TOBA TEK SINGH: A breach in the Gogera branch canal inundated crops in vast areas while water also entered Chak 527 GB Salooni Jhaal in Faisalabad on Thursday.

Deputy Commissioner Imran Hamid Sheikh supervised the relief operations and asked the agencies to repair the crack quickly.

He ordered an inquiry into the incident and said strict action would be taken if anyone’s collusion was found.

The DC said a committee had been formed headed by the assistant commissioner to assess the loss of crops so that compensation could be given to the affected growers.

UAF: The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, has opened online registration for the third entrance test for postgraduate degree programmes at the main campus and its sub-campuses of Toba Tek Singh, Burewala and Depalpur.

The last date for the online registration for the entrance test in MSc(H)/MPhil/MS and PhD programmes is Aug 24 and the test will be held on Aug 31.

Also, the UAF marked National Forestry Day, which was arranged by the Department of Forestry and the Green Youth Movement. Speakers stressed the need to sensitise the public about increasing tree plantations. They said momentum should be created among the public to mitigate greenhouse emissions, soil degradation, water wastage and pollution, and increase tree cover.

The young generation should also be encouraged to participate in awareness campaigns and plantation campaigns.

INJURED: Two people of a family have injured critically on Thursday in Chak 48 JB on Boorraywala Road when the roof of their house caved in during rain.

Rescue 1122 staffers and local people removed debris and shifted them to Allied hospital. They included Muhammad Boota, 55, and his wife Kishwer Bibi

ENCOUNTER: In an encounter with the Gojra city police, a gunman was injured on Thursday.

The police said the Gojra city police party was taking a theft case suspect Faisal Mumtaz Baloch, of Dhok Balochan (Jhang), to recover the booty in a police van. When they were near Chak 366-JB, Ghanaian, four unidentified accomplices of the suspects riding motorcycles, tried to free the outlaw and opened indiscriminate firing which was also retaliated.

When the firing stopped, the police found Faisal wounded. He was admitted to the Gojra THQ Hospital.

The police claimed that he was injured by the firing of his own accomplices.

Published in Dawn, August 19th, 2022

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