Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Sunflower seed short in Sialkot

SIALKOT: Sunflower seed short in Sialkot

By Our Correspondent

SIALKOT, Feb 9: Farmers have expressed grave concern over the shortage of sunflower seeds in Sialkot district. Talking to newsmen here on Monday , Punjab Farmers Rights Protection Forum chairman Mirza Ehsan Baig said that the dealers had created an artificial shortage of sunflower seeds in Sialkot, Daska, Bhopalwala, Sambrial, Uggoki, Pasrur, Chowinda and Badiana.

As a result, hundreds of farmers could not cultivate sunflower in their fields. Mr Baig said that the target of sunflower crop cultivation in Sialkot district would not be achieved. He urged the provincial and district governments to take effective measures in this regard.

SHOT DEAD: A boy was killed while another was injured by the firing of a youth on the wedding of a landlord in Kotli Baarey Khan village (Shakargarh tehsil) on Sunday night.

Police said that during Rasm-i-Hina of landlord Mubashar Khan Asif Khan opened firing in the air. Some stray bullets hit Asad Ali, 12, and Mehtab Khan, 13. Asad died on the spot, while Mehtab was admitted to a Shakargarh hospital where his condition was stated to be critical. Noorkot police registered a case with no arrest.

BODY STORED: No family member came to receive the body of Qaisara Bibi and the Edhi Foundation has kept it at the mortuary of Sialkot DHQ Hospital.

Qaisara, 23, was shot dead by her father and four brothers on Saturday when she attempted to save the lives of her uncle Shafiq and his wife Shamim Bibi. Khaliq and his sons Kamran, Rashid, Zaheer and Nasir later killed Shafiq and his wife over a property dispute in Bagh locality of Sialkot. Kotwali police have yet to arrest the killers.

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