Faisalabad cops sent to help SAARC summit security
FAISALABAD: At least 265 police officials have left from various parts of the district for Islamabad as part of tight security measures the government is taking for the upcoming summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), police sources told Daily Times on Thursday.
Sources said the 265-strong force led by Superintendent of Saddar Police Osama Mumtaz would include Deputy Superintendents Sheikh Naeem, Ameer Awais Niaz, Ijaz Zaman and Rana Masroor, five inspectors, 10 sub-inspectors, 15 assistant sub-inspectors, 30 head constables and 200 constables. The district’s Traffic Police have also contributed of its own officials to the capital to provide backup.
Students charged with aerial firing: Six university students were charged with aerial firing on the campus on Thursday, Gulberg Police sources said.
Police sources said when a crowd of students forced their way into the Government College University campus, where some of the students fired shots into the air when they were asked to leave. The police registered a case against six students, but made no arrests.
Second Kisan Convention: The Agriculture University in Faisalabad will organise the second Kisan Convention to be held on January 17. The convention will be held at the Iqbal Auditorium where Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi will be the chief guest. Several progressive farmers will also participate.
Annual elections: The annual elections of the Agriculture University’s Academic Staff Association have been set for January 10. Agri Economics and Rural Sociology Department Dean Dr Bashir Ahmed has been appointed the election commissioner.