Ex-MNA’s car snatched at gunpoint

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City Reporter

Former member of the National Assembly and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) leader Asadullah Bhutto’s car was stolen at gunpoint near the Dow University of Health Science’s (DUHS) Ojha campus here on late Saturday night.

According to JI Sindh’s information secretary, Mujahid Channa, the JI leader’s driver, Murtaza Bhutto, was headed to the party’s provincial office, when at around 11.30pm armed men on five motorcycles intercepted him.

The perpetrators took the vehicle, bearing the number plate LEH 6218, and abducted the driver as well, Channa said.

He added that the robbers stole Murtaza’s mobile phone and cash and later released him near Saadi Town.

Channa further said that a complaint pertaining to the car theft has been lodged at Sachal Police Station. He mentioned that the stolen Corolla car was registered in Liaquat Baloch’s name.

Meanwhile, Asadullah condemned the incident and demanded of the provincial government to take effective measures to restore peace in the metropolis.

“Rising crime rate shows the Sindh government has left people at the mercy of outlaws,” he added.

PTI leader expresses gratitude to PM Imran for Ramzan Relief Package The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) MPA Bilal Ghaffar has expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Imran Khan for announcing Ramzan relief package under which the utility stores will sell food items at the subsidized rates.

Qureshi said the PM had announced a Rs8 billion relief package for the holy month of Ramzan in order to support the poor people.

He said a range of food items would be provided at the reduced rates to the people at the stores.

“The PTI government wants to provide maximum relief to the people but the government is forced to take tough decisions because of the previous rulers who left the economy in a bad shape after plundering it,” he observed.

He praised the PTI government’s practical steps to provide relief to the people who had been hard hit by the inflation in the month of Ramzan.

He said it was also incumbent on the provincial government of Sindh to control the food price inflation.

Bilal added that after the 18th Constitutional Amendment the provincial governments had been made responsible to control the food prices.

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