Yasmin Rashid pays surprise visit to THQ Hospital Burewala

Yasmin Rashid visited different sections of the hospital and expressed annoyance over unavailability medicine. She also reviewed medical facilities being provided to patients at various wards of the hospital.

The Minister asked the administration to provide maximum possible facilities to patients coming to hospitals as Punjab government was committed to take revolutionary steps for the promotion of health sector.

Six SHOs among 10 cops suspended for poor performance

BUREWALA: Vehari District Police Officer Saqib Sultan Al-Mahmood suspended 10 policemen, including six station house officers (SHOs), on the charges of poor performance and bribery here on Thursday. Those suspended are Sahuka police station SHO Abdul Hayee, Burewala Sadr police station SHO Nadir Khan Baloch, Gago Mandi police station SHO Chaudhry Abdul Sattar Gujjar, Vehari Sadr police station SHO Akhtar Hussain, Thingi police station SHO Zahoor Hussain, Tibba Sultanpur police station SHO Shamoon Joya and two assistant sub-inspectors (ASIs) of Fateh Shah and Machiwal police stations. The DPO said that there was no room for corrupt and negligent police officials in the Police Department.

Man stabs sister-in-law to death in Burewala

BUREWALA: A person stabbed his sister-in-law to death and escaped the scene on Sunday.

According to police, the accused, hailing from Anwar Town of Burewala, exchanged harsh words with the victim.

The verbal clash turned violent and the culprit stabbed his sister-in-law with a sharp-edged knife.

The accused immediately fled the scene after committing the murder.

The body was shifted to a hospital for medico-legal formalities and the police have initiated raids after registering a case against the accused.

Vehari seats equally shared by PML-N. PTI

BUREWALA   – The returning officers have announced final results of all the 4 national and 8 provincial seats of Vehari on Thursday.

In NA-162, PML-N’s Chaudhry Faqeer Ahmad won the election by getting 81,956 votes while the runner-up independent candidate  Ayesha Nazir Jatt got 64,766 and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Khalid Mahmood Chohan got 58,602 votes.

In NA-163, PML-N’s Syed Sajid Mehdi won the contest by getting 70325 votes, Pakistan Tehrike Insaf South Punjab President Muhammad Ishaq Khan Khakwani got 56873 and Independent candidate Arifa Nazir Jat got 29243.

In NA-164, PTI candidate Tahir Iqbal won the fight by getting 82,084 votes and defeated PML-N leaders Tehmina Doltana who got 68,198 votes. Former agriculture minister Punjab Naeem Akhter Khan Bhabha got 32,312 votes and Rana Sagheer Guduu got 25,406 votes as independents.

In NA-165, PTI’s Barrister Orangzeb Khan Khichi won the election by securing 99,287 and defeated PML-N seasoned politician Saeed Ahmed who got 65,536.

Similarly, provincial assembly’s 8 seats were also shared by PML-N and PTI. In PP-PP-229 Vehari I, PML-N’s Muhammad Yousaf Kaseliya won by getting 40,421, Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf Hamayon Fareed Chishti got 26,309 votes.

In PP-230 Vehari II, PML-N’s Sardar Khalid Dogar won by getting 36,916 while his opponent PTI Khalid Nisar Dogar got 32,907 votes, In PP-231 Vehari III, Irfan Aqeel Daultana of PML-N won by getting 17,110 votes and the runner-up Ishaq Khan Khakwani of PTI got 16,201 votes.

In PP-232 Vehari IV, Ijaz Hussain of PTI got 27,284 while the runner up of PML-N Bilal akber Bhatti 25,499 votes.

In PP-233 Vehari V, Rai Zahoor Kharal of PTI got 35,007 and defeated Saeed Ahmed Manais who got 24,923 votes as independent. In PP-234 Vehari VI, Mian Saqib Khurshid of PML-N got 37,953 votes and defeated Zahid Iqbal of PTI who got 34,528 votes.

