Court declares N Faisalabad leaders POs

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Staff Reporter

A civil court in Faisalabad on Thursday declared local Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders including Talal Chaudhry, Haji Akram Ansari, Rao Kashif Raheem, Ejaz Virk, Shafeeq Ahmed Gujjar, Mian Qasim Farooq and others as ‘proclaimed offenders’ (POs) in a case dating back to 2019.

The court also issued non-bailable arrest warrants for the suspects besides ordering blocking of their national identity cards (NICs).

These leaders had addressed a public gathering in Faisalabad in 2019 following which the police had registered cases against them. But they did not cooperate with the police in the investigation, nor did they attend the court hearings due to which the court had to give these orders.

Meanwhile, a woman, said to be mother of two, was set on fire and consequently suffered burns on 80 percent of her body early on Thursday. The police said the incident took place over a property dispute in Mailsi tehsil of Vehari.

According to police sources, a land mafia barged into the 80-marla plot of local labour and tried to encroach it. When resisted, the fight followed which saw 12 men injured on both sides.

However, the alleged mafia drenched the resident 35-year-old wife of the labour in petrol and set her on fire right before her children and family.

The woman’s body burned horrifically up to 80 per cent. The local hospital referred her to Burn Centre Nishtar Hospital Multan after initial aid.

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