Monocle stolen from Quaid’s statue in Vehari

11:23 AM | 6 Dec, 2021
Monocle stolen from Quaid’s statue in Vehari

MULTAN – The iconic monocle glass of Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was found missing from the installed statue inside Deputy Commissioner Vehari’s office on Saturday night.

Reports in local media said a statue of the founder of Pakistan in Vehari has been robbed of a monocle glass – a single corrective lens which Jinnah used to wear to enhance the visual perception.

The stolen piece is understood to be a replica that was mounted on a statue that shows Jinnah reading from a paper while wearing his famous monocle.

Father of the Nation was pictured on a number of occasions wearing his monocle and reading from papers while the statue is a three-dimensional recreation of his photo taken at August 11 speech to the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan.

Meanwhile, the officials learned about the theft on Sunday and started a probe. Law enforcers are taking help from the footage of CCTV cameras mounted in the locality.

DC speaking to a leading daily mentioned that he had ordered an inquiry into the theft incident. He said the thieves would be arrested soon with the help of the CCTV cameras.

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Chief Minister Usman Buzdar also took notice of the incident and sought a report from the Multan commissioner. Buzdar termed the theft as a highly deplorable act and ordered legal action against the suspects.