32 beds added to THQ Hospital Burewala

BUREWALA-The district administration has inaugurated the first floor of the THQ Hospital’s building consisting of 32 beds for surgical patients.
It ordered the building department to hand over the first floor within 10 days to the hospital management. Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Burewala was upgraded to 150 beds and its building was under construction. The government of the Punjab released funds but the under-construction building could not complete even after seven years. Lately due to induction of the hospital in the Punjab government plan, it was taken up by the Infrastructure Development Authority of the Punjab (IDAP). Under the plan, THQ Hospital is being revamped by the Punjab government to improve the infrastructure and provide modern equipments in these trauma centres.
Meanwhile, due to construction work doctors and patients are facing great difficulties. The administration on the protest of civil society took notice and ordered the building department to hand over the new building’s ground floor to the hospital administration. As a result, it inaugurated the new building which will increase the number of beds to 92 in the hospital, the deputy commissioner said.
Medical Superintendent Dr Amjad Shakeel said that the hospital had started night shift in outdoor for general medical, dental and gynecology patients and dispensary will also made operation in the night. THQ Burewala is the second hospital in the province to start night shift with three doctors, the DC said. He also visited the newly revamped OPD and under-construction morgue.

Assistant Commissioner Rao Tasleem Akhtar, Chief Officer Health Dr Shoaib Gormani, Anjuman Tajraan President Jameel Bhatti, Deputy Medical Superintendent Dr Imran Bhatti, cardiologist Asif Ali, Dr Iqbal, ENT Specialist Khalid Mehmood and others were also present.


Three-day Flower Show From March 29

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BUREWALA: In connection with Jashan-e-Baharan celebrations, the Municipal Committee Burewala is organizing a three-day annual flower show on March 29 here at Quaid-i-Azam Stadium.

Various public and private institutions will set up their stalls where flowers of rare kinds will be put on display.

Chairman Municipal Committee Ch Muhammad Aashiq Arain and Assistant Commissioner Rao Tasleem Akhtar said all arrangements were being finalized in this regard.

They said colourful recreational programmes, tableau, national songs and food streets would be the part of Jashan-e-Baharan. The winners of flower stalls would be awarded prizes. Foolproof security arrangements would be made on the occasion.

Man guns down nephew, injures son over domestic dispute

BUREWALAA man gunned down his nephew and injured son over a domestic dispute in Burewala on Monday.

Police said that the accused, after an exchange of hot words with family members, opened indiscriminate fire at them. As a result of the firing, the nephew of the accused was killed on the spot while his son sustained bullet wounds.

The body and injured were shifted to hospital for medico-legal formalities.

Police arrested the accused with the murder weapon and after registering a case against him have started investigations.

Train runs over two brothers in Burewala

BUREWALA: Two brothers were crushed to death under the wheels of a train in a nearby locality on Saturday.

According to the police, Muhammad Abbas and his brother Akhtar Hussain, residents of Chak 327/EB were crossing an unmanned railway crossing on a motorcycle when the Lahore bound Farid Express hit them. Both the brother died on the spot.

The ill-fated brothers were on their way to a marriage function in Adda Zaheer Nagar Chak 441/EB.

Rescue 1122 volunteers rushed to the spot and shifted the bodies to the THQ hospital Burewala.

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif visited Burewala

Shehbaz Sharif  inaugurated different projects completed with a cost of billions of rupees besides laying the foundation stones of a number of development projects

BUREWALA – Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, alluding to PTI Chairman Imran Khan and PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari, said liars would be defeated in the upcoming general elections.

“Khan and Zardari did nothing for their provinces; they can’t even face the people of their respective provinces,” he said, adding they just wanted to halt progress in the Punjab through strikes and sit-ins.

Addressing a public rally at Burewala, Shehbaz Sharif said Zardari should bring back the wealth looted by him from the country instead of accusing other leaders of corruption. “If we get a chance, we will turn Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta into Lahore,” he claimed.

Referring to PML-N’s victory in NA-154 by-polls, the chief minister said Jahangir Tareen had spent billions of rupees on his son’s election campaign.

