TOBE TEK SINGH: A woman allegedly hurled acid on her husband when he was asleep in his house in Faisalabad’s Samundri tehsil Chak 209-GB on Thursday. He, however, remained unhurt.

She also struck him with an axe, injuring him and sending him to Chak 134-GB Rural Health Centre.

According to the Thirkhani police, Maryam Bibi had a marital argument with her husband Tariq Islam, and she attacked him in retaliation.

The police are investigating the incident.

PROTEST: Scores of Jinnah Colony, Basti Hadda Roori, and Disposal Works Katchi Abadi residents demonstrated on Thursday against municipal committee officials who issued them notices to evacuate their homes in three days or face eviction.

They told reporters that over the last four decades, more than 400 residences in the area have received gas, electricity, landline telephones, drinking water supply, drainage and sewerage systems, and brick roads. Their homes had been designated as katchi abadi in various studies.

They also stated that, due to the extreme cold, the MC had decided to undertake a drive to render them homeless. They requested that the chief justice of the LHC take note of the situation.

Former PML-N MPA Amjad Ali Javed and former councillors Mian Shahzad Iqbal and Baboo Muhammad Anwar also joined the demonstration and condemned the Punjab government, the MPA, and municipal committee officials for making poor residents homeless.

ACCIDENT: A boy was killed in a fog-related accident here on Thursday.

Ahmad Irfan, 15, of Gojra Chak 93-JB, Pacca Anna, had come to see his maternal grandfather in Chak 252-GB, Bhindianwala. He was returning to his village when his motorcycle rammed into a sugarcane-laden tractor-trolley near Gojra Bypass due to dense fog. He sustained serious injuries and was taken to the DHQ Hospital from where he was referred to Faisalabad’s Allied Hospital where he died.

Published in Dawn, December 23rd, 2022

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