Prayer leader behind bars for murdering student – 26 May 2023


SARGODHA: Additional District and Sessions Judge Chaudhry Naveed Akhtar delivered the verdict in a case involving the abduction and murder of an 11-year-old student in Shahpur.

The convict was sentenced to 25 years of rigorous imprisonment.

Furthermore, the court ordered the convict to provide compensation to the heirs of the deceased boy, Haider Ali.

Investigations revealed that Abu Bakr Siddique, the prayer leader of the mosque in Shahpur, held a grudge against Ali`s father. This animosity led to the abduction and brutal murder of Ali, who was a fifth-grade student in 2021.

The Shahpur Saddar police registered a case of kidnapping and murder against the mosque`sprayer leader, resulting in his subsequent arrest.

The convict was found guilty and handed a 25-year prison term under Section 302 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) for murder, in addition to another 25-year sentence under Section 365 of the PPC for kidnapping.

SPECIAL NEEDS: The University of Sargodha, in collaboration with the Special Education Department of Sargodha, organised an exhibition titled `Fragrances of Special Students` at the Zubeida Agha Art Gallery.

The event aimed to showcase the artistic and creative skills of special children by providing them a platform to express themselves through art.

The exhibition featured artworks created by special children from the Government Special Education Centre of Sargodha. Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Ilyas Tariq praised for the talents displayed by the children and commended their artworks.

He emphasised that children with special needs are an integral part of society and serveas beacons of courage and resilience, which is a source of pride for all.

Through special education and training, these children can become active members of society. They are not a burden, but it is crucial to develop and highlight their skills, enabling them to contribute to the society`s progress.

Prof Ilyas further emphasised that as responsible citizens, it is our duty to support and empower these children, allowing them to reach their full potential and integrate into mainstream society. He assured that the University of Sargodha will continue to actively contribute to the welfare of special children and provide necessary facilities.

FEE ROW: Private school owners have rejected the proposal for summer vacations in schools starting from June 6.

They demanded that the government implement a system where fees for male and female students in private educational institutions are paid after the 10th of each month.

Furthermore, they havesuggested that vaccinations for students in private educational institutions be announced from June is.

However, the government has issued instructions to enforce the summer holidays from June 6. In response, private educational institutions have already begun sending notices to parents, requesting payment of three months` lump sum fees.

The Education Department has advised private school owners to collect monthly fees instead of lump sum payments.

ROADS: The Punjab government has issued instructions to allocate more than Rs10 billion in the upcoming budget for the purpose of carpeting the link roads connected to the motorway across the province, including Sargodha.

A feasibility report would be prepared to assess the requirements for carpeting these link roads, ensuring the completion of the roads in Sargodha, starting from Sial Mor on Sargodha Road to Bhalwal, as well as from Kot Momin Interchange to Kot Momin City.

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