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Clash between Rival Groups Leaves 11 Injured in Faisalabad
TOBA TEK SINGH: A violent clash erupted between two rival groups in the Chandian Talawan locality of Faisalabad on Chak Jhumra Road, resulting in injuries to 11 individuals on Wednesday. The altercation involved the use of wooden bars and bricks as weapons.
Local law enforcement authorities promptly responded to the incident, and the injured individuals were swiftly transported to the Allied Hospital for medical treatment. The victims have been identified as Danish, Nasir, Asif, Dawood, Moosa, Shaukat, Boota, Imran, Saqib, Rashid, and Riaz.
In a separate incident within Faisalabad, tragedy struck as a motorcyclist lost his life, and his pillion rider sustained injuries after their motorcycle collided with a mini-truck on Jail Road. The deceased has been identified as Ali Ahmad, while the injured individual, Yousaf Ali, has been admitted to the Allied Hospital for necessary medical attention.
Robbery Incidents Shake Faisalabad Residents
In a shocking incident of burglary, a gang of six armed robbers forcefully entered the residence of Abdul Salam in Chuttiana Chak 327 GB during the late hours of Tuesday night. The criminals held the family hostage while robbing them of golden ornaments worth over Rs3 million and $5,000 in cash, along with other valuable possessions.
Similarly, in the Chuttiana police station area of Chak 348 GB, another devastating theft occurred, where thieves made off with golden ornaments worth more than Rs40 million and £15,000. The complainant, Abdul Sattar, stated in his First Information Report (FIR) that the family had recently returned from the United Kingdom, only to find their precious belongings missing upon their arrival. The stolen items included the family’s entire collection of ornaments and British pounds.
Enhanced Water Supply System Inaugurated as Unicef Funds Project
Faisalabad witnessed a significant development in its water supply infrastructure as the upgraded water supply system, funded by Unicef, was inaugurated on Wednesday. The project, completed at a cost of Rs94.4 million, was jointly unveiled by Unicef climate change programme chief Haile Gashaw and Faisalabad Wasa Managing Director Amer Aziz.
During the inauguration ceremony, Mr. Aziz highlighted the positive impact of the upgraded water supply system on the city’s residents, stating that it would facilitate clean drinking water access for more than 50 percent of the population. He further mentioned that the project’s completion has led to an increase in the capacity of 15 tubewells within the water supply system.
Christian Town Residents Pay Tribute to Martyred Soldiers
The National Minorities Alliance of Pakistan organized a candlelight vigil on Eidgah Road in Christian Town, Faisalabad, on Wednesday, to honor the brave soldiers of the Pakistan Army who lost their lives in recent terrorist attacks. The event specifically paid tribute to Christian soldier Anil Yousaf Maseeh, who made the ultimate sacrifice while fighting terrorists at Mianwali airbase.
Several prominent speakers, including Lala Robin Daniel, Parvez Iqbal Bhatti, Waseem Shahzad, Abrar Younis, and Yusuf Adnan, participated in the ceremony, expressing their heartfelt gratitude and admiration for the courageous soldiers.
Social Worker Murdered Amidst Land Dispute
Tragedy struck in Rajana, Chak 336 GB Nia Saraba, as social worker Aslam Bajwa was brutally murdered. Reports suggest that Bajwa was supporting Bilqees Bibi, a 70-year-old resident of his village, in a heated land dispute against her relatives.
Upon receiving the information, the Rajana police swiftly responded to the scene, transporting the victim’s body to the Rajana Rural Health Centre for a thorough autopsy. Authorities are currently conducting raids to apprehend the suspects involved in the crime.
Published in Dawn, November 9th, 2023