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By our correspondents
August 06, 2016

Famous wrestler Raju Rocket dies

News Desk

LAHORE: Famous wrestler Riaz Butt, commonly known as Rustam Pehlwan and also Raju Rocket, passed away on Friday. He was 83. Rustam Pehlwan, a resident of Nikapura, Sialkot, had been ill for the last several years. He worked hard to promote wrestling in Sialkot. He was the first Pakistani wrestler to be decorated with Sitara-e-Imtiaz.  Rustam Pehlwan was laid to rest in a local graveyard after funeral prayers which were attended by a large number of people.


Two directors of multinational firm kidnapped in Lahore

By our correspondent

LAHORE: Two directors of a multinational company were kidnapped on Friday by some unidentified persons in the Defence-B Police Station limits.The directors, who were believed to be kidnapped for ransom, were identified as Haider Naseem and Suhail Anwar. Haider Naseem, a resident of G-48, Phase V, along with his colleague Suhail Anwar left his house in his luxury jeep (EJ-840) and went missing. Naseem Hassan, general manager of the company, believed that the two had been kidnapped for ransom. The Defence-B Police Station has registered a case (no 553/16) against the unidentified kidnappers on the complaint of the company’s general manager.

Three children injured in Kurram explosion

By our correspondent

PARACHINAR: Three children sustained injuries on Friday as an explosive went off in lower parts of Kurram Agency, officials sources said. They said Kashif Hussain, Akbar Abbas and Qaim Hussain were grazing cattle in Bilyamin Tagano village in lower parts of Kurram Agency.The sources said the children found an artillery shell which exploded when they started playing with it. They said the children sustained injuries and were shifted to the Civil Hospital in Alizai. Doctors at the hospital declared the condition of the injured out of danger.


Pesco SDO arrested

By our corresondent

PESHAWAR: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested an officer of the Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco) in connection with power theft.According to an official of the FIA, a team was carrying out inspection in Hayatabad during which an illegal connection was found. The house was later identified to be that of an SDO of the Pesco whose name could not be ascertained.


Three killed over matrimonial issue

By our correspondent

NOWSHERA: Gunmen shot dead three members of a family including a woman over a matrimonial dispute in Taru Jabba area here, police said on Friday. Adnan Khan told the police that his sister was married to Afsar Khan, a resident of Nissata area in Charsadda. He alleged that his brother-in-law Afsar Khan had sold his sister to someone. He added that they got registered a case against Afsar Khan and later the police recovered his sister from Mardan. He maintained that the accused Afsar Khan, his father Jehangir and brother Junaid Khan opened fire, leaving his father Mumriz Khan, brother Nauman Khan and mother Najma Bibi dead on the spot. The police lodged the case and started investigation.


Youth kills brother, father over marriage row

By our correspondent

GUJRANWALA: A youth killed his brother and father over a marriage issue at Kamoke. Jamil wanted to get married soon but his brother Shakeel and father Ibrahim were against it. On Friday, Jamil quarreled with his father and brother over the issue. In a fit of rage, Jamil allegedly attacked his father and brother with a sharp-edged weapon. As a result, they were injured seriously.

Gains in Operation Zarb-e-Azb lauded

RAWALPINDI: Japan’s Special Representative of UN Secretary General for Afghanistan Ambassador Tadamichi Yamamoto called on Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif here on Friday.Matters related to security situation in Afghanistan and prospects for peace with particular emphasis on reconciliation process in Afghanistan were discussed during the meeting.Japan’s Special Representative appreciated the successes of ongoing Operation Zarb-e-Azb and acknowledged the sacrifices and efforts by Pakistani security forces for peace and stability in the region.

Lightning, electrocution kill eight in      Sindh

By our correspondent

SUKKUR: Eight people, including three women, were killed in rain in many cities of the province.Some of the deaths were reported to have been caused by lightning and electrocution.Rain in Sukkur, Khairpur, Ghotki, Chachro, Naro, Nausharoferoz, Badin, Jacobabad, Thulh and other parts of Sindh wreaked havoc. Halima and Zubaida died in Chachro when lightning struck them. Shahul died when the wall of her house collapsed. Hazoorn, Dhani Bakhash and Rashid were electrocuted to death. Meanwhile, rain and thunderstorms ruined crops of dates and cotton.