The district administration has sealed one of the biggest cattle market of South Punjab, located in Mauza Samorana. The market was sealed after a dispute that took lives of two people and caused injury to six people on Saturday night.
Nadeem Irshad Kayani—the Multan Division Commissioner took notice of the incident and instructed the officials to seal the cattle market on an immediate basis.
Mudassir Riaz—the Multan Deputy Commissioner said that the two groups involved in fight were both claiming their rights on a twelve marla piece of land. Late on Saturday night, an argument broke out between the two groups in which two people died and six others got injured.
After the injured people were shifted to Nishtar hospital, many individuals belonging to both the parties reached the emergency ward and started creating a mess at the hospital by breaking windows and furniture provided at the hospital facility. These individuals also pushed the injured men of their rivals’ group to the ground.
Riaz added that the culprits involved of both the parties had been arrested. He informed further that police teams are currently engaged in conducting raids for arresting the other involved individuals.
Security has been put on high alert for controlling any situation at the hospital. Officials have been instructed to take any needed action without discrimination against the ones responsible.
The Multan commissioner has also instructed for the CCTV security cameras to be fixed in all the cattle markets immediately. He also gave instructions to the concerned officials for submitting a detailed inquiry report on the matter. He added that strict legal action would be taken against the culprits.
The deceased individuals were identified as Azhar—35 years of age and Abdul Jabbar Dogar—30 years of age.
With Eid Ul Azha being so near, the closure of the biggest cattle market of South Punjab would effect the business of sacrifical animals and would put both the buyers and seller in a tough spot.
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