MULTAN - All the tall claims made by Wasa regarding keeping city neat and clean on Eid have proved false as many areas of Multan presented the view of sewage ponds on Sunday.
SUICIDE ATTEMPT: A vegetable vender committed self-immolation after failing to arrange clothes, shoes and other Eid-related items for his children here on Saturday night.
The injured, who was identified as Muhammad Sharif, a resident of Hassanabad, sprinkled oil and set himself ablaze. He was rushed to Nishtar Hospital where his condition is stated to be precarious.
The tragic incident took place when Muhammad Sharif got highly dejected when his children demanded Eid gifts. “His sons Imran and Altaf asked him to provide clothes and shoes but he failed to arrange the items because of poverty and high prices,” said his neighbour.
Lawmakers reach homes to celebrate Eid with voters: Many mainstream and senior leaders of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), the PML-N and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) will spend Eidul Fitr with their voters.
According to details, former prime minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani will offer Eid prayer at the masjid of Darbar Moosa Pak Shaheed in Pak Gate area and then return to his residence. Later on, he will meet with the voters and citizens delegations from NA-151 as well as party leaders and workers. Similarly, president of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Makhdoom Javed Hashmi will offer Eid prayer at Shahi Eidgah and then meet with his supporters from NA-148 and 149. PTI Senior Vice Chairman Makhdoom Shah Qureshi will offer Eid prayer at the masjid of Darbar Bahauddin Zakariya from where he will return to his residence and meet with the delegations from NA-148. Similarly, provincial minister for Auqaf Haji Ehsan Uddin Qureshi will also offer prayer at the masjid of Darbar Bahauddin Zakariya while Senator Rafiq Rajwana will offer Eid prayer at Masjid Noor-e-Madina in Ameerabad and MNA Tariq Rasheed at Jamia Masjid Gulgasht.