Nawabshah: Biggest house robbery in Zardari’s hometown
NAWABSHAH: The biggest house robbery in the history of Nawabshah, the hometown of President Asif Ali Zardari, took place the other day, as a gang of five armed bandits decamped with gold ornaments, cash, mobile phones and other valuables worth Rs.15 million from the bungalow of Hindu industrialist Seth Jhaman Das. The police helpline was contacted continuously for an hour but no one attended the calls, Seth Jhaman Das told. He said five armed bandits barged into his bungalow located at posh area around 3.00 a.m. and remained there, making hostage all the inmates.
The dacoits took away 250 tola gold ornaments, Rs600, 000 cash, mobile phones, camera and other valuables. SSP Khalid Mustafa arrived at the place of incident and assured arresting the accused in three days along with looted things. Meanwhile, it has been announced that the Expanded Programme for Immunization, Sindh would launch anti-pneumonia drive across the province from November 10, administering a newly-invented vaccine to the children for saving them from fatal disease that kills over 350, 000 children every year in the country.
During an awareness programmeorganised in Thatta by EPI in collaboration with Aga Khan University, Assistant Professor AKU Dr Asad Ali, senior Instructor Asif Raza Khuwaja, Additional Director EPI Dr Zahoo rBaloch and others told that vaccination would be free of charges, although it costs Rs13,000 to complete three dozes to a child.
They said the Punjab and federal government had already launched the drive from October 10 in Punjab province and federal capital.
The doctors said over 350, 000 children of under-five year age die every year due to this fatal disease. Thatta Health Officer Dr Agha Iftikhar was also present on the occasion.