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‘Damaged spur to be repaired’

‘Damaged spur to be repaired’

TOBA TEK SINGH: Irrigation Chief Engineer Sheikh Muhammad Nawaz and Superintending Engineer Muhammad Asghar inspected on Saturday the spur near Jhallar Saglay in Kamalia on the complaints of erosion in the River Ravi.

Irrigation Executive Engineer Rashid Aziz briefed the two officials about the damage of the spur due to erosion. Officials also inspected the crops along the bank of Ravi in Chak 58/3-GB (Tukra).

The chief engineer told reporters that an emergent survey of erosion had been completed and the work would be started without any delay to protect the spur from further damage.

He said that new spurs would be constructed to save the crops and localities located near the River Ravi.

MOTORWAY PROJECT: The farmland in 14 villages of Pirmahal tehsil will be acquired for the construction of Lahore-Karachi Motorway (M-5) project.

This was stated by assistant commissioner Hafiz Muhammad Najeeb on Saturday in a meeting of the land acquisition committee held at Pirmahal.

The villages where farmlands will be acquired are: Kohal Wala, Chaks 319-GB, 320-GB, 321-GB, 322-GB, 323-GB, 689-GB, 690-GB, 691-GB, 692-GB, 693-GB, 695- GB, 696-GB and 697-GB.

Officials of the National Highway Authority informed the meeting that the compensation money, which would be paid to land owners, would soon be provided to the district government. Owners of the land also attended the meeting.

WOMAN CONFESSES CRIME: The wife turned out to be a murderer of her husband in Pirmahal.

Complainant Muhammad Asghar of Chak 665/6-GB had informed the Pirmahal police on Aug 18 that his brother Ghulam Rasool had been missing for over one year and that he might have been kidnapped by his wife Musarrat Bibi.

Police had registered a kidnapping case against Musarrat Bibi and her five accomplices.

Musarrat told police investigators that her husband had gone abroad for a job, but she failed to prove her claim. She confessed to her crime when police took her into custody on Saturday. She admitted that she had killed her husband with the help of her five accomplices and later thrown his body in an abandoned well outside her house in Plot B locality.

KILLED: A four-year-old girl was killed in an accident on Toba-Khikha Road near Chak 297-GB on Saturday.

Police said Bushra Maqsood was crossing the road near her house when a speeding van crushed her to death.

Published in Dawn, August 23rd, 2015

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