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January 26, 2015

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National

 
January 26, 2015

Iran hands over 41 illegal Pakistani immigrants
CHAGHI: Iranian authorities handed over 41 illegal Pakistani immigrants to Taftan Levies here in bordering town Taftan on Sunday.Taftan Levies sources said that the deported Pakistanis had entered Iran without legal travelling documents and were arrested from different parts of Iran.Levies handed over them to FIA for further investigation.

Baby dies after falling from fourth floor
RAWALPINDI: A 16-month baby girl died after falling from fenceless fourth floor of the Mall Plaza here in the jurisdiction of Police Station (PS) Cantt on Sunday.Atif told police that her daughter Aayet Fatima died after she fell from the fenceless balcony. The girl suffered serious head injury and died on the spot.The Mall Plaza is being renovated nowadays.

Farmer dies, four hurt in accident
By our correspondent
TOBA TEK SINGH: A farmer died while four others sustained injuries in an accident near Pirmahal on Sunday. A speeding truck hit a rickshaw on the Faisalabad-Multan Road near Chak 674/15-GB. As a result, a farmer died on the spot while four others were injured.

Six prayer leaders booked in Pakpattan
By our correspondent
PAKPATTAN: Police on Saturday booked six prayer leaders under the Amplifier Act in separate incidents where. They are Hafiz Muhammad Shaban of Chak 16-SP, Hafiz Muhammad Amin of Chak Bhalwal, Hafiz Nazakat Ahmad of Chak Nasir Khan, Maulvi Muhammad Tufail of Chak Faridpur Dogran, Fazal Hussain of Chak 8-SP and Qari Muhammad Shahbaz of Chak 163-EB.

Jeweller’s son kidnapped for Rs 1m ransom
By our correspondent
FAISALABAD: The son of a local jeweller was kidnapped for Rs one million ransom. Sixteen-year-old Hashim Islam, son of Mehboob Islam of Haseeb Shaheed Colony, had gone to mosque to offer Friday prayers when unknown people kidnapped him. His relatives launched a search, but to no avail. On Saturday, the kidnappers made a call to Mehboob Islam and demanded Rs

one million for his release. They threatened to kill the abductee if the ransom was not paid within 24 hours. They also threatened the jeweller with dire consequences if the ransom was not paid. The police have registered a case against the abductors under section 365-A of the PPC.

Search operation against terror suspects under way
By our correspondent
LAHORE: The Lahore police carried out search operation across the provincial metropolis to round up suspects. At least 4,826 people were checked during the last two days of the search operation and eight suspects were detained as they could not produce their identity. Similarly, police took action against 46 people under Section 55/109. Police also checked some 389 tenants and arrested one person.

Childless woman set on fire in Lahore
By our correspondent
LAHORE: A woman received burn injuries when her mother-in-law threw kerosene oil at her and set her alight in Musti Gate area on Sunday. Victim Shama Bibi, wife of Akram, of Musti Gate was issueless for a long time. She was often taunted by her mother-in-law Nasreen Bibi in this regard. On the day of incident, Shama was cooking food when Nasreen threw kerosene on her and set her on fire. As a result she received critical burn injuries. She was shifted to hospital where her condition was said to be critical.

512 booked over graffiti in Lahore
LAHORE: Lahore police has arrested 127 accused in 512 cases on charges of graffiti, misuse of loud speakers and publication of hate literature. Police in a cleanup operation under National Action Plan seized 137 loudspeakers, amplifiers, books, pamphlets and CDs containing hate literature from the detained accused.DIG (operations) Dr Haider Ashraf warned strict action against violators of the National Action Plan. He directed action against sellers of hate material and CDs. He directed all police officers to seek an undertaking from administrations of mosques and Imambargahs for not delivering provocative speeches.

Booklet for improving skills of KP cops published
By our correspondent
PESHAWAR: The Forensic Science Department of the KP Police has published a 55-page booklet for improving the skills of the cops getting training in fingerprint science. “The publication has been brought out for those who are getting training in fingerprint science. Before this, there were books in English that resulted in difficulties for the cops. The books in Urdu were not according to the modern day knowledge of fingerprint science,” said Qurysh Khan, the director of the Forensic Science Department of the KP Police in the foreword. He said the book had discussed all the angles of the fingerprint science in simple words. The book includes introduction of the fingerprint science, various kinds of finger prints, basic principles, the gadgets being used in the practice and other topics.

Five mortar shells found near Sadiqgarh Palace
By our correspondent
BAHAWALPUR: Five mortar shells, packed in a sack, were found near Sadiqgarh Palace at Dera Nawab Sahib on Sunday afternoon. As receiving information, the bomb disposal squad from Bahawalpur immediately reached the spot and defused the shells. Talking to The News, ASP Mehzor Ali Ghauri said someone was carrying the shells but left those near the palace, smelling check-up as the police had launched a search operation in Ahmadpur East.

New block at Jhelum school
named after martyred student
By our correspondent
JHELUM: The foundation stone of the Mehar Ali Shaheed Block at the Government High School for Boys, Chakri Rajgan, was laid here on Sunday. DCO Zulfiqar Ahmad and GOC Maj-Gen Sher Afghan laid the foundation stone of the new block, which was named after Mehar Ali, a martyred student of the APS, Peshawar. The block would be constructed at a cost of Rs 5.066 million while GOC Maj-Gen Sher Afghan donated Rs 100,000 for the construction of the new block.

