MULTAN - A constable was shot dead by an unidentified motorcyclist near the kidney centre in the wee hours of Tuesday.
According to a police spokesperson, Muhammad Arshad was moving toward Bahawalpur Bypass around 3am when the criminal fired his back and killed him on the spot. The deceased was appointed at Shah Shamsh police station.
Soon after receiving the information, police officers including SP City Hassan Raza, SP Operations Muhammad Imran, SP Cantt Ali Raza, DSP Mumtazabad Qalb Sajjad, and SHO Shah Shamsh police station reached the spot.
SP City Hassan Raza told media that the entire area was cordoned off to locate the accused. He said multiple teams were constituted to arrest the accused involved in the murder.
According to him, Punjab IGP Dr Usman Anwar took strict notice of the killing by seeking a report from CPO Multan about the murder.
88 POWER PILFERERS NABBED IN A DAY IN SOUTH PUNJAB
Multan Electric Power Company (MEPCO) caught 88 power pilferers during separate operations launched throughout South Punjab in a day, MEPCO official said on Tuesday.
MEPCO teams accompanying task forces raided different places in Multan, Vehari, Sahiwal, Rahim Yar Khan, Muzaffargarh, Bahawalnagar, Khanewal, and DG Khan and detected theft of 146,000 electricity units.
A sum of over Rs2.9 million fine was imposed while cases were got registered against three power pilferers over Involvement in body of metres, direct supply, installing loop in metres, slowing down metres, metre dead stop and metre screen wash.
POWER THEFT DETECTED AT CANTEEN, FIR REGISTERED
The Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) Director General (DG) Asif Rauf Khan and special task force MEPCO detected power theft while taking action at the canteen in Aam Khas Bagh and got registered case against the culprit.
According to details, Parks and Horticulture Authority employee Aqil Qureshi took the canteen on lease with name of brother Asif Raza.
The PHA and MEPCO teams jointly raided and caught power theft and took the metre and other wires into custody and got an FIR registered. Fine of Rs1 million was also imposed on the owner of the canteen.
On this occasion, PHA DG Asif Rauf Khan said that illegal activities would not be tolerated and department has adopted a zero tolerance policy for such activities. The employees who found negligent in their duties have also been suspended and added that such elements will be dealt with iron hands in future also.