The journalist fraternity on Monday carried out a demonstration against registration of allegedly fake cases against journalists by the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) in Bahawalpur. Reportedly, a large number of journalists initiated the protest in front of the Bahawalpur press club and gathered in front of the Commissioner office where they staged a sit-in and chanted full-throat slogans against ACE Director Imran Raza. They alleged that at Imran Raza’s behest, fake cases were being lodged against journalists while they were publishing news of corruption against different government departments. Meanwhile, Bahawalpur Commissioner Nayyar Iqbal negotiated with the protesters to assure them that their concerns would be addressed on the priority basis. Commissioner reviews development schemes’ progress in Bahawalpur A meeting was organised at the Commissioner office to review the progress of development schemes launched under the Annual Development Program (ADP) in Bahawalpur. Reportedly, the meeting was attended by Provincial Minister for Food Samiullah Chaudhry, Provincial Minister for Zakat and Ushar Shaukat Laleka, Members of Provincial Assembly (MPAs) including Ehsaan-ul-Haq, Dr Muhammad Afzal, Sahibzada Gazeen Abbasi, Syed Iftikhar Hussain Gilani, Fida Hussain Wattoo, Aamir Nawaz, Ch Masood Ahmad, Mian Shafi Muhammad, Ch Asif Majeed, Ch Muhammad Shafiq, Bahawalpur Division Commissioner Nayyar Iqbal, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ayub Khan and officials of concerned departments. The meeting reviewed 389 development schemes for which Rs 12.87 billion have been allocated while Rs 1560 million have already been utilised for 64 percent completion of the projects. The meeting further briefed that Rs 5577.74 million have been allocated for 191 development schemes of Divisional Highways Department, Rs 371.86 million for 97 schemes of Public Health Engineering, Rs 129.64 million for two projects of School Education Department and Rs 121.137 million have been allocated for ten schemes of Health Department. Published in Daily Times, October 16th 2018.