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May 25, 2017

Briefs

National

 
May 25, 2017

Sun to align over Kaaba on Sunday

By our correspondent

Islamabad: The Sun will align directly over Kaaba at the Grand Mosque on Sunday (May 28) with the Pakistan Meteorological Department asking the people to find its direction by looking at the Sun’s shadow. “The Sun will shine exactly over the Qibla Shareef (Khana Kaaba) at 14:18 PST on May 28. This is an opportunity to Muslims to mark the exact Qibla direction. They should fix a stick on the ground vertically and observe the shadow of the stick. The shadow line will indicate the Qibla direction,” PMD Climate Data Processing Centre Karachi director Abdul Rashid said in a statement. The alignment of the Sun over the Kaaba occurs twice every year.

Four of a family burnt in Phoolnagar

By our correspondent

PHOOLNAGAR: Four members of a family were burnt when they received electric shocks in Barkat Town on Wednesday. Arif was present on the rooftop of his house when his hand accidentally touched 11000KV high transmission lines passing over his head. As a result, he received severe electric shocks. In the meantime, Arif’s brother Manzoor and children Sadaf and Bilal also received electric shocks when they tried to save Arif. All members of the family were shifted to the Jinnah Hospital, Lahore.

 

   Polio supervisor killed in Bannu

BANNU: Unknown motorcyclists killed a polio supervisor in the main bazaar of the Bannu district, the police confirmed on Wednesday. Polio supervisor Raibullah, resident of Kotka Hayat Kale, Kurram Ghari, was sitting in his shop at Sher Qadir Market at Peepal Bazaar when motorcyclists opened fire at him that resulted in his death on the spot. Police have registered a case.

Driver killed, LHW injured in firing

By our correspondent

PESHAWAR: A lady health worker (LHW) sustained injuries while her driver was killed in a firing incident in the limits of Regi Police Station on Wednesday. Police said armed men opened fire on the car and killed driver Nabi and injured the LHW, Kausar. Superintendent of Police (SP), Rural, Furqan Bilal, said the driver had an enmity and police were investigating the case.

       

Liquor, charas seized in Phoolnagar

By our correspondent

PHOOLNAGAR: Police arrested two accused and recovered liquor and charas from them in Phoolnagar on Wednesday. The city police, during snap checking on the Eidgah Road, arrested accused Rana Amir and recovered 30 litre liquor from him. The Sadr police arrested accused Iftikhar in Dina Nath and recovered 1,055 gram charas from him.

 

Physical remand of two terrorists granted till 31st

By our correspondent

FAISALABAD: Anti-Terrorism Court Special Judge Khalil Naz on Wednesday granted physical remand of two terrorists till May 31.The CTD produced Sheikh Tayyab and Hussain Ahmad, members of a banned organisation, before the court and demanded their physical remand. Earlier, the CTD had arrested the accused persons from the suburbs of TT Singh and had recovered explosive material from their possession.

 

GUJRANWALA: A local court on Wednesday sent 18 Afghans, who were residing illegally without having legal documents, on judicial remand.Earlier, Aroop police had produced 18 Afghans of three families, including 12 children, before the court. According to the police, the accused would be deported to Afghanistan after completion of legal process.