FAISALABAD   -   The residents of Faisalabad have sent two more trucks of food and other items to flood-hit areas for flood-stricken people. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Imran Hamid Sheikh dis­patched these trucks, which were loaded with tents, beds, food items, ready-made suits for men, women and children, shoes, copies for school chil­dren, books, school bags, medi­cines and other goods. 

Speaking on this occasion, the DC said that the relief items were collected and donated by All Pakistan Private Schools Al­liance and Supermarket to help the flood affectees. 

He also checked quality of relief items and appreciated the contribution of private school alliance. Chairman Pri­vate Schools Alliance Sadaqat Hussain Lodhi, District Emer­gency Operational Centre In-charge Muhammad Sadiq, Sha­hid Mumtaz Bajwa and others were also present.


District administration has in­creased sales points up to 16 in the city to provide flour on sub­sidised rates to the general pub­lic. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Imran Hamid Sheikh said here on Sunday that earlier 14 points were designated for sale of flour bags on subsidized rates. Now two more points were designat­ed in Waris Pura and Iron Mar­ket where flour loaded trucks would be available for purchase of subsidised flour. 

He said that 10 kilogram flour bag would be available at Rs490 and 25,641 bags of flour were sold out from these trucks so far in Faisalabad. 

Flour bags were also supplied to more than 1,000 notified shops for people convenience.


Railway police claimed on Sun­day to have arrested a man for stealing a part of signal. Addi­tional SHO Railways police Rana Abdul Jabbar said that horizon­tal spool was stolen from railway track on September 13, due to which, the system of railway sig­nal became dysfunctional which caused a great deal of difficulties in regulating trains movement. 

The police after a thorough investigation succeeded in trac­ing out and arresting the ac­cused identified as Rashid. The PR police have also recovered the spool. Further investigation was underway.