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Medical store owners observe strike

Medical store owners observe strike

BAHAWALPUR: Owners of medical stores observed a complete shutter down strike and blocked the main Circular Road for some six hours on Thursday to protest the submerging of their shops with sewage outside the Bahawal Victoria Hospital (BVH).

The sewage from the choked underground sewerage lines accumulated on the roads, affecting badly their business for about a fortnight.

Shopkeepers of a plaza on the Circular Road also protested separately against the accumulation of sewage around their business place.

The demonstrators raised slogans against the local administration and burnt tyres to protest against the apathy of the tehsil municipal administration and the district administration.




Attendants of patients had to face lots of problems in making available medicines due to the closure of medical stores for almost the whole day.

REVIEWED: A conference of Bahawalpur range DPOs reviewed on Thursday the law and order situation with particular reference to intensify the security of foreigners, especially the Chinese, working and residing in the three districts of Bahawalpur.

The conference, which reviewed the implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) and crime situation in the range, was chaired by Regional Police Officer Ehsan Sadiq.

DPOs of Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Rahim Yar Khan and other subordinate police officials were also present.

The RPO directed the police officials to beef up the security around sensitive places like important government installations, railway tracks, bus stands, schools, churches and imambargahs.

He said that ASIs, who were recently designated the duty of police victims response officers (PVROs) in police stations, should play their due role while masahillati committees in mohallas should also be revived.

Giving an analytical description of the crime statistics in the range, he directed the DPO to ensure the registration of cases.

He said the arrest of absconders should be the top priority to control crime in the range.

Published in Dawn, June 19th, 2015

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