Thieves have stolen monocle glasses from the statue of Quaid-e-Azam installed in the Deputy Commissioner’s complex in Vehari.
Police began the search for the thieves following the incident. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar also took notice and has directed the authorities to immediately arrest the culprits. He has summoned a report from the Multan commissioner on the incident.
CM Punjab has asked authorities to reinstall the glasses on the statue. This is another incident recorded of stealing things from the statues of legendary figures of Pakistan. A similar incident happened in July this year in Bahawalpur.
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Statues getting robbed in Pakistan!
A hockey stick and ball were reportedly stolen from the statue of Hockey player Samiullah Khan erected in Bahawalpur. Pictures of the statue without hockey and ball were being circulated on social media on weekends.
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The statue was erected at the Hospital Chowk in the Olympian’s hometown of Bahawalpur. It was placed to honor his legacy who was popularly known as ‘Flying Horse’. Residents say a few days after the installation, the hockey stick was seen missing following that the ball was also reportedly stolen. The report says the incident occurred two weeks after the statue was installed by the authorities.
The authorities took notice and re-erected new hockey and a ball with the statue. Police had registered the case of theft at Cantt Police Station. DPO also took notice of the issue and assured the citizens that culprits would be arrested soon. As per the reports, Police had even made raids to arrest the culprits.
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Rare efforts like these to respect the heroes are also subjected to controversy. The incident reflects badly upon the morals of the society also the desperation of people that they did not even spare hockey and a ball if left unguarded by the authorities. Users have demanded the authorities to quickly arrest the culprits.