. The recruitment of five more visually impaired menwas postponed due to the surge in Covid-19 cases.

The BVH medical superintendent said the recruitment of the remaining people would be completed soon.

Mr Khichidirected the maintenance and repair executive engineer to recruit the visually impaired men on daily wages, adding that the Akhuwat Islamic Microfinance should facilitate differently-abled persons in obtaining loans for running their businesses.

KILLER ARRESTED: The Uch Sharif police claimed to have arrested a man who allegedly murdered his wife at Basti Chakar on Thursday but made it look like an abduction.

According to police sources, Aamir Khan had a family dispute with his wife Saima. On Thursday, on the pretext of meeting relatives, he took her out on a motorcycle. When they reached a deserted place on the way, Khan allegedly murdered Saima with a sharp-edged weaponand threw her body in sugarcane fields.

Later, in a call to police he said his wife had been abducted and sought their help in her recovery.

After initial investigation and interrogation, police officials suspected Khan’s involvement and took him into custody. During further interrogation, he confessed to murdering his wife.

On his identification, police on Saturday recovered Saima’s body from the fields, registered a murder case and arrested Khan. The body was sent to hospital for post-mortem.

Published in Dawn, November 29th, 2020

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