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February 21, 2011



February 21, 2011

Three killed in Mansehra clash
By our correspondent
MANSEHRA: Three persons were killed and six others sustained injuries when rival groups exchanged fire during a reconciliatory jirga in Phulra area of Mansehra district on Sunday. Police sources said that accomplices of one Muhammad Siddique were accused of stealing a buffalo owned by Muhammad Farid. Both sides took the issue to a jirga of elders, the sources said. However, during the jirga they exchanged harsh words and traded fire in which three persons Muhammad Siddique, Muhammad Farid and Badruzaman were killed on the spot. Several people from both sides sustained injuries in the exchange of fire.

Kidnapped minor recovered in Nowshera
By our correspondent
NOWSHERA: A minor kidnapped a day earlier was recovered by the police in Nowshera Kalan area on Sunday. Shahid Ali Shah, resident of Sattar Khan Colony, told reporters that he went to the city and was informed about the abduction of his two-year-old son Wajeeh Ali Shah.
ìWe made announcement in the mosques and searched him everywhere but to no avail,î he said. He said then the police patrol heard the screams of the child, who was fastened with water tank pipe in a house in Nowshera Kalan. The house is owned by policeman Shakil who is presently under treatment in a hospital in Islamabad. The police got released the child and arrested the watchman identified as Khanay. The child was suffering from cold-related disease and admitted to the District Headquarters Hospital in Nowshera.

Two bodies found
By our correspondent
MIRAMSHAH: The bodies of two alleged spies were found dumped on Miramshah-Dattakhel Road in North Waziristan on Sunday, tribal sources said. The sources said the two persons were killed somewhere else and their bullet-riddled bodies were dumped on the Dattakhel Road.

Kidnappers demand Rs80m to free doctor
By our correspondent
NOWSHERA: The unknown kidnappers here Sunday released the video of

Captain (retd) Dr Qamar Nazeer to demand Rs 80 million as ransom from the family for the safe release of the elderly doctor whose young son was also killed by the same criminals while picking them up at gunpoint on January 22 last. Dr Qamar Nazeer was kidnapped for ransom soon after he closed his clinic in Akora Khattak town and was heading for home along with his 25-year-old son, Farhan Qamar, who was an employee of a private bank in Nowshera district.

Strike observed
By our correspondent
LARKANA: A complete shutter down was observed in Shahdadkot on Sunday on the call of the JSQM against the killing of Suhiryani community chief Pinjial Suhiryani, who was brutally murdered at Warah a few days ago.

Two held, weapons seized in Dir
By our correspondent
DIR: Security forces arrested two persons and recovered heavy weapons from them in Sadiq Banda and Chiragali areas of the district here on Sunday. The sources said that Habib Rahim and Riaz were arrested during a search operation. During the search, a 14.5mm gun, four rounds of 107mm, one SMG, 65 rounds of a 12.7mm gun and more than two dozens different types of rounds were also recovered, the sources added. The arrested persons were shifted to an unknown place for interrogation.

Cab driver shot dead in Malakand
By our correspondent
BATKHELA: Unidentified gunmen shot dead a man in Batkhela Bazaar of Malakand Agency on Sunday, local sources said. The sources said that Bakhtpur, resident of Upper Dir, was driving a cab when unidentified gunmen opened fire on him. He sustained severe injuries and died instantly. The motive behind the murder could not be ascertained, however, personnel of the Malakand Levies took the body into custody.

Man kills wife in Swat
By our correspondent
MINGORA: A man shot his wife dead in Kabal Tehsil of Swat district on Sunday, local sources said. The sources said Alamzeb, along with his two accomplices Sultan-e-Rum and Rawanzada, opened fire on his wife Azmania in Shah Dherai village, killing her on the spot. The motive behind the murder was stated to be a domestic issue. The culprits fled after committing the murder.

Police recover stolen vehicle in Zhob
ZHOB: Zhob police recovered a stolen vehicle of Balochistan Development Authority on Sunday. Police said unknown armed men had stolen the vehicle two days ago.

One killed in accident
NAWABSHAH: A man was killed and another injured in an head-on collision between two trucks at Sakrand Bypass on National Highway. Police said Ajab Noor Pathan, 25, was killed while Abdul Rehman sustained injuries in the accident. Police have impounded the vehicles and started investigation.

Two kidnapped in Orakzai
By our correspondent
HANGU: Unidentified gunmen kidnapped two persons in the lower part of Orakzai Agency on Sunday, tribal sources said. They were kidnapped from Dambar Lasti and Darand Sheikhan areas. One of them was identified as Mokeel Khan. In another incident, unidentified gunmen snatched a van from a man in Kasha village.

Accused gets death sentence
By our correspondent
UPPER DIR: The court of district and sessions judge has awarded death sentence to an accused in a case of honour killing. Abdul Hakim of Serai Bandai Khwar was found guilty of killing his brotherís wife Saleema Bibi in the name of honour in 2009. District and Sessions Judge Dir Upper Sardar Mohammad Irshad awarded the capital punishment after the crime was proven against Abdul Hakim. After the verdict, the police shifted Abdul Hakim to District Jail Timergara.

Three women among eight held
ISLAMABD: The Islamabad Police on Sunday arrested eight people, including three women and recovered eight bottles of liquor from their possession. Following a tip-off, police raided at the Abu Dhabi Tower guesthouse and arrested six people, including three women, for their alleged involvement in immoral activities. Six wine bottles were also recovered from them. The arrested persons were identified as Ehsan Zilmey, Idress, Razaq Khan, Amna, Nadia, Kanwal. Meanwhile, the police aslo arrested one Abdul Majeed with two wine bottles.

ETPB chief withdraws resignation
By our correspondent
LAHORE: Chairman Evacuee Trust Property Board Syed Asif Hashmi has withdrawn his resignation after meeting with Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Sunday. During the meeting, Syed Asif Hashmi conveyed his grievances to the prime minister, who assured him of addressing complaints he had taken up. According to Amir Hashmi, spokesman for ETPB, both the prime minister and Chairman of the Board Syed Asif Hashmi also boarded the same flight for Lahore from Islamabad and the latter was reassigned his duties. Amir said the prime minister lauded the services of Syed Asif Hashmi for the welfare of minorities and PPP workers. Meanwhile, a large number of employees of ETPB and PPP workers from NA-118 gathered outside the office and celebrated the return of Asif Hashmi to the slot.

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