MUZAFFARGARH: Dera Ghazi Khan Commissioner Liaquat Ali Chattha suspended from office Tehsildar Aftab Karim Qureshi and Patwaris Rana Muhammad Akram and Jaffar Hussain for their involvement in land fraud in Mauza Bet Maitla of Muzaffargarh.
Mr Chattha said the tax officials deliberately lost the mauza’s land transfer record. He ordered an investigation for land fraud at the request of Abdul Rashid Chandia of Bait Kabhar. The investigation concluded that the three tax officials were guilty of misconduct.
The commissioner said corrupt elements would not be tolerated in the DG Khan division. The investigator, Muzaffargarh ADCR, suggested a lesser sentence, but the commissioner said the applicant had suffered irreparable harm.
WHEAT SUPPLY: South Punjab Housing Secretary Javed Akhtar Mahmood has said that wheat supply in Muzaffargarh district will start on April 5 at the official price per maund of Rs 2,200.
He said this during a wheat supply meeting in Muzaffargarh. Deputy Commissioner Syed Musa Raza was also present.
Mr Mahmood said facilities should be provided to farmers at supply centers and bardana should be distributed on merit in line with government policy. Jute bags should be provided to farmers on a first-come, first-served basis without any discrimination. Complaints from farmers must be dealt with immediately.
The DC said a target of 130,000 metric tonnes of wheat has been set for which 17 centers are being set up while Pasco will buy wheat from Alipur and Jatoi tehsils. He said eight centers have been established in Muzaffargarh, six in Kot Addu and three in Chowk Sarwar Shaheed tehsils.
Committees have been established at district and tehsil levels for wheat supply.
FESTIVAL: The two-day spring festival, organized by the Multan district administration, ended on Friday, breaking the record for public participation.
The performances of singers Malik and Nadia Hashmi were appreciated by thousands of citizens. Cultural performances from different provinces were also presented on this occasion. Commissioner Dr Irshad Ahmed and RPO Javed presided over the ceremony. Deputy Commissioner Amir Karim Khan hosted the ceremony. Multan CPO Khurram Shehzad, PHA President Ejaz Janjua, Special Assistant Haji Javed Akhtar Ansari and other district officers and civil society were present on the occasion.
PAKISTAN RADIO: The foundation stone for the construction of a 200-seat auditorium and an elevator at Radio Pakistan, Multan, at a cost of Rs 40 million, was laid on Friday.
Posted in Dawn, April 2, 2022