TOBA TEK SINGH: A yarn and clothes trader from a Faisalabad yarn market was allegedly kidnapped and beaten to death by two nominated traders and their four unidentified accomplices over a monetary dispute on Thursday.

According to a first information report filed with Thikriwala police under sections 302, 148, and 149 of the Pakistan Penal Code, complainant Ubaidur Rehman of Ghulam Muhammadabad said his brother, Nasrullah, had failed to fulfill his promise of paying money to suspects Javed Taqi and Asif Rafiq of Chak 66-JB, Dhandra.

In retaliation, the suspects abducted Nasrullah to their factory where they subjected him to severe torture.

Despite being rushed to Allied Hospital and subsequently referred to Faisalabad Institute of Cardiology, Nasrullah succumbed to his injuries on the way.

The police arrested the nominated suspects.

RAPE: A Faisalabad district accounts office official was arrested for allegedly raping a widow from Lahore whom he had invited to his house for a maid job.

The complainant from Bahria Town, Lahore, said in her fi rst information report registered by Civil Lines police under section 376 of the Pakistan Penal Code that the suspect raped her at his home.

The police arrested the suspect.

TRAINING: A fourday seminar and training workshop concluded on Thursday at the Government College University, Faisalabad, (GCUF) organised by its Department of Home Economics (DoHE) and the Pakistan-America Alumni Network.

The workshop aimed to empower women through kitchen gardening and enhance food flavours using herbs, while also raising awareness about their medicinal uses.

Vice-Chancellor Dr Nasir Amin was chief guest, alongside DoHE Chairperson Dr Farhana Nausheen, Dr Zainul Abedin, and Dr Sajid Sindhu, who provided training on herb efficacy and usage in food.

Dr Amin highlighted the potential for women to enrich food flavours through home gardening of herbs and their positive health effects of herbal medicine.

Speakers discussed methods for preventing insect damage to vegetables and fruits, as well as the cultivation of organic produce for household consumption and disease prevention.

Published in Dawn, April 19th, 2024

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