Man burns wife in acid attackArchive
BAHAWALPUR: A woman was seriously burnt on Wednesday in an alleged acid attack by her husband at Head Rajkan village, Yazman, about 50km from here.
According to police, Azam Bakhsh of Liaqatabad Colony had some dispute with his wife Ghufran Bibi. Bakhsh, abetted by his younger brother, Muhammad Sadiq, threw acid on his wife who suffered serious burns. She was rushed to Bahawal Victoria Hospital (BVH) where her condition was stated to be serious.
Police claim to have arrested the suspects.
ROBBED: Two robbers looted jewellery worth hundreds of thousands of rupees from a gold shop in Machli Bazaar.
Goldsmith Javed told police that his servant, Aslam, had just opened his shop in the morning when two armed men reached there and forced him to open safe and jewellery showcases. They took away 38-tola gold ornaments.
The Kotwali police have registered the case.
PROTEST: The employees of the Multan Electric Power Company (Mepco) held a strike at the Wapda Complex and took to the streets against the government’s decision to privatise Mepco.
The employees locked the offices, including those of sub-engineer, EXENs and sub-divisional officers, and held a meeting on the premises of complex. They demanded the federal government withdraw the decision of Mepco’s privatisation.
Later, the protesters held a procession on the Baghdad Road. Raising slogans against the government, they reached the Farid Gate where they staged a sit-in.
PROMOTED: The Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB) promoted 46 employees, including administrative officers, stenographers and laboratory assistants.
Vice Chancellor Qaisar Mushtaq distributed promotion letters among the promoted employees in a function.
Meanwhile, the university’s selection board completed interviews of 57 candidates for 18 vacancies of assistant professors in different departments.
CONTEST: An English declamation contest was held at the Sadiq Public School in which Hammad Ali Rana and Zamal Shehzad were adjudged first while Amna Hasan and Dua second and third, respectively.
School Principal Nauman Ahmed Qureshi gave away prizes to the winners.
Published in Dawn, May 14th, 2015
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