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May 31, 2017

Briefs

National

 
May 31, 2017

 

Two killed, six injured in Nowshera accident

By our correspondent

NOWSHERA: Two persons were killed and six others sustained injuries when two tractor-trolleys ran over a car on Charsaddda road on Tuesday. Sardar Ali reported to the police that he along with his friends was on way when two tractor-trolleys coming from the opposite direction ran over his car (LED-5041) on Charsadda road. As a result, Atiq and Abdul Haq were killed on the spot while six other persons sustained injuries.

 

Train kills youth

By our correspondent

LAHORE: A 25-year-old man was killed by a train in Rana Town on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Barkat Ali. He was crossing the rail tracks while listening to music on his cell phone when he came under the wheels of a train, resulting into his immediate death. The body has been removed to morgue.

 

DSP dies, SI injured in Quetta firing

 

QUETTA: Deputy Superintendent Police (DSP) Umar Rehman was killed while his nephew Sub-Inspector (SI) Bilal Shams was injured after some unidentified armed men opened fire on them in Huda. According to the media reports, the DSP, along with his nephew, was heading for their home when some unknown armed motorcyclists opened fire on them near the Jail Road and fled. As a result, the DSP suffered a head injury while his nephew SI Bilal Shams sustained leg injury. Both were shifted to the Civil Hospital Quetta for treatment where the DSP succumbed to his injuries. A case in this regard has been registered at the Saddar police station of Quetta. Later, the body of slain Umar Rehman was laid to rest at the Jail Road graveyard on Tuesday. Inspector General Balochistan Police Ahsan Mehboob, DIG Quetta Abdul Razzaq Cheema, a large number of police officials and general public attended the funeral prayers.

 

Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan joins PTI

ISLAMABAD: Former federal minister and PPP leader Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan joined the PTI Tuesday. Firdous Ashiq Awan formally made this announcement after holding a meeting with PTI Chairman Imran Khan in Nathiagali. Earlier, she held talks with PTI general secretary and Imran’s close aide Jahangir Tareen at his residence in Islamabad. She got elected as MNA for the first time in 2002 on PML-Q’s ticket. She later left the party by resigning from the seat of National Assembly and went into the by-election from the PPP ticket and got re-elected in 2008. During the PPP’s tenure, she was appointed federal minister for national regulation and services. She had given her resignation to prime minister Yusuf Raza Gilani on December 25, 2011 because she thought “party leaders are continuously ignoring her”. The resignation was later declined by Gilani after holding a one-on-one meeting with her.

 

 Heatwave to continue

By our correspondent

LAHORE: Heatwave continued to persist in the provincial capital here on Monday while the Met office predicted entry of a new westerly wave in upper parts of the country, which may stay till Wednesday (today). Met office predicted that mainly very hot and dry weather is expected in plain areas of the country during the day time. They added dust-thunderstorm/rain with gusty winds is expected at a few places in Hazara, Rawalpindi divisions & Kashmir. The Met office predicted that dust-thunderstorm/rain with gusty winds is expected at isolated places in Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat, Mardan, Bannu, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Lahore divisions, Islamabad, Fata, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during the next 48 hours. No rainfall was recorded in the country anywhere while maximum temperature was recorded at Turbat where mercury reached 53°C while in other cities it was Sibbi 51°C, Lasbella 49°C, Panjgur, Padidan, Dadu, Jacobabad 47°C, Dalbandin, Nokkundi, Mohen Jodaro, Hyderabad and Larkana 46°C. Met officials said the record temperature of 47°C observed in Panjgur while its earlier record was 43.5°C on 26th of May, 2010. In Lahore, the maximum temperature was 37°C, minimum was 28.5°C and humidity was 27 percent.

 

 

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