Polio drive postponed after threats
GUJRANWALA, Feb 7: A polio eradication campaign scheduled to be launched in the district from Feb 11 has been postponed by the health authorities after workers say they were hurled threats by some unidentified people, health authorities said on Thursday.
District Health Officer Dr Meh Jabeen says she and scores of health department had received threats from unidentified people for launching the campaign in the district. She did not specify the threats.
After weighing the threats and workers’ concerns, the department has postponed the drive in Gujranwala district.
DSP: A traffic deputy superintendent of police (DSP) has been issued a notice to vacate a public residence she has been residing in for the last years. DSP Farkhanda Kausar has been residing in a house owned by the Nandipur municipality for the last eight years, municipal sources say.
She denied the charge of illegally occupying the residence.
Additional District Collector Saleha Saeed has ordered her subordinates to get the house vacated from the DSP in three days. She said she had written to the accountant general of Punjab to deduct Rs137,000 from her salaries in heads of rent.