Two girls burnt in acid attack
Multan: An unidentified assailant threw acid on two young girls in Haveli Naseer Khan, Lodhran on Saturday night. The girls were the daughters of a local farmer, Allah Ditta.
Majida and Zainab were asleep at home when they were attacked. They sustained serious burns and were admitted to Bahawal Victoria Hospital, Bahawalpur. Police registered a case and said that acid dealers were being interrogated to locate the culprit. In an incident on July 24, Bilal, 20, threw acid on eight sisters while they were sleeping in their home in Chak No.113/10-R (Jehanian), some 40 km southeast of Multan. Three of the girls were severely burnt. Bilal attacked the girls because he had been reprimanded earlier by their father for teasing them. On July 17, Bahawalpur lady councillor Shagufta Arshad died of severe burns after her husband threw acid on her and their four children on July 4 in Bahawalpur.
Two clerics arrested for violating Amplifier Act: Police registered cases against four clerics and arrested Madarsah Qasim-ul-aloom incharge Maulana Abul Qasim and Maulana Abdullah under the Amplifier Act on Sunday.
Multan district nazim Pir Riaz Hussain Qureshi asked the police to refrain from arresting clerics violating loudspeaker and amplifier restrictions. While presiding over a District Peace Committee meeting, he urged the Ulema to abide by the law and avoid the abuse of loudspeakers so that police would not arrest them. DPO Hamid Mukhtar Gondal said at least 60 imams had been booked for violating the act.
Five clerics were granted pre-arrest bails from the courts. According to the Amplifier Act, loudspeakers can only be used for Azan and Friday sermons. The government has booked more than 300 religious scholars, ulema, khatib and imams. staff report