Rally against kidnapping of nazim
GUJRANWALA, July 18 2006: Residents of People’s Colony blocked GT Road on July 17 in protest against the kidnapping of the union council nazim and his driver. The protesters said UC nazim Liaquat Ali Mehr was on his way home when some unidentified people kidnapped him along with driver Karamatullah. They said the police had failed to recover them despite the lapse of 20 days. The protesters, led by naib nazim Jamil Ahmad Kamboh and councillors Basharat Ali, Shahzad and Mukhtar (the nazim’s brother) paraded on various roads and reached Gondlanwala Chowk where they chanted slogans against the police. Traffic remained suspended for an hour.
Later, they reached the DPO office where senior police officers assured them that the nazim and his driver would be recovered soon. After this assurance, the protesters dispersed peacefully. The police said the car of the nazim was recovered from Pindi Bhattian.