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May 18, 2017

Briefs

Karachi

 
May 18, 2017

Man sentenced to death for cop’s murder, two acquitted

By our correspondent

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Wednesday sentenced a man to death for the 2010 murder of a policeman in Baldia Town.  The convict, Afaq Ahmed, was awarded capital punishment but two more accused, Shakeel and Ashfaq were found innocent and cleared of charges. As per the prosecution, the trio had shot dead a policeman, Tariq, in March 2010 within the Baldia Town police limits. Tariq was riding pillion with another cop, who remained unhurt in the attack. A case against the accused was registered in 2010 in the Baldia police station and was transferred to an ATC in 2013.  The court, in its judgment, said the prosecution was able to prove the charges against Afaq but failed to do so against Shakeel and Ashfaq. After the hearing, the convict, Afaq, was shifted to the Central Prison.

 

‘Summer vacations from first of Ramazan’

By our correspondent

Keeping in view the high temperatures prevalent in the province and the start of the holy month of Ramazan, the provincial education department on Wednesday rescheduled the summer vacations for schools and colleges, announcing that the summer break will now commence from first Ramazan and will continue till July 31.  A notification was issued in this regard on the special directives of the provincial minister for education and literacy, Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar.  Earlier, the steering committee on educational affairs had planed summer vacations from June 1 till July 31 across the province.   According to the education minister, this decision has been taken to facilitate the parents, teachers and the students.

 

 

Senior cops to monitor heavy traffic flow

Sindh IGP AD Khowaja has directed all officials to coordinate with the traffic police for efforts to improve flow of traffic in Karachi. The directives came after the goods transporters announced an end to their strike.  The IGP has directed DIGs and SSPs to personally monitor the flow of heavy traffic for the next two days.

 

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