HAFIZABAD/GUJRANWALA/KASUR-Local citizens have called upon the traffic police to prevent rash driving by teenage bikers who cause most of the road mishaps as over 150 people were injured in such accidents during Eid days According to rescue sources, more than 150 men and women were injured involving 52 bike accidents during Eid days. These bikes were driven by teenagers. Moreover, irresponsible behaviour of the unlicensed youth should be checked by taking strict action against them. It is pity that youth take to busy roads and streets, disrupt traffic and violate all traffic rules in the presence of traffic police and endanger their own lives as well as lives of pedestrians, they said.

Although traffic cops remained standing or resting on chairs near the Fawara Chowk and other busy roads but they never bothered to check teenagers driving bikes which is deplorable. In Gujranwala, at least four passengers died while 10 others were injured in a road accident here at G.T Road Rahwali Gujranwala. A group of youngsters after having a trip of Muree were coming back to Lahore when near Rahwali their Suzuki pickup got out of control and hit a tree. Resultantly, Mehmood, Abu Bakar, Afzal and Afzaal died on the spot while Moazam, Azhar, Babar, Yaseen and Anwar etc received serious injuries and were rushed to District Headquarters Hospital by Rescue 1122.

Likewise, four persons including a girl were killed in separate incidents occurred in different areas of the district. According to police, a man was clubbed to death by his son for not giving him cigarette in Bangla Kambwah area. The police said that the accused Mohsin alias Lari Maseeh demanded his father Sharif Maseeh, 55, a cigarette. The son got enraged on refusal and clubbed his father in head. As a result, Sharif sustained critical injuries and was shifted to Lahore General Hospital (LGH) where he died. The police arrested the accused and registered a case. In Kot Nank Singh, a man was killed and other got multiple injuries in a collision between a motorbike and car. According to police, two brothers - Ishtiaq Ali and Haider Ali - were on the way to Changa Manga on a motorbike when a car hit their motorbike head-on. As a result, both sustained critical injuries and were shifted to Lahore Jinnah Hospital where Ishtiaq Ali succumbed to his injuries. The Changa Manga Police impounded the car and started investigation. While in Nizampura, a girl was electrocuted after she touched an electric-motor. According to Rescue 1122, a 12-year-old girl identified as Fatima accidentally touched a faulty electric-motor in her house and got severe burns. On information, Rescue 1122 rushed to the spot but the girl already had died.