TOBA TEK SINGH: The wheat crop in villages near the Ravi, located in Kamalia tehsil, suffered damage due to a hailstorm followed by rain on Saturday.

Farmers reported losses in citrus orchards and vegetable and fodder crops, caused by large ice balls. However, other areas in the district received light rain, which local cultivators termed fruitful for wheat and other crops.

Reports say in Jhang district, heavy hailstorms adversely impacted wheat and other agricultural produce.

ACCIDENTS: A child died and his parents seriously injured when a car coming from the wrong side hit their motorcycle near Chak 119 GB located on Jaranwala-Faisalabad Road on Saturday evening.

The deceased was identified as Ibrahim (5) while his wounded father Basharat Ali (36) and mother Yasmin (32) were shifted to Jaranwala THQ hospital.

In another incident, a woman died and four members of a family of Jhang critically wounded as a result of a collision between a van and a motorcycle-rickshaw on Saturday evening near Chak 389 JB located on Jhang Road.

The deceased was identified as Shahnaz Bibi (35) while the injured included Nasreen (40), Sobia (35), Saima (10) and Khadeeja (9). They were shifted by Rescue 1122 ambulances to the DHQ hospital.

Meanwhile, three people were injured after the motorcycle-rickshaw they were traveling by, was hit by a bus at Kamalia on Chichawatni Road near Chadharanwala Adda. Injured Ameer Khan (24), Komal Saddam (26) and Ahsan Ali (28) were shifted to Kamalia THQ hospital.

SAFE CITY PROJECT: The first phase of Faisalabad Safe City Project will be completed by May 31, starting online monitoring of eight bazaars, Iqbal Park and other important commercial centres of the city, said Faisalabad RPO Dr Abid Khan while addressing the businessmen at FCCI on Saturday.

He said in the next phase industrial belt of Khurrianwala, Faisalabad Industrial Estate Development and Management Company, Jaranwala and Samundri roads in addition to the adjoining areas of motorways would be included in the project.

He said the project cost was around Rs4bn but he used indigenous technology and started work with reduced cost of Rs150m.

Published in Dawn, March 3rd, 2024

Opinion

In defamation’s name

In defamation’s name

It provides yet more proof that the undergirding logic of public authority in Pakistan is legal and extra-legal coercion rather than legitimised consent.

Editorial

Mercury rising
Updated 27 May, 2024

Mercury rising

Each of the country's leaders is equally responsible for the deep pit Pakistan seems to have fallen into.
Antibiotic overuse
27 May, 2024

Antibiotic overuse

ANTIMICROBIAL resistance is an escalating crisis claiming some 700,000 lives annually in Pakistan. It is the third...
World Cup team
27 May, 2024

World Cup team

PAKISTAN waited until the very end to name their T20 World Cup squad. Even then, there was last-minute drama. Four...
ICJ rebuke
Updated 26 May, 2024

ICJ rebuke

The reason for Israel’s criminal behaviour is that it is protected by its powerful Western friends.
Hot spells
26 May, 2024

Hot spells

WITH Pakistan already dealing with a heatwave that has affected 26 districts since May 21, word from the climate...
Defiant stance
26 May, 2024

Defiant stance

AT a time when the country is in talks with the IMF for a medium-term loan crucial to bolstering the fragile ...