OKARA: The City Renala Khurd police recovered within 24 hours a one-year-old baby girl who was kidnapped by two suspects.
According to the first information report (FIR), the father of the girl, Farooq Ali, along with family was asleep at his home at Chak 20/2-L when the suspect, identified as Suleman, a resident of Moor Khunda of district Nankana, along with another armed suspect broke into the house at midnight.
Both the suspects kidnapped Farooq`s one-year-old daughter, Laiba, and escaped towards the GT Road on a motorcycle. Farooq registered a complaint with the Renala Khurd City police.
District Police Officer Muhammad Hasan Iqbal took notice of the incident and sent a team, headed by DSP Inamul Haq, to recover the kidnapped baby.
The team recovered the minor Laiba from Lahore and arrested the suspects. Later, the baby was handed over to her parents.
UO: Newly-appointed vice chancellor of the University of Okara (UO), Dr Muhammad Wajid, in his first interactive session with the administrative staff and faculty, announced to launch new market-oriented academic programmes, based on the needs of the local community.
`We will focus on preparing our students for the modern job market while inculcating a sense of civic responsibility among them.
The VC said the university would be run purely on the ideals of merit and honesty as envisaged in its Act and service statutes. For the promotion of the university and the area in the fields of education, he added, the local communities would be engaged through awareness campaigns on issues of public health and societal development under the university`s Community Outreach Programme.
The VC declared to build facilities and promote a research culture in the areas of hsheries, sericulture and apiculture.
At the end of the meeting, a walk was held as a part of the anti-dengue drive of the university.