BAHAWALPUR: A nursing student was allegedly raped by her former neighbour at Basti Goth Ghani.

According to the first information report (FIR) registered with Saddar Police Station on the complaint of the girl, she used to visit the family in her neighbourhood with whom she had family relations. During her routine visits, the man in the neighbouring family had taken her pictures and she had been demanding the pictures from him. Meanwhile, her family shifted to Medical Colony.

On the day of the incident, the suspect telephoned her, saying she could come to collect her pictures. When she reached there, his friend, a resident of Kahror Pucca, was also present. The neighbour raped her while his friend stood guard. On her return to her home, the victim informed her father about the incident and he took her to Saddar Police Station where police registered the FIR.

Aamir Nazir, the PRO of DPO office, told Dawn the victim was referred to the Bahawal Victoria Hospital (BVH) for medical examination.

ACTION: Communication and Works (C&W) South Punjab secretary Muhammad Altaf Baloch has ordered action against those who allegedly used substandard material in the revamp of the District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital, Lodhran, costing about Rs900m.

According to a handout, the secretary accompanied by the EXEN buildings, contractors and other related officials took serious notice of the flawed construction of the building and expressed his dissatisfaction with the work quality. He issued orders that the responsible officials and contractors be served with show-cause notices to initiate action over substandard material.

Presently, the revamp of the main building, surgical and dental wards of the hospital is in progress while work on sewerage, roofs and electrification of the building is about to be completed.

Published in Dawn, August 14th, 2022

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