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Briefs

By our correspondents
May 16, 2017

CJP takes notice of disabled girl’s rape

By our correspondent

NAWABSHAH: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP]) Mian Saqib Nisar has taken notice of the rape case of a 12-year-old disabled girl of Nawabshah and has ordered the IG of the Sindh Police to submit a report accordingly. According to police, a resident of Hashim Town, Ghulam Fareed Abbasi, reported that accused Ali Raza Rajput raped his disabled daughter Maryam Bibi. Police said that the accused had been arrested after the complaint, adding that further action would be taken in the the light of medical reports.

Hot, dry weather expected

By our correspondent

LAHORE: Hot and humid weather with partly cloudy conditions were observed in the city Monday while Met office predicted dust-storm as well as scattered rain in the city here Tuesday (today).Met officials said a westerly wave is affecting upper parts of the country which may persist during next 24 hours. They predicted that mainly hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country. However, dust-thunderstorm/rain with gusty winds is expected at scattered places in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Fata, Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Islamabad, upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad divisions) while at isolated places in Quetta, Zhob, Kalat, Multan, Sahiwal, DG Khan and Bahawalpur divisions during evening/night.

 

 

CTD kills four terrorists in Khanewal

By our correspondent

MULTAN: The Counter Terrorism Department killed four terrorists belonging to defunct Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Jamaatul Ahrar near Kikri stop, Khanewal, on Monday. On a tip-off, the CTD officials raided a hideout to arrest the terrorists but they opened fire on them. The CTD officials also retaliated. As a result, four terrorists were killed on the spot. Two of them were identified as Usman Basra and Abdul Rehman while the identification of the remaining terrorists was in progress. The bodies were shifted to the Multan Nishtar Hospital. The CTD officials recovered 10kg explosives and two rifles from the spot. Further investigation is under way.

 

‘Religious parties fighting war against secularism’

By our correspondent

LAHORE: Chief of Defence of Pakistan Council (DPC) and ameer of his own faction of Jamiat Ulema Islam, Maulana Samiul Haq has stressed that country was subjected to a war between Islam and secularism as the latter was being forcibly enforced in the country which was created in the name of Islam.He emphasised that religious parties were engaged in a war against secularism which was being imposed on the nation by force.Religious parties must not compete for pleasing the western nations because this is the job of secular political parties, he said while talking to reporters after chairing a meeting of central executive committee of the party here Monday.

 

CPEC research centre inaugurated

By our correspondent

LAHORE: University of Management and Technology (UMT) has set up a CPEC Research Centre which was inaugurated by Chinese Consul General Lahore along with university’s Rector Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad here on Monday.The centre aimed at raising awareness among the students and public regarding CPEC and its various dimensions. Besides conducting in depth research, seminars and workshops, the centre will focus on connecting Pakistani market with its Chinese counterpart and engaging young entrepreneurs studying at Pakistani and Chinese universities to come up with innovative business plans and new strategies to be applied on CPEC.Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad said, “Our faculty is committed to research on CPEC, which is the future of Pakistan.”

 

Khassadar acquitted of murder charge

By our correspondent

PESHAWAR: The Fata Tribunal on Monday acquitted a member of the Khassadar force of murder charge and issued his release order from the prison. A three-member bench of the Fata Tribunal comprising Chairman Sange Marjan and two members including Hussainzada Khan and Atif Nazir acquitted, Saleem, who was serving in Khassadar force after hearing arguments from his lawyer and prosecutor.

 

Twin brothers drown in Nowshera

By our correspondent

NOWSHERA: Twin brothers drowned in a pond in Daag Ismailkhel here on Monday, locals said. They said that twin brothers Tazim and Tashfin, residents of Daag Ismailkhel, were picnicking along with their friends in in Speely Dhand when one of the brothers fell into the pond. The other sibling jumped into the pond to save his brother and both drowned. The victims were grade-IX students.

 

Man dies, three hurt in road accident

By our correspondent

SIALKOT: A man died and his sister and two nephews sustained injuries in a collision between a motorcycle and a tractor-trolley on Monday. According to the police, Adnan, his sister Uzma and two nephews Ayan and Hanan were riding a motorbike that was hit by a speeding tractor-trolley near village Ganjianwali. As a result, Adnan died on the spot while others sustained critical injuries. The injured were shifted to a hospital.

 

Man kills brother in Pakpattan

By our correspondent

PAKPATTAN: A man allegedly shot dead his brother over a property dispute at Chak 52/SP on Monday. Akhtar, Ashiq and Nadeem, sons of Noor Muhammad, had a property dispute after the death of their father. On the day of the incident, accused Akhtar allegedly opened fire at his brothers. As a result, Ashiq was killed on the spot while Nadeem sustained injuries. Police have registered a case.

 

Man dies, five hurt in Gujranwala

By our correspondent

GUJRANWALA: A man was killed while five others sustained injuries in a road accident near Kangniwala on Monday. A rickshaw was carrying passengers to Gujranwala from Kamoke when it overturned on the GT Road. As a result, Abdul Hameed died while five others, including Fauzia, Rehana and Munawar, sustained injuries and rushed to the DHQ Hospital.

 

Four commit suicide in Faisalabad

By our correspondent

FAISALABAD: Four people, including a woman, committed suicide in different incidents here on Monday. Muhammad Ali of Masoompura ended his life by consuming poison. Shahzad of Madina Colony and Fahad and Najma of Chak 46/RB, Sangla, committed suicide by consuming poison. The motive behind the incidents is said to be domestic disputes.

 

 

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