BAHAWALPUR: A driver of a private bus company allegedly raped an hostess at 13-BC village here on Sunday.

According to police sources, the bus driver after reaching Bahawalpur from Islamabad took the hostess (who belongs to Mansehra) to some place by a rickshaw. She alleged that the driver raped her and fled.

On her complaint, the Baghdadul Jadid police registered an FIR 444/22 under section 377 of PPC against the suspect.

PRO Muhammad Iqbal told Dawn that police arrested the suspect and put him behind the bars.

FLOUR: On the instructions of Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz, 260 sales points and shops have been designated across the district to provide flour to people at the slashed rate of Rs490 per 10kg.

DFC Zulfiqar Ahmed said the Punjab government under the CM relief package had provided subsidy to the customers and flour would be available at Rs490 per 10kg at the designated sale points and shops.

He said 27,790 flour bags would be sold on a daily basis in the district by giving a subsidy of Rs160 per bag.

Published in Dawn, May 23rd, 2022

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