TOBA TEK SINGH: Both drivers died in a head-on collision of two trucks in Faisalabad on Tuesday at Adda Chak 426-GB on Satiana-Tandlianwala Road.
Rescue 1122 reported both drivers died when they were being shifted to the Tandlianwala THQ Hospital. One of them was identified as Ghulam Muhayyuddin of Sargodha, while the other was still unidentified.
Also, pedestrian Zain Shehzad died after he was hit by a tyre which separated from a running motorcycle rickshaw at Faisalabad near Sitara Valley locality on Sheikhupura Road.
Also in Faisalabad, a truck driver was shot dead by robbers near Meesaqul Mall on Sheikhupura Road.
Rescue 1122 said two gunmen intercepted the truck driver, but he sped away, and they opened indiscriminate fire on the truck. Driver Samar Abbas was from Chiniot.
In Faisalabad’s Tandlianwala city, dacoits injured a truck driver who did not stop the truck when they intercepted him. He was identified as Zawar Hussain and was admitted to the THQ hospital.
FOOD SECURITY: The Islamic Organisation for Food Security (IOFS) delegation, consisting of Ambassador Daulet Yemberdiyev and Director General Prof Yerlan A. Baidauket, called on University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan on Tuesday and discussed setting up Islamic Organisation Centre for Food Security at the UAF.
The proposed project is meant to combat food insecurity challenges and feed the ever-increasing population.
The delegation also visited the Centre for Advanced Studies in Agriculture and Food Security, the Centre for Agriculture Biochemistry and Biotechnology, and the main library. Daulet Yemberdiyev said that at present, IOFS is comprised of 37 countries out of 57 OIC states.
He said the UAF had proven its mettle across the globe in agriculture and hoped that in Pakistan, the IOFS centre can be set up at the UAF.
Prof Yerlan A Baidauket said they were focusing on the provision of expertise and technical knowledge to member states on various aspects of sustainable agriculture, rural development, food security, and biotechnology.
He said they were meant to coordinate, formulate and implement common agricultural policies, such as the exchange and transfer of appropriate technology and public food management systems.