Shehbaz said the government had fulfilled its promises and the country would no longer face power outages. He said the government had built roads in rural areas to facilitate the people. He promised to provide better medical facilities for the rural areas of the province. “There is an under-construction hospital in Burewala. CT scan machines are being installed in all the hospitals of the Punjab,” he affirmed.

Shehbaz also promised University of Agriculture, Burewala sub-campus, would be made a full agriculture university. He announced the construction of a bridge on the River Sutlej from Burewala to Chishtian. He also announced to make Gaggoo Mandi a new tehsil out of Burewala and set up a medical college at Vehari.

Earlier, before reaching the meeting venue, the chief minister inaugurated several education, infrastructure, health, sports and agriculture projects worth billions of rupees in Vehari, Burewala and Mailsi. He also inaugurated an e-library at Vehari’s sports stadium, a special education centre, slow learners’ institute, Rescue 1122 service in Burewala, a mobile health unit in Vehari and upgrade of the DHQ hospital to a 300-bed facility. Shehbaz Sharif inaugurated different projects completed with billions of rupees. He also laid the foundation-stones of a number of development projects.

He said the PML-N government had fulfilled its promise to overcome the energy crisis, adding due to their continued efforts, loadshedding was over now. The federal and the Punjab governments had jointly set up electricity projects of thousands of megawatts besides completing energy projects under the CPEC. During the next summer season, rooms would be cold, trade and economic activities would be in full swing and agriculture sector would also be having good productivity, he claimed.

“Imran Khan who is the king of liars had promised during the election campaign in 2013 that they would produce electricity in KP and supply it to the entire Pakistan. After four and a half years, they have claimed generation of 74 megawatts. Khan Sahib, please tell the people where your generated electricity is. I advise Niazi Sahib to stop lying and go home because politics is beyond your capacity and potential. Khan Sahib also said they would not go for metro bus project and the money would be spent on developing institutions like schools, colleges and hospitals. When dengue attacked Peshawar, they had no treatment arrangements and he himself hid in mountains to avoid a dengue attack. We sent medical teams, mobile hospitals and medicines from Punjab to Peshawar to control dengue while Khan Sahib was found nowhere as he had gone to Nathia Gali. Contrary to it, when dengue attacked Lahore in 2011, we fully countered and eliminated it,” the CM said.

Strongly criticising Asif Ali Zardari, Shehbaz Sharif said: “He claims to bring back the looted money. I advise him to return the poor people’s money which he has looted. Otherwise, we will bring it back after winning the 2018 elections and spend the same on the welfare of the masses. They have ruined Karachi as there is garbage everywhere and broken roads are adding a lot to the people’s miseries. Since both Khan and Zardari could not do anything for their people in their respective provinces, they are unable to face them and come to the Punjab to threaten us with strikes. Khan staged his first sit-in in Islamabad in 2014 when the Chinese president was scheduled to visit Pakistan for signing agreements in September 2014, but due to stubbornness of Khan Sahib, this visit was postponed. This kind of attitude of Khan is tantamount to enmity to the nation. Zardari and Niazi Sahib have shattered the dreams of the poor people by creating hurdles in development projects and now people will hold their accountability,” the Punjab CM reiterated.

“If PML-N wins the 2018 elections, we will bring other cities at par with Lahore with regard to development, the chief minister said, adding the Punjab government had brought revolution in the health sector. CT scanners are being installed in all the DHQ hospitals to provide round-the-clock facility.

Talking about different steps for the development of the agriculture sector, the chief minister said fertilizers were being provided at half the price jointly by the federal and Punjab governments. “The Punjab government is providing billions of rupees as subsidy for running tube-wells. It is for the first time that interest-free loans are being provided to small farmers. Moreover, 300,000 deserving students of low-income families are getting free quality education through PEEF. Interest-free loans up to Rs 50,000 are being given to needy youth under Chief Minister’s Self- Employment Scheme,” the CM concluded.