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May 3, 2017



Man, wife shot dead over choice marriage


A man and his wife were shot dead by two unidentified people in Nishtar Colony area on Tuesday. 

The victims identified as Zarbad Shah and Kainat of Charsadda lived in a rented-house in Asif Town Nishtar Colony. Police said the couple had contracted love marriage against the will of their parents and started living in Nishtar Colony. On the day of incident, two unidentified people came to the victims’ house and gunned them down. The killers took away the victim’s two-month-old baby with them.

Police have arrested the accused from Ravi Interchange and recovered the child. Police shifted the bodies to morgue and registered a murder cases against unidentified people. 

BODY FOUND: A 50-year-old man lost his life at the hands of some unidentified swindlers in the limits of Data Darbar police station. A local shopkeeper spotted the body of a man lying on a footpath and informed the police. The victim yet to be identified had fallen victim to a gang of swindlers who served him some poisonous substance and deprived him of his valuables, police suspected. 

ELECTROCUTED: A 24-year-old married girl was electrocuted in Hadyara area. The victim was identified as Shamsa Kanwal, wife of Shabir of Nathoki Hadyara. Police said Shamsa received a severe electric shock when she touched a faulty fridge while cleaning floor. She was rushed to a local hospital where she was pronounced brought dead. 

KILLED ON ROAD: A boy was hit to death by a vehicle in the limits of Baghbanpura police station. Some locals spotted the body of a young boy lying on a road and informed the police. The victim was killed by a vehicle, police claimed. 

rescue operations: Punjab Emergency Services (Rescue 1122) director general carried out a performance review of emergency operations in all 36 districts of Punjab of April to ensure uniform standard of the service and smooth emergency services delivery without any discrimination.

Chairing a meeting of the rescue officers at Rescue 1122 Headquarters on Tuesday, he said emergency management training of 900 staff of Motorbike Ambulance Service was under way on modern lines at Emergency Services Academy. He reviewed the progress of implementation of Patient Transfer Service in various districts of the Punjab so that emergency critical patients could be provided best possible services.

The emergency data showed that 65,124 victims of different emergencies were rescued by the service while conducting 65,111 rescue operations in Punjab last month, with average response time of 7 minutes. The emergency calls to which Rescue 1122 responded, which included: 21,696 road traffic accidents, 32,451 medical emergencies, 3,093 fire incidents, 2,045 crimes, 79 drowning incidents, 34 building collapses, 10 explosions and 5703 miscellaneous operations.

According to the statistics, majority of fire incidents occurred in major cities, including 559 fires in Lahore, 251 in Faisalabad, 182 in Gujranwala, 177 in Multan, 137 in DG Khan and 106 in Sialkot. Similarly, 4301 traffic accidents were reported in Lahore, 2098 in Faisalabad, 1357 in Multan, and 1241 in Gujranwala and 713 in Rawalpindi.

The Provincial Monitoring Cell briefed the DG that 6293 fire emergencies were reported in Punjab last month in which 360 citizens were injured. According to the statistics, the cause of 2973 fires were short circuiting, 365 owing to gas leakage, 55 of LPG Cylinder, 1819 due to carelessness, 43 of fireworks, 27 of candle light, 43 kitchen fires, 72 forest fires and rest of the fires due to other reasons. He was informed that 1796 fires took place in commercial while 1830 in residential areas. Rescue 1122 shifted 233 critical patients to hospitals, provided first aid to 93 people whereas 43 persons died during these fires.

suicide: A 28-year-old man committed suicide by hanging himself with a rope in Factory Area on Tuesday. 

The deceased was identified as Ghulam Sarwar of Punjab Colony Factory Area. Police said Ghulam Sarwar had locked himself up in a room and hanged himself over depression due to poverty. Police handed over the body to the heirs after completing legal formalities. 

Road schemes: The Punjab government Tuesday approved development schemes of road sector at an estimated cost of Rs9.540 billion.

According to a spokesperson for the P&D Department, the schemes were approved in a meeting of Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) of current fiscal year 2016-17 presided over by the Punjab Chairman P&D Muhammad Jahanzeb Khan.

Provincial Secretary P&D Iftikhar Ali Sahoo, all members of the Planning & Development Board, provincial secretaries concerned and other senior representatives of the relevant provincial departments also attended the meeting. 

The approved development schemes included construction of dual carriageway from Gujrat to Salam Interchange (Motorway) through Mandi Bahauddin (revised) at the cost of Rs5.471 billion, widening and improvement of Lahore-Sargodha-Mianwali-Bannu Road, from Kot Chandna to Dara Tang, District Mianwali (revised) at the cost of Rs2.109 billion, dualisation of THAT Road from Jahanian Chowk to Hattian via Motorway Interchange, Attock (revised) at the cost of Rs979.835 million and construction of dual carriageway from Faisalabad Dry Port to Sahianwala via Chak Jhumra, District Faisalabad at the cost of Rs980.741 million.