Fire lorries watering Nawaz farms, alleges Elahi

LAHORE:Senior PML-Q leader and former chief minister Chaudhary Pervaiz Elahi on Tuesday alleged that the PML-N chief [Nawaz Sharif] was enjoying the cold weather of Murree when the inferno was destroying the Shah Alam Market [on Monday].In a press statement, Pervaiz demanded the provincial government to assess the damages and hand out the victims ‘valid cheques’ as immediate relief. “These cheques should not meet the fate of the Moon Market and Data Darbar cheques,” he said. Chaudhary Pervaiz Elahi claimed that the delay in the arrival of fire engines at the scene of the incident had caused huge damages, while the few fire engines available with the Lahore Fire Brigade were busy watering the Jati Umrah farms. He said that his government has not only launched Rescue-1122 service but also given a lot of attention to its up gradation.Senior PML-Q leader said that it was unfortunate that the present Punjab rulers instead of taking the vital 1122 service forward and upgrading its machines and vehicles have put a halt to its development – Nation