BAHAWALPUR: A sugar mills field officer was shot and injured in a robbery on Wednesday. Police said Muhammad Bakhsh and his partner Karam Elahi were on their way to Multan to purchase some machinery. They had withdrawn Rs600,000 from a bank for this purpose. They said they were stopped by two unidentified men near Bano Bazaar who tried to snatch the money from Bakhsh, who resisted. Police said the robbers shot him and fled, threatening to shoot passers by if they tried to stop them. They took away Rs500,000, leaving Rs100,000 in his pockets. Police said Bakhsh was taken to a hospital where doctors said later his condition was stable.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 7th,2014.