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Lahore

June 20, 2017

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30 injured in jubilant firing in City

30 injured in jubilant firing in City

LAHORE

Around thirty people were injured in aerial firing to celebrate Pakistan’s historical victory against India in ICC Champions Trophy final on Sunday night.

Police took no action till the guns were themselves silenced. The incidents happened all around Lahore. However, most affected areas included low-lying areas where firings injured most of the people including women and children. No causality has been reported in these incidents. The injured were shifted to mostly private hospitals.

According to medico legal section of three major hospitals including Jinnah, Mayo, Ganga Ram, 10 people were reportedly injured in the incidents of aerial firing.

Six cases were reported in Services Hospital, two in General Hospital and rest in other hospitals.

“Most cases, however, went unreported as people did not bother to register cases,” said, doctor Dr Abdul Basit from Mayo Hospital. Areas where frequent incidents of aerial firing occurred were Shadbagh, Walled City, Islampura, Nawan Kot, Nawab Town, Misri Shah and Johar Town.

Some of the victims were identified. Syeda Bibi of Green Town was lying on roof of her house when she received a bullet injury. She was admitted to Jinnah Hospital. Talal Hussain and Kamal Khan of Mcdonald at Johar Town received injuries in the jubilant firing.

Talal Hussain was admitted to Jinnah Hospital. Nida Rafaqat, a resident of Kot Kamboh Nawankot, received bullet injury on her right leg while sleeping on roof.

Irfan received bullet injury on his hip in Hadiara, Ibar in Johar Town, Talib Hussain in Bagrian Green Town, Zainab Bibi in Sattokatla and Younas in Nawab Town.

An official of the health department confirmed the incidents. However, he said the department did not compile the data of injured people as according to him the injuries were not fatal and most of the people had been discharged after initial treatments.

Police arrested eight people in the aerial firing on Monday while a statement issued on Sunday night stated that police arrested 59 suspects reportedly involved in wheelie and aerial firing and registered 30 cases against them. CCPO Amin Wains conducted a meeting with DIGs, SPs, DSPs and SHOs at Qila Gujjar Singh police lines on Monday about security, law and order and crime control during the last Ashara of Ramazan. He ordered police officers to take action against the people involved in wheelie and aerial firing.

Cops rewarded:  Additional Inspector general of Police PHP, Amjad Javid Saleemi, awarded cash prizes of Rs 800,000 and CCI among the best performers of the year of patrolling posts, riverine posts and inter-provincial boarder check posts’ officials. During prize distribution ceremony he said Punjab Highway Patrol is securing and rendering helps to commuters day and night in three shifts on 11,000 km highway roads while traffic management is being conducted on 12 roads in all over the Punjab, cases are being registered against the commuters on violation of traffic rules. He added for checking/monitoring vehicles entering from the other provinces to Punjab five remote search parks have been established while 61 Inter-provincial Boarder check posts have been made and 49 riverine check posts haven been operational to patrol in river areas which are abolishing criminal activities and arresting culprits. He said through Green PHP campaign, 1500,000 trees have been planted.

OVERLOADING: On the directives of Shaukat Hayat, Inspector General National Highways & Motorway Police, Central Zone has launched enforcement campaign to control overcharging and overloading in Public Service Vehicle on during Eid days. This was stated by DIG Mirza Faran Baig while making surprise checking of overcharging in buses on national highways near Thokar Niaz Baig. The central zone will return overly charged amount to passengers and imposed fine on violations. DIG Mirza Faran Baig directed the patrolling officers to carry out strict enforcement against PSVs which involves in overcharging and overloading. DIG directed the sector and beat commanders to personally supervise the patrolling officers and conduct meetings with transporters associations regarding overcharging and overloading. The coordination will also be made with secretary RTA for proper enforcement against overcharging in PSVs.  

The DIG asked passengers to cooperate with motorway police and informed on Helpline 130 if any transporter charge extra fare or misbehave with them