Winning goats draw bids of up to Rs300,000
Bids for two goats that finished a race in Uch Sharif on Saturday ranged from Rs100,000 to Rs300,000.
Abdul Hameed and Muhammad Shahzad, owners of the two goats, however, refused to sell them.
More than 50 goats from Ahmadpur East, Alipur, Head Panjnad, Khanbela, Channi Goth and Zahirpeer participated in the race.
Other goats either strayed away from the track or failed to start the race on the sound of the horn.
Goats owned by Malik Manzoor, Haji Ahmed and Nazir Ahmed stood first, second and third in a dance competition later arranged at the same venue.
The goats, decorated with jewels and cloth, danced to the beat of a dhol.
Turbans were put on the heads of the five winning goats as a token of appreciation in the concluding ceremony.
Organisers Ghulam Qadir and Malik Abdul Hameed told The Express Tribune that they had been arranging the event in Uch Sharif for several years. They said there was no entry fee for the competition.
They added that anyone could bring their goats to the competition.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 15th, 2012.
Bulleh Shah’s Urs celebrations
Islamabad—Three days celebrations of renowned mystic poet Baba Bulleh Shah’s 255th Urs have started in Kasur. A large number of people and lovers of the Sufi poet are thronging his shrine in great numbers to attend Urs celebrations. Women devotees, carrying oil lamps in their hands, are seen making pledges on the shrine as part of a Sufi ritual. People put a floral wreath on the shrine of the mystic poet who disseminated the message of love, brotherhood and peace to the humanity.
Followers of the great mystic are also giving offerings at his shrine. On the one hand, his verses are being sung by artists while on the other hand Malangs are dancing to the beats of drums oblivious to the surroundings. Celebrations was ended today with prayers for love peace and prosperity.
Baba Bulleh Shah was born in Uch Sharif in 1680 and died in Kasur in 1757.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 28 August 2012 19:50)
DPO for revolutionary police behaviour change
Bahawalpur—Suhail Habib Tajak, District Police Officer Bahawalpur, making revolutionary changes in Bahawalpur Police through a new system, cash reward and certificate in recognition of their good performance and punishment on their bad reputation amongst the SHOs, Sub Inspector and ASI for the better law and order situation and to control crime in the area. In this regard SHO police station Baghdad, Rana Hakim Ali stood first and declared best SHO of the month. Muhammad afzal and Muhammad Shafique stood second and third respectively while sub inspector Ghulam Murtaza, Umer Hayat and Liaquat Ali got first, second and third position. Among ASI, Tasadaq Hussain, Khizar Bilal and Muhammad Iqbal declared first, second and third.
The DPO disclosed that in limited resources we are producing better results in the area forty lacs population. He said 800 police personnel are working here while 120 investigation.
(Thanks : Pakistan Observer 26th August, 2012)
Eid ul Fittar 2012
اوچ شریف: شھر کے مختلف حصوں میں نماز عید الفطر نیایت جوش و جزبے سے ادا کی گی۔ نماز عید کے بڑے اجتماعات عید گاہ، درباروں سے ملحق مساجد اور مدارس میں تھے۔محکمہ اوقاف کے زیرانتظام مسجد دربار حضرت جلال الدین سرخپوش بخاری رح میں لاوڈ سپیکر اور صفائی کے مناسب انتظام نہ ہونے کی وجہ سے دور دراز سے انے وال نمازی حضرات کو شدید مشکلات کا سامنا ہوا۔