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By our correspondents
November 10, 2016

Four terrorists held with hand-grenades

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BAHAWALPUR: The CTD Bahawalnagar on Wednesday arrested four alleged terrorists of a band outfit from Bahawalnagar-Arifwala Bypass Road.According to the CTD source, the accused were allegedly planning for terrorism at Bahawalnagar city and its surrounding areas. The CTD also recovered 3kg explosive material, five hand-grenades and other material from them. The accused were identified as Muhammad Ramzan, Bahadur Ali, Muhammad Yaqoob and Muhammad Younis. The alleged terrorists have been shifted to some unknown place for further interrogation. The police have registered a case.


APNS condoles death of Tikka Khan’s brother

KARACHI: President All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) Sarmad Ali and Secretary General APNS Umar Shami have expressed profound grief over the sad and sudden demise of Mohammad Yunus, the younger brother of Secretary General Akhbar Farosh Federation Tikka Khan. The namaz-e-janaza of Mohammad Yunus will be offered on Thursday, November 9, 2016 at Masjid Chak Shahzad after Zohr prayer. The APNS office bearers have also expressed grief over the sad demise of Mohammad Yunus.


‘Corruption to be eliminated from top to bottom’

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PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Wednesday said his government had established an autonomous and powerful Ehtesab Commission to effectively curb corruption, loot and plunder. “The accountability to be balanced and should serve as a deterrence that should lay hands on big fish. We want to eliminate corruption from top to bottom,” he told a meeting here.He added the institutions should deliver in consonance with the people’s aspirations. The chief minister said it was strange to see that the system was effective against the lower level of corruption but it failed to spring into action against the dacoits.


BDU officials rewarded

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PESHAWAR: The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Nasir Khan Durrani has said that bomb disposal unit’s jawans perform the most dangerous job in a professional manner by putting their precious lives at risk.The IGP termed them the real heroes of the force.Those awarded included the cop who narrowly escaped a booby trap after a first blast in Daudzai few days back. The BDU team was rushed to the spot of an earlier blast in Daudzai where the experts detected another bomb. Head constable Zahid was tasked to defuse the explosive.


Two landlord brothers among three arrested

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BAHAWALPUR: Kot Subzal police on Wednesday arrested two landlord brothers who had set dogs on a woman, which caused her death at Chak 179 on Tuesday. According to a spokesman for the Rahimyar Khan DPO office, the police arrested Shakir Ali and Yasir Ali and their servant for setting dogs on Safia Bibi who was passing through their fields.


Trump neither takes alcohol, drugs nor smokes

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LAHORE: In an interview to the “Fox News” channel in February 2016, Donald Trump had revealed that he never drank alcohol, smoked cigarettes or took marijuana in life.

To a query if he ever smoked weed, Trump had remarked: “No, I have not. I have not. I would tell you 100 percent because everyone else seems to admit it nowadays, so I would actually tell you. This is almost like, it’s almost like ‘Hey, it’s a sign’. No, I have never. I have never smoked a cigarette, either.”

The “People” magazine had written: “There are a few hard and fast principles that he himself lives by: no drugs, no cigarettes and no alcohol. Trump’s abstinence from alcohol was largely shaped by the death of his brother, Fred Jr, from alcoholism in 1981”.

About two months ago, his medical reports show that Trump’s blood pressure, liver and thyroid functions were in normal range. The new American president also has germaphobic tendencies, and prefers not to shake hands.


Family of slain schoolteacher seeks compensation

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PESHAWAR: The daughter of a slain school teacher on Wednesday asked the government to compensate her family. It may be recalled that the woman teacher, Shabana Shaheen, was going home after performing election duty when she was hit by a stray bullet in the head. Speaking at a press conference, Benish Imtiaz said her mother was going home from election duty at Gulshan Rehman Colony on the Kohat Road when she was hit by a stray bullet in the head. She said her mother was assistant presiding officer during the local government election in 2015.The woman said that her mother was lone bread winner of the family and urged the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to compensate them.


Ayyan’s case adjourned for two weeks

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) Wednesday adjourned hearing of Ayyan Ali’s case against imposition of fine amounting 500,000 by customs collector for two weeks.Justice Athar Minallah heard the case of model girl who challenged the decision of custom collector in currency smuggling case.During the proceeding the court was informed that the counsel for Ayyan Ali in the case Sardar Lateef Khosa couldn’t attend the proceeding due to cases in the Supreme Court. On this the court adjourned hearing of the case for two weeks.


PAC meeting postponed till 16th

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah Wednesday postponed the committee meeting till November 16 due to non presence of the secretary, Ministry of Defence. The meeting was scheduled to take up audit paras of attached departments and divisions of the Ministry of Defence.


JI urges govt to unveil financial package for Fata

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PESHAWAR: The Jamaat-e-Islami, Fata, on Wednesday asked the federal government to announce a comprehensive financial package for reconstruction of damaged infrastructure in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata). Speaking at a press conference, JI Fata head Sardar Khan said that roads, schools and other infrastructure had been affected and damaged due to militancy in the Fata. He demanded the government to announce Rs500 billion package for rehabilitation of the damaged infrastructure in the tribal region. Sardar Khan said the people of Fata were deprived of their basic rights. He alleged that bureaucracy was creating hurdles to block Fata’s merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He asked the government to merge the tribal areas into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.


Man, wife killed in Takht Bhai roof collapse

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TAKHT BHAI: A man and his wife were killed and another sustained injuries when the roof of a house collapsed in Farooqabad in the Narai Wala area on Wednesday, official sources said. They said that one Riaz along with his family members was asleep at night when roof of his dilapidated house caved in. As a result, Riaz was killed on the spot while his wife and father Haider Khan sustained injuries. Following the incident, the locals rushed to the spot and started rescue operation. They retrieved the body and rescued the woman in an injured condition. The injured were taken to the Mardan Medical Complex where the woman succumbed to her injuries while the condition of Haider was stated to be stable. The deceased couple left behind two minor kids.


Two brothers shot dead in Chakdarra

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CHAKDARRA: Two brothers were shot dead over a property dispute in Shewa Killay in Adenzai tehsil of Lower Dir district on Wednesday, official sources said. They said that one Muhammad Yar had a property dispute with his brothers Bakht Baidar and Javed in Shewa Killay in the limits of the Oach Police Station. Muhammad Yar and his son Sikandar allegedly fired at his brothers Bakht Baidar and Javed, killing them on the spot. The police after registering the case started an investigation while raids for the arrest of the accused were underway.


13 arrested, arms seized in Bannu

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BANNU: The police arrested 13 suspected persons, including two proclaimed offenders (POs), and seized arms during search and strike operation in various areas on Wednesday, official sources said. They said the police launched search and strike operations in various areas falling in the limits of the Mandan Police Station and arrested 13 suspects and two POs. The police seized two Kalashnikov rifles, two other rifles, a gun, six pistols and ammunition from their possession.


 PESHAWAR: Two constables sustained injuries on Wednesday while defusing explosives in Hayatabad. Police said the wounded cops identified as Ghazan and Shakir were taken to the Hayatabad Medical Complex where their condition was stated to be stable.Officials said the bomb disposal experts were called after a suspicious bag was spotted in Phase-III in Hayatabad.