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May 30, 2017

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May 30, 2017

Major terror bid foiled in Kohlu

KOHLU: The Levies and intelligence agency personnel claimed to have foiled a major terror bid and recovered huge cache of weapons and explosives during a search operation in Kohlu area of Balochistan. On a tip-off, the Levies accompanied by intelligence agency personnel raided a hideout Monday in Kohlu and recovered weapons and explosives buried in the soil. The personnel have impounded the explosives, weapons and started interrogation.

 

Public sector institutions’ vacation from June 5

Islamabad: Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) Monday announced the summer vacations for the public sector schools and colleges of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) from June 5 to August 6. Talking to APP Monday, Director General FDE, Dr Hasnat Qureshi said there were some suggestions to close the educational institutions before start of the holy month of Ramazan but it was not possible. “Our teachers were performing duty on Census, due to which the targeted course could not be completed in the schools,” he added. Therefore, he said the summer vacations would be started from June 5 so that the course could be completed. The schools would be opened after vacations on August 6 for the preparations of Independence Day celebrations to be held on August 14, he added.

 

Lok Virsa introduces four-month music course

Islamabad: National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) has introduced a four-month music course to promote folk music of country. An official told APP that after Eid, Lok Virsa would announce to organise classes for the new talent. He said that the willing persons could register now to get an opportunity of music learning. During the course, coaching in various musical instruments like Rubab, Bansuri and Harmonium would be offered. In addition basic classes in singing would be part of the program.

 

Newborn abducted from Lahore hospital

By our correspondent

LAHORE: An unidentified woman abducted a newborn baby from the Lahore General Hospital. On the application of father of the baby, Muhammad Imran, a case has been registered by Kotlakhpat police. According to a press release issued on Monday, Muhammad Imran of Chungi Amar Sadhu got her wife admitted to the Lahore General Hospital for a delivery case. A baby boy was born on May 28, who was handed over to Imran after completion of the hospital rules and regulations. Imran gave the newborn to his cousin Sumaira who sat outside the labour room along with her husband. In the midnight, an unidentified woman came there and asked Sumaira’s husband to fetch a glass of water. In his absence, she managed to abduct the baby and escaped. The hospital administration was probing the matter. LGH MS Dr Ghulam Sabir has asked the police to use modern technology to arrest the accused and recovery of the infant. He said the abducted baby was delivered through operation and handed over to his family in accordance with the hospital’s SOPs.

 

NAB arrests ETPB official for fraud

By our correspondent

LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Lahore, Tuesday arrested another central accused Faizan Shams, Investment Management Officer, of the Investment Management Unit of Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) on charges of being part of Rs1,870 million graft case. According to a NAB spokesman, accused Faizan Shams was appointed as Investment Management Unit Officer (IMO) in connivance with the main accused Asif Hashmi with other co-accused. He said the accused monitored the whole Rs1,870 million scam deal being an IMO, whereas, the same kept all records/file of the ETPB and M/s high links deal. According to NAB spokesman, on the directives of NAB Lahore, DG Shahzad Saleem, regarding holding transparent and following merit in each and every case, Faizan Shams was arrested from Lahore and would be produced before accountability court for seeking his physical remand.

 

Man jailed for blackmailing girl

By our correspondent

LAHORE: An Additional District and Sessions Court on Monday awarded one year jail to an accused over charges of blackmailing a girl by making her fake Facebook account. The court has also imposed a fine of Rs40,000 on the convict, Faheem Islam. The FIA had booked the accused under the Cyber Crime Act. The Federal Investigation Agency’s cyber crime wing had arrested Faheem for hacking the Facebook accounts of people and blackmailing them. The suspect also blackmailed people by hacking their accounts and gaining access to their photos and other personal data. He was arrested on a complaint of girl who he blackmailed.

 

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