Power breakdown, low gas pressure
make life miserable in TT Singh
By our correspondent
TOBA TEK SINGH: Electricity remained suspended for more than 14 hours here. The power supply went off at 10pm on Saturday night and was restored at 1pm on Sunday. After 1pm, the Fesco started one hour loadshedding after every hour. Meanwhile, people also suffered due to low gas pressure.

Power breakdown in Lalamusa
By our correspondent
LALAMUSA: People faced a number of problems due to power breakdown here on Sunday. Talking to newsmen here, the people from different walks of life said that power supply went off after Saturday midnight and was restored on Sunday. They said that water supply also remained suspended due to the power breakdown. They said low gas pressure added to their problems. The people said that the gas low pressure was forcing them to buy cooked meal from hotels.

‘Terrorists behind current power crisis’
By our correspondent
OKARA: Okara Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OCCI) president Chaudhry Muhammad Arshad Iqbal Sunday said the current electricity crisis was caused by terrorists as they caused damage to power transmission line in Balochistan. Talking to reporters, the OCI president said the nation was united under the banner of the PML-N-led government. He said terrorism is causing colossal loss to the country.

18 hours loadshedding in Pakpattan
By our correspondent
PAKPATTAN: The city and adjoining areas have been facing 18 hours unscheduled electricity loadshedding. Talking to newsmen here on Sunday, the people said that the power loadshedding coupled with low gas pressure had made their lives miserable. They said that the power loadshedding was affecting trade activities in the city.

Girl killed over marriage issue
By our correspondent
KASUR: A girl was killed while her brother and sister were injured over a marriage dispute at Tara Gurh village on Sunday. Muhammad Abbas and accused Fiaz Ahmed had a marriage dispute. On the day of the incident, accused Fiaz and his accomplices entered the house of Muhammad Abbas and allegedly opened fire at the family members. As a result, Umtal (17) was killed on the spot while Shafqat Bibi and her brother Akbar sustained injuries.

Missing man found dead near Daska
By our correspondent
DASKA: A 26-year-old man, who had been missing for the last week, was found dead at Mandranwala village on Sunday. A man spotted the body and informed Sadr police, who rushed to the spot and identified it as Ahmad. He had been missing for the last week. Police have handed over the body to the family after autopsy.

Man clubs sister to death for ‘honour’
By our correspondent
PAKPATTAN: A man killed his sister for honour at Chak 39/EB on Sunday. Ibrar Ahmad doubted that his sister Sidra Zia, a BA student, had developed relations with a man. On the day of the incident, Ibrar allegedly clubbed his sister to death. Police have registered a case and started investigation.

Petrol shortage in Pakpattan
By our correspondent
PAKPATTAN: People are facing problems due to shortage of petrol in the city and its adjoining areas. Talking here on Sunday, the people said that taking advantage of petrol shortage some unauthorised shopkeepers were selling petrol at very high rates while the district administration was not taking any action against them. Meanwhile, low gas pressure in several areas of the city also caused problems for the people.

Firing kills child in Sialkot
By our correspondent
SIALKOT: An eight-year-old child was killed during a jubilant firing in a marriage function at Chak Bagga in Sabzpir police limits on Sunday. The marriage function of two brothers – Qaisar and Mehmood – was under way when some of the participants resorted to aerial firing in jubilation. As a result, a bullet hit grooms’ nephew Ahmad, injuring him seriously. He was shifted to a hospital where he died. Police have started investigations.

Three killed in Nankana accident
By our correspondent
NANKANA SAHIB: Three friends were killed in a road accident near Sangla Hill level crossing on Sunday. Khalil, Younas and Faisal were on their way when a speeding bus hit their motorcycle, killing them on the spot.

Pindi Bhattian TMO among four booked
Five-year-old boy dies after falling into manhole
By our correspondent
HAFIZABAD: A five-year-old boy died after falling into an open manhole here on Saturday. Muhammad Kashif with his father Muhammad Dawood had gone to a marriage hall to attend a wedding when he accidentally fell into a nearby open manhole and died. After the incident, DCO Muhammad Usman reached the house of the victim and ordered a case against the responsible TMA officials. On his orders, the Jalalpur Bhattian police registered a case against Pindi Bhattian TMO Intesam Shah, the TO I&S and Sub-Engineers Muhammad Bilal and Sajjad on the charge of negligence. Meanwhile, DCO Muhammad Usman has also suspended the booked officials.

School named after Peshawar martyr
By our correspondent
GUJRANWALA: Government High School Kamoke has been named after the APS martyr student Muhammad Umair. The new name of the school is now Government Umair Shaheed High School. A notification has been issued in this regard.

Notorious human smuggler held
By our correspondent
GUJRANWALA: The FIA claimed to have arrested a notorious human smuggler from Heelan Chung, Phalia. On a tip-off, a team led by SI Zahid Farooq raided the place and arrested Tahir Muhammad Khan, son of Amir Khan. The accused had extorted millions of rupees from dozens of people on the pretext of sending them Turkey and Greece. He was wanted in eight cases.


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