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June 27,2016

Two youths die while doing wheelie By our correspondent FAISALABAD: Two youths were killed while doing wheelie in separate incidents here. In the first incident, Zain was doing wheelie when his...

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Two youths die while doing wheelie

By our correspondent

FAISALABAD: Two youths were killed while doing wheelie in separate incidents here. In the first incident, Zain was doing wheelie when his motorcycle collided with another motorcycle at Chowk Khurrianwala. As a result, he received serious injuries. He was shifted to the Khurrianwala Hospital where he died. In the second incident Shamshad was killed when his motorcycle struck against a footpath while doing wheelie on Satiana Road.

Two shops destroyed in Bajaur explosion

By our correspondent

KHAR: Two shops were destroyed when an explosive device planted in the Kamar Sar Bazaar in Loi Mamond Tehsil in Bajauar Agency went off at night, official sources said on Sunday. The sources said that unidentified persons had planted explosives at the Kamar Sar cloth market in Loi Mamond, which went off at 1am.As a result, two shops were completely destroyed while six others were damaged. The political administration officials defused another bomb in the market and arrested the watchman of the bazaar.

Five die as bus falls off bridge

By our correspondent

SUKKUR: Five people were killed and 20 injured in a road accident near San. Reports said that a Muzaffargarh-bound coach from Karachi fell off the Amiri Bridge near San while trying to avoid a collision with a car. Police and volunteers rushed to the scene of the accident and shifted the injured to the hospital. However, Allah Ditto, Mahboob and three others died on their way to the hospital.

Hand grenade damages railway track

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SUKKUR: Some miscreants blew up a four-foot railway track near Ranipur Railway Station in Khairpur. Bomb Disposable Squad in charge Tahir Hussain said that the miscreants had used a hand grenade to damage the track. He said that Khairpur Police were investigating the incident. Railways authorities said that repairing of the track took four hours. The authorities said that the schedule of some trains was affected due to the temporary closure. Police said they had arrested six suspects.

Man, wife killed in Sukkur

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SUKKUR: A man and his wife were killed in Shahpur Chakar. Police said that Fatoo Jakhrani allegedly killed his step-brother, Rind Ali Jakhrani, and his wife and escaped. They said search had been mounted for the arrest of the suspect. Meanwhile, Khairpur police seized 100 bottles of liquor. A man was also arrested in this case.

Channel owner disappears

By our correspondent

ISLAMABAD: A renowned businessman and one of the owners of a Karachi-based Indus news channel mysteriously disappeared from Islamabad on Sunday. Arif Hussain Shah, who resides in F/8 Islamabad, went missing on Sunday, while his car, SA 507, was found at the Margalla Road in the jurisdiction of Shalimar Police Station. Police are investigating the matter.

No casualty in grenade attack

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PESHAWAR: No casualty was reported as unidentified attackers lobbed a hand-grenade into a house in Jatti Payan in the limits of Daudzai Police Station on Sunday.Locals said the attackers hurled the hand-grenade into the house of one Iqbal Sunday evening. The blast damaged the house but did not result in any casualty. There were reports that another explosive device that did not go off was later defused by the bomb disposal unit. The police are investigating to find out the motive of the attack.

Six more children die in drought hit Thar

By our correspondent

SUKKUR: Six more children died in the drought-hit Thar in the last 24 hours, raising the toll to 379 in the past six months.Some health officials said that the toll might have been higher if hundreds of other children had not been referred to hospitals in Hyderabad and Karachi.Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner of Thar, Dr Shahzad Tahir Thaheem, told the media that relief operations in Thar were in full swing.He said that the ninth phase of free wheat distribution had almost been completed.

Earthquake jolts Peshawar

PESHAWAR: An earthquake on Sunday jolted Peshawar and other cities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. A Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) official said that the magnitude of quake on he Richter Scale was 5.3 with its epicenter in Hindukush ranges 204 kilometers in depth. It may be mentioned that an earthquake of 5.1 magnitude on Richter Scale also jolted Peshawar on Friday and Thursday last.

Three injuredin mill fire

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TOBA TEK SINGH: Three labourers received burns when fire broke out in a mill on Shorkot Road here on Sunday. The workers were cleaning a power plant of the mill when fire broke out due to a short circuit. As a result, Kashif, Mukhtar and Nasrullah received serious burns.

Store owner shot dead in TT Singh

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TOBA TEK SINGH: Two unidentified motorcyclists shot dead a store owner in Islampura on Saturday. Zafar Hussain was at his shop when he was attacked and sustained bullet injuries and was shifted to DHQ Hospital where he died.

Mother, along with two children, commits suicide

MUZAFFARGARH: A woman and two children died after consuming some toxic substance over a dispute with her husband. Police said Ali Muhammad of Muzaffargarh had two wives and was planning to visit Vehari along with the second when his first wife Fauzia also insisted to travel with them but he refused. Later, the disgruntled woman consumed a toxic substance along with her three children. As a result, Fauzia, two-year-old son Muzzamil and one-and-half-year-old daughter Maria died, while seven-year-old Ali Hamza was rushed to the Nishtar Hospital, Multan, in a critical condition.

20 injured in brawl in Lahore

By our correspondent

LAHORE: At least 20 people were injured in a brawl between two groups at Chowk Nogaza in the Tibbi City area on Sunday. A hotel management and a group of people passing through Chowk Nogaza had argument over blocking the road with bikes in front of the hotel. Moments later, a man, identified as Asif and brother-in-law of the hotel owner, along with 17 other people, including Malik Haris and Jan Muhammad allegedly opened firing and hurled bottles at the people from the hotel’s rooftop. At least 20 people sustained injuries. The injured were removed to hospital where the condition of a child was stated to be serious. Police have registered a case against 18 persons under Anti-Terrorism Act and arrested seven persons.


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