NAROWAL: Additional District and Sessions Judge Rana Tariq Mahmood sentenced a rapist to 10 years in prison on Thursday.

The case dates back to April 2022, when a woman from Mohallah Siddiqpura reported to the police that her sister, who was only 15 years old, had been sexually assaulted by her husband, Mudassar Hussain.

Following laboratory tests and investigation, the Narowal City police arrested and prosecuted the accused.

In addition to the prison sentence, the judge ordered the convict to pay Rs200,000 as compensation to the rape survivor. Failure to pay the fine will result in an additional six months of imprisonment for the convict.

WHEAT: The Punjab government has announced its target of procuring 650 tonnes of wheat in Narowal this year. To achieve the target, five wheat procurement centres have been established in the district.

In a meeting attended by Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Ashraf, the wheat-buying plan was discussed on Thursday.

District Food Controller Atif Hussain explained that there were two centres in Narowal tehsil, located in Badumalhi and Narowal city areas, and two centres in Shakargarh’s Mandikhel Stop and Shakargarh areas.

The fifth centre was at the Dhamthal stop in Zafarwal.

Empty bags will be distributed to farmers at the procurement centres to aid in their collection efforts.

Additionally, the DC emphasised that the storage of wheat during the wheat purchase campaign will not be permitted, and FIRs will be registered against those caught transporting wheat out of the district.

Published in Dawn, April 7th, 2023

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