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April 26, 2017

Briefs

National

 
April 26, 2017

CTD Larkana arrests two terrorists

By our correspondent

SUKKUR: The CTD Police, Larkana, on Tuesday claimed to have arrested two alleged terrorists affiliated with Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. SP CTD Larkana Abdullah, while giving details to reporters, said that they had arrested a terrorist affiliated with LJ called Qari Muhammad Bilal from the limits of Qambher Laro and recovered a TT pistol and bullets from his possession, adding that the arrested terrorist was collecting funds for the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. He said that the arrested terrorist belonged to Rajunpur and had also worked for the Chotu gang, adding that he also got training from Afghanistan. He said that there was an FIR of murder against him. He said that another terrorist Syed Abid Shah involved in railway track blasts was also arrested. He said that the arrested terrorist revealed that he had planned to blow up the railway track near Jacobabad. He said that the arrested terrorist was involved in many incidents of sabotage, adding that the CTD police, after arresting him, had foiled the bid to blast railway track.

 

Twelve-year-old boy found dead

By our correspondent

SUKKUR: The hanged body of the 12-year-old boy was recovered from the house of District Ombudsman Larkana, Zulqarnain. The district ombudsman said that 12-year-old servant Tarriq Panhwar, who was a domestic help, on Tuesday committed suicide by hanging himself in the servant quarter. Police shifted the body to the Larkana Hospital, where the parents of the deceased demanded an inquiry, alleging that their boy had not committed suicide but was killed. The ASP Larkana assured them of justice, adding that the post-mortem report would address the concerns of the parents of deceased child.

 

APCA demands removal of officer

By our correspondent

SUKKUR: The All Pakistan Clerks Association Education Unit here on Tuesday continued their demonstration and suspended office work against alleged atrocities of the District Officer Elementary, Secondary and Higher Education. Sukkur Director Education negotiated with the employees but they pledged to carry on their strike until the removal of District Officer Ghulam Hyder Bullo.

NAB recovers loan from bank defaulter

By our correspondent

LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore Director General Shahzad Saleem Tuesday handed over a cheque for Rs 4.8 million to an official of JS Bank. According to a NAB spokesman, JS Bank had contacted NAB Lahore through State Bank of Pakistan in 2015 to initiate an inquiry against Amjad Ali Anjum who was allegedly involved in willful loan default. He said the NAB initiated an inquiry against the accused who agreed to voluntary return the amount the same year. Currently, the spokesman added, the inquiry is at concluding stage and NAB has recovered the last remaining installment of Rs 4.8 million from him.

 

Laptop distribution

By our correspondent

LAHORE: The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Lahore, on Tuesday announced that a laptop distribution ceremony for high achievers of matriculation annual examinations 2015 and 2016 would be held on April 27.BISE Secretary Rehana Ilyas in a statement said the candidates can register for the ceremony by submitting attested copies of their result card, Form-B, father’s CNIC and college certificate. The ceremony will be held at the Aiwan-e-Iqbal.

 

Illegal hundi operations

unearthed in Lahore

By our correspondent

LAHORE: The FIA on Tuesday raided a shop at the Pakistan Stock Exchange, Lahore, and arrested an accused for running illegal hundi, hawala business. According to FIA, accused Akhlaq Ahmad was involved in illegal business of currency exchange, hundi/hawala without the permission of the State Bank of Pakistan. Over Rs1,381,800, Rs64,750 prize bonds, 500 UK Pound (Sterling), 50 Qatari Rayal, 1,500 Saudi Rayal, stamps, CPU, cheque books, ledgers, sale purchase registers and receipts.

 

Re-modeling of Chashma Link Canal demanded

By our correspondent

JAUHARABAD: The remodeling of Chashma Link Canal is vital to irrigate thousands of acres of land around the canal. It was stated by locals of the area here on Tuesday. They said that the canal was constructed to link the River Indus to the River Jhelum to meet the shortage of irrigational water. They said that some technical faults had destroyed the land around the canal. They said that water-logging and salinity also destroyed thousands of acres of growers, which later forced them to migrate from the area. Later, a mega project Greater Thal Irrigational Canal was introduced and after spending millions of rupees on its first phase, it was also left without completion. They demanded the government complete the re-modeling of the canal immediately.

 

56 coaches of Pakistan Express upgraded by railways

By our correspondent

LAHORE: Pakistan Railways is going to start upgraded Pakistan Express train’s journey from Rawalpindi to Karachi on Wednesday (today). Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique would inaugurate the upgraded Pakistan Express at the Rawalpindi station. Railways has upgraded 56 coaches of Pakistan Express at its workshop. The same workshop had already upgraded the Shalimar Express.

 

Two killed in CharsaddaBy our correspondent

CHARSADDA: Two persons were killed and another sustained injuries when gunmen fired at their rivals over a property dispute in Gulabad locality on Tuesday, official sources said.They said that there was a property dispute between two groups led by Rehman Ali and Naqeebullah. Rehman Ali, Zahidullah Shahidullah and Arab Shah allegedly fired at Naqeebullah, Wajid Ali and Shahid. As a result, Naqeebullah and Wajid Ali died on the spot while Shahidullah sustained injuries. The bodies and the injured were taken to the District Headquarters Hospital in Charsadda wherefrom the injured was shifted to the Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar due to his precarious condition. The police arrested the accused Rehman Ali and Zahidullah after the incident.

 

Two brothers drown in BaraBy our correspondent

BARA: Two brothers drowned in a water pond in Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency, official sources said. They said two brothers were taking bath in a water pond in Sheendrang area in Akakhel when one of them was slipped into deep water. Another brother tried to rescue him but he also drowned and died both of them on the spot. Soon after the incident, the local people reached and recovered the bodies after hectic efforts.The bodies were handed over to the relatives.

 

PM’s days are numbered: Kaira

By our correspondent

LALAMUSA: PPP Central Punjab president Ch Qamar Zaman Kaira has said that PM Nawaz Sharif’s days are numbered. Talking here on Tuesday, Qamar Zaman Kaira said that the public decision was already announced, adding that problems would increase day by day for the PML-N and PM Nawaz Sharif. The PPP does not accept the JIT in the Panama case from the first day, he added.

 

Tortured maid taken into custody

By our correspondent

LAHORE: The Child Protection and Welfare Bureau (CPWB) took a 14-year-old maid into its custody here on Tuesday. The girl identified as Palvisha had run away from the house of her employer Imran Sheikh of Muslim Town after being tortured. The girl had been serving as a maid in the house for the last three years. An FIR was registered against the couple on charges of torturing their maid.