Stone traders on strike against FBR `harassment`

SARGODHA: The Stone Traders Association in Sargodha has initiated an indefinite strike in protest against alleged harassment by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) targeting stone crusher owners through the registration of illegal cases.

President Rana Muhammad Irfan, General Secretary Haji Tahir Bashir, and Chairman Mirza Rizwan Baig condemned, what they called, the FBR`s recent actions and threatened further action if the alleged harassment does not cease within the next three days.

FOUND DEAD: The remains of Ali Haider, four-year-old boy, who had gone missing two weeks ago, were discovered in nearby bamboo fields in the Mela police jurisdiction.

The child had reportedly been kidnapped and brutally murdered, with the body discarded after being dismembered.

The Mela police, upon receiving the missing child report, initiated an investigation, includinggeo-fencing, CCTV camera scrutiny, and underwater searches.

The canal passing near the house was also searched by divers and 12 people were investigated on the complaint of the heirs. DPO Sargodha Mohammad Faisal Kamran is overseeing the investigation.

RAPE: TheAta Shaheed police in Sargodha has arrested a suspect for raping a sixyearold boy.

Formal legal proceedings have been initiated against the arrested man.

FLIP-FLOPPERS: The Sargodha police are cracking down on candidates who announced quitting politics after May 9 in `press conferences` but later returned to the political arena after the election schedule announcement.

A police official, speaking anonymously, revealed that lists of such candidates from the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf are being compiled for appropriate action. Many of these peoples, who initially distanced themselves from politics, have now submitted nomination papers from various constituencies.

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