Police crack down on liquor peddlers

Dec 26, 2019

TOBA TEK SINGH: District Police Officer Waqar Shoaib Qureshi claims that strict arrangements had been made to prevent supply of liquor to Christian localities.

Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, he claimed that the city police late on Tuesday night stopped a car near municipal committee’s octroi post on Toba-Gojra Road and recovered 273 bottles of liquor filled in fake imported bottles.

He said police arrested Zahid Fareed Mughal, a resident of Faisalabad, who told officials during investigation that he was supposed to supply the liquor bottles to Christian localities in the district. Police also impounded his car, said the DPO who added that officials arrested more than 100 liquor sellers during a crackdown in the last three days and recovered hundreds of litres of liquor. More than one dozen distilleries were also unearthed, he said.

The DPO recalled the 2016 tragedy when many people lost their lives after consuming locally prepared liquor at Mubarakabad on Christmas.

He said police ensured security at the 72 churches and all people were allowed to go in through walk-through security gates.

LAND: A team of the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) and the revenue department led by Faisalabad ACE Deputy Director Imran Raza Abbasi on Wednesday retrieved land worth millions of rupees from illegal occupants in Pirmahal.

(Daily Dawn)