KAMALIA-Encroachments, especially by the shopkeepers dealing in building material, have turned the busiest Eidgah Road into a narrow lane, causing multiple problems for pedestrians and school-going children.

According to the report of a survey conducted by this correspondent, Eidgah Road up to Chowk Jandwali Masjid is the busiest road in Kamalia city but it has been reduced to a narrow passageway for the pedestrians due to encroachments that have been set up in the shape of placing building material like cement, gravel and sand outside shops. Similarly, the girl students, their parents and other people travelling on the road are greatly disturbed due to the narrow passage that also leads to Govt Girls High School, the biggest school in the area. Residents of the area said that earlier, the TMA had seized the material but the shopkeepers have encroached the places again by dumping building material in large quantity.

They demanded the TMA to take stern action against the shopkeepers who are creating problems for the pedestrians and motorists and causing traffic mess in the area.

When contacted, Tehsil Regulation Officer Rao Shafiqur Rehman assured removal of the encroachments at the earliest.

MISSING RETARDED MAN FOUND

AFTER THREE YEARS

A mentally-retarded man who went missing about three and half years ago has been found from Multan Cantt area.

According to the family sources, 35-year-old Sohail Raza, son of Master Muhammad Sharif (Late) had gone missing from his home located on Zia Road about three and half years ago. Sohail, who is mentally-retarded, could not be found despite hectic search by the family across the tehsil and nearby cities.

A couple days ago, Muhammad Akram Sial, an acquaintance of Sohail’s father informed the family about their son whom he saw in Multan Cantt area. The family immediately rushed there and after search, found Sohail at Nadirabad Railway Crossing on Sher-Shah Road.

The family was burst into joy after seeing their beloved after a long time.