Hafizabad: 20 charged with water theft
HAFIZABAD: Pindi Bhattian Assistant Commissioner Sh Khalid Saleem has caught red-handed 20 farmers pilfering irrigation water from different water courses/ distributaries in the Pindi Bhattian Tehsil.
Twenty separate cases have been registered against Younis, Akbar of Beemianwala, Syed Amir Ali Shah, Haider Shah, Sajjad Shah, Qamar, Zafar, Ashiq Hussain, Qaiser, Ansar of Wallleki, Ghulam Abbas of Shahana, Ghulam Abbas of Pir kamal, Imdad, Sharif, Saif Ullah of Sakhi, Haji Nasir, Inam, Adnan of Hazari, Zafar of Kot Khushahal.
He warned the pilferers against the water theft, says that he would not show any leniency towards them. He also warned people involved in water theft to desist from the bad habit and should not deprive the farmers of their due rights located at the tail-ends of distributaries.