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By our correspondents
August 18, 2016


Samia murder case: Court gives five-day

physical remand of father, ex-husband

JHELUM: A court has given two key accused in the Samia honour killing case in police custody on physical remand for five days on Wednesday.The late Samia’s father, along with her ex-husband Shakeel, were presented before the court. Three other accused in the case, two women and a cousin of the late victim, has not been arrested till the filing of this report. Sources said the accused women have fled the country.


202 recruited for CPEC security in Battagram

By our correspondent

BATTAGRAM: As many as 202 former military men were recruited for the security of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as well as protection of the Chinese engineers in the district, official sources said. In this connection, a test and interview of the candidates was held at the office of District Police Officer in Battagram. A large number of candidates participated in the test and interview. The interview panel was consisted of Superintendent of Police (SP) Iftikhar Ahmad, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Headquarters Syed Mukhtiar Shah, DSP Circle Ghulam Mustafa, Assistant Police Officer Mansehra and officials of the Pakistan Army.


Cop killed while defusing bomb in Naseerabad

NASEERABAD: In a valiant effort to save the lives of citizens, a policeman lost his life on Wednesday while attempting to defuse a bomb in Balochistan’s Naseerabad district. Punhal Khan, a member of the bomb disposal squad, successfully defused two bombs planted near the Pat Feeder Canal area in the Naseerabad district but lost his life while trying to neutralise the third explosive device. He was performing his duties wearing a ‘shalwar kameez’ without any protective gear as the bomb disposal department had neither provided him a bomb-proof suit or any other protective gadgets.


Man drowns in Malakand

By our correspondent

BATKHELA: A rickshaw driver drowned while taking bath in a canal here on Tuesday, local sources said. They said that a rickshaw driver identified as Muhammad Hussain, resident of Aladhand Dheri in Malakand Agency, was taking bath in a canal in Batkhela when he was swept away by gushing water. The local divers jumped into the canal and retrieved the body at Akhtar Ghund after hectic efforts. The body after autopsy in the District Headquarters Hospital in Batkhela was handed over to the family members for burial.


Afghan refugees meet Samiul Haq

NOWSHERA: A 21-member delegation of Afghan refugees called on Chairman Difa Pakistan Council and Chief of Jamiat Ulema Islam-Sami Maulana Samiul Haq here on Wednesday. The delegation informed him about various issues being faced by the Afghan refugees. Maulana Samiul Haq assured the delegation to play his role in resolving their problems. He also demanded the government to resolve their issues on priority basis.


Hashish seized 

By our correspondent

JAMRUD: About 26 kilograms of hashish was recovered from a vehicle in Jamrud tehsil in Khyber Agency, official sources said. The sources said that the Khassadars stopped a car at the Parang Sam checkpost for checking and recovered 26 kilograms of hashish from the secret cavities of the vehicle. The personnel also arrested the accused, Ghafar Khan, and registered a case against him.


10 accused released on bail in Axact case

By our correspondent

KARACHI: Ten out of the 14 accused in the Axact fake degree scandal case were released from jail on Wednesday. The release of four including Shoaib Sheikh, CEC Axact, was deferred because they were also facing some other cases. They were ordered to be freed by Additional District and Sessions Judge Sohail Ahmed Laghari .Earlier, a hearing was conducted in the SHC in which the court granted bail to the suspects over a surety bond of Rs500,000 each. On May 27, 2015, the Federal Investigation Agency had detained at least 32 employees, including the executive body members and CEO of Axact, during raids in Rawalpindi and Karachi after the New York Times published a story about issuance of millions of fake degrees by Axact.