SARGODHA: The seven-day annual Jashn-i-Baharan, including a floral festival, started here on Monday.

In the opening ceremony, the commissioner and the deputy commissioner declared the annual fair as the best entertainment for the citizens. Seasonal flowers have been displayed along with exhibition of various commodities.

A flower contest among the nurseries and florists participating in the festival is also being held. A food court, play land and stage performances are also a part of the festival. On Monday, famous singer Nooran Lal was scheduled to hold a concert.

Apart from entertainment programmes and grand concerts, the fair includes various tableaus, variety shows and cultural shows and other entertainment activities. The closing ceremony of the festival will be held on April 28.

ELECTROCUTED: A 30-year-old labourer was electrocuted while working on the rooftop of a house.

Qamar Sultan touched the high-voltage electric wires passing above the house of Muhammad Ehsan Nawaz. The electricity supply was cut off to remove his body from the wires.

A case has been registered against the staff of the sub-division concerned and the body of the deceased was handed over to Sultan’s family.

RECOVERED: Police recovered a teenage boy who was kidnapped from Tirkhanwala town and handed over to his parents.

The Tirkhanwala Police Station had registered a case of kidnap of 16-year-old Muhammad Owais and took action. They recovered Owais by using modern technology and handed him over to his heirs.

Published in Dawn, April 23rd, 2024

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