On Tuesday at 672/13 GB, two teachers and a headmistress were suspended from their jobs for allegedly pushing girls to cook and sell biryani.
The complaint that pupils at Pirmahal government girls high school 672/13 GB were compelled to cook and sell biryani by the teaching staff was taken seriously by Deputy Commissioner Umer Javed. District Education Authority CEO Muhammad Zulfiqar removed headmistress Razia Manzoor and two teachers, Umme Kalsoom and Rukhsana Ramzan, from duty on the DC’s orders.
They’ve been served with show-cause notices with a seven-day deadline to respond.
ACCIDENT: A young man and his sister were killed after a bus collided with their motorcycle near Gojra on the Gojra-Faisalabad Road on Tuesday evening.
Gulfam Nazir and his sister Farzana Bibi were riding their bikes to Chak 338 JB, according to police. A Multan-bound bus collided with the two-wheeler near Adda Dawakhri, and both were critically injured and died on the scene. The bus driver was able to flee, but the vehicle was detained by the police.
On Tuesday, villagers in Chak 158 GB Boorrewal, Chak Jhumra (Faisalabad) caught a thief red-handed and beat him up.
He was afterwards handed up to the police. Muhammad Riaz was identified as the perpetrator, although his two accomplices managed to flee.
A bus ploughed over a motorcycle on the Faisalabad-Multan Road near Adda Jehangir Morr toll plaza on Tuesday, killing his minor nephew who was riding with him on the two-wheeler. The rider was critically injured.
Usman Sarwar, a six-year-old boy, was killed, while his uncle Hassan Ali, a 28-year-old man, was taken to DHQ hospital.
The seventh Punjabi literary festival, “Lyallpur Punjabi Sulaikh Mela,” will take place in Faisalabad on February 26 and 27.
According to a news release, this year’s festival honours the 300th birthday of Baba Waris Shah, a prominent Punjabi philosopher and poet (1722-2022).
The festival is organised by Punjabi Lehar, Lyallpur Literary Council, Lyallpur Young Historians Club, and Faisalabad Arts Council in partnership with Punjabi Lehar, Punjabi Lehar, Lyallpur Literary Council, Lyallpur Young Historians Club, and Faisalabad Arts Council.
‘Heer Waris Shah’ will open the festival. Punjabi folk melodies, mystics’ poetry, Bangra, Jhoomar, and Punjabi theatre will be included on the first day.
Sessions on Sufi heritage in Punjab, the socio-political function of languages and language movements, Punjabi organisations and their activities, Progressive Movements in Lyallpur, and Kahani Darbar, where writers will read their short stories to the audience, will be held on the last day.
A Punjabi Mushaira will round up the day.