A colony of journalists will be built on 100 acres of land: SDA president

SARGODHA – Chairman of Sargodha Development Authority (SDA), Ch Mumtaz Akhtar Kahlon said on Sunday that the Punjab government is trying hard to provide the best living conditions for journalists.

He said so while addressing a delegation from the city’s electronic media club. He said the journalists’ colony would be built on 100 acres of land and plots would be given to journalists with easy installments. He said the housing colony was a longstanding request from local journalists that the government was taking action on.

He said that every journalist, cameraman, photographer and media worker in Sargodha would soon have their own home. He said land would soon be identified for the journalists’ colony and construction work would begin as soon as possible.

MPA Shamim Aftab was also present on the occasion.

MOTORCYCLIST KILLED IN ROAD ACCIDENT

A youth was killed in a road accident in the jurisdiction of Shahpur Sadr police station on Sunday.

Police said the accident happened on Khushab-Sargodha road in Moza Chah Koori, where a carelessly driving car hit a motorbike.

As a result, Muhammad Asghar (28) died at the scene from serious head injuries. The police transferred the body to a nearby hospital for the necessary legal formalities.

TWO MOTORCYCLE LIFT HELD

City police said on Sunday they arrested two people for allegedly stealing motorcycles and recovered 20 motorcycles from possession. The accused were identified as Ameer Hamza and Asif. The police returned the recovered bikes to the owners.

MUHAFIZ SQUAD PERFORMANCE REVIEWED

Muhafiz’s team seized 1,299 motorcycles without license plates, biometrically checked 4,390 people and registered 45 cases against drug traffickers in the district during the month of October. This was revealed during a meeting held at the DPO office here on Sunday with District Police Officer Muhammad Tariq Aziz under the chairmanship. The meeting was also informed that Muhafiz’s team provided rescue services to 334 people and arrested three gangs of robbers and smugglers during the same period.