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6 houses damaged by Indian firing

April 05, 2002


SIALKOT, April 4: Six more houses were badly damaged by Indian shelling on villages in Sialkot working boundary’s Charwa sector on Thursday.

Official sources told Dawn that the Indian forces continued intensified shelling on villages in Chhumb Joriyaan (Gujrat), Bajwat, Harpal, Bajragarhi, Chaprar, Sucheegarh, Charwa, Jammu, Akhnoor, Saamb and Shakargarh-Narowal sectors, badly disrupting the sowing of the seasonal crops.

No causality was reported.

A number of residents of border areas told this correspondent that their cattle were dying owing to shortage of fodder. The farmers could not sow fodder crops because of Indian firing.

PPP’s Bajwat president Chaudhry Ghulam Rasul Paswal has urged the Pakistan government to take notice of the situation.

ZAB ANNIVERSARY: The PPP observed on Thursday the 23rd death anniversary of party’s founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.

Meetings were organized in Sialkot city, Cantonment, Daska, Bhopalwala, Sambrial, Uggoki, Pasrur, Chowinda, Badiana, Shakargarh, Zafarwal, Baddomalhi and Narowal.

Quran Khwani was held at major mosques.

Local PPP leaders paid rich tributes to the late Zulfikar Ali Bhutto for his meritorious services for democracy.

TRANSFERRED: Gujranwala police range DIG Khwaja Khalid ordered on Thursday transfer of Sialkot district’s seven police inspectors with immediate effect.

Asad Ishaq was transferred to Gujrat, Hafiz Imtiaz Ahmad to Mandi Bahauddin, Talib Hussain to Gujranwala, Shaukat Sheikh to Mandi Bahauddin, Muhammad Ramazan to Hafizabad and Syed Mushtaq Hussain Shah and Muhammad Ameen Butt to Narowal.

ARRESTED: The Sialkot Anti-Corruption Establishment arrested on Thursday ASI Tufail Miran of city Daska police station after registering a corruption case against him.

Meanwhile, Sialkot SSP Muhammad Tahir suspended from service Qila Kalarwala police station SHO Arif Mahmood Khan on charges of negligence in official duties.

He also dismissed from service constables Muhammad Arshad, Riasat Ali and Muhammad Boota of Daska city police station on the same charges.