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90 political activists released

June 25, 2008


GUJRANWALA, June 24: A local court acquitted on Tuesday as many as 90 activists and leaders of political parties, including the PPP and PML-N, when the prosecution withdrew the cases registered against them by the former PML-Q government.

Police had registered the cases against these activists, including PML-N MNAs Usman Ibrahim, Khurram Dastagir and MMA district president Bilal Qudrat Butt when they took out a protest procession against the PML-Q government on GT Road a few years ago.

QUARREL: Two prisoners of the central jail quarrelled over a trifle in the court and injured each other here on Tuesday.

Dhulley police brought accused Naseem and Shahzad to the anti -terrorism court No.2 following their involvement in a murder case where they exchanged hot words and attacked each other. Both suffered injuries. After producing them in the court, the police sent them to the jail.

GCCI: The Gujranwala Chamber of Commerce and Industry has opposed the government’s decision to authorise the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) to revise electricity tariff on a monthly basis and termed it unjustified.

At a meeting held here on Tuesday with chamber president Riaz Mahmood Bajwa in the chair, the participants said the country was already facing energy crisis as a result of which 40 per cent cottage industry had been closed.

The meeting demanded withdrawal of the decision.