RAHIM YAR KHAN: A tanker filled with treacle overturned near Larran locality on Jamal Dinwali road in tehsil Sadiqabad, some 40 kms from here, on Thursday morning.
Reports said a tanker laden with treacle was on its way. Near Basti Laaran, its breaks broke down and it overturned as a result a huge quantity of treacle flowed into nearby sugarcane field.
According to some locals, the driver could not control the tanker due to its load and unauthorised weight of treacle and it overturned without applying breaks. Mostly drivers fully fill the tanker with treacle and did not care that its weigh was much more than its volume.
WHEAT SEIZED: Police confiscated two trailers loaded with wheat near Zahirpir on Thursday.
On a tip-off, a joint team of police and food inspectors stopped two trailers. During checking, the drivers of both trailers were illegally transporting 2,400 bags (100 kg each) of wheat from one city to the other for hoarding purpose.
Zahirpir police have registered two first information reports under sections of the Punjab Prevention of Hoarding Ordinance 2020-3 against the drivers.
Published in Dawn, February 3rd, 2023
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