A policeman tragically lost his life when he came under the wheels of the Super Express passenger train as he leapt to save the life of a six-year-old boy who was stuck on the tracks near the Quaidabad Railway Station.
Forty-year-old Constable Sohail Ahmed saw Hameedullah stuck on the railway tracks and a passenger train approaching fast. He jumped onto the tracks and managed to free the minor, but was himself run over.
The injured boy was taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for treatment, while the corpse of the policeman was shifted to the same medical facility.
The constable was buried with a guard of honour and the IG of the Railways police declared that the future expenses of his children’s education would be borne by the law enforcers. Sohail left behind five daughters
Drug pusher held by Customs
The personnel of Pakistan Custom (Sindh) arrested a drug pusher in connection with an attempt to smuggle hashish abroad.
Qamar Thalho of Customs said on Tuesday that in pursuance of credible information the staff of MCC (Preventive) seized 495 kg of hashish. A prosecution case was registered vide FIR No. SCS-02/2000 dated 30-05-2000 wherein Anwar Hussain Qureshi s/o Iqbal Hussain Qureshi, Raees Khan s/o Baboo Khan and Muhammad Pervaz s/o Hayat Muhammad were nominated as accused.
Subsequently, investigation transpired that Raja Ziaullah Khan, Askar Bhatti and Khawaja Tajamul Hussain were found to be their associates in the attempt to smuggle the contraband abroad. However, all the three accused went absconding and did not join investigation and prosecution proceedings.
Accused Raja Ziaullah, after obtaining restraining order from the Sindh High Court, went underground and did not attend the hearing before the court. The case was decided on 17-06-2004 and the matter of the absconding accused was kept on dormant.
However, the prosecution agency made hectic efforts to arrest them and ultimately the Customs staff traced out one accused namely Raja Ziaullah Khan and arrested him from Karachi on August 4 this year.
He was produced before the court for physical remand.
Truck crushes man
Saqib, 25, was knocked off his motorcycle and killed by a truck near the Ghani Chowrangi in the Shershah police limits.
The deceased was an employee of a local factory and resided in North Karachi’s Sector 5/B-1.
Meanwhile, at least seven people suffered burns wounds when a gas cylinder burst in a local shop in Dastageer No-9 in the Jauharabad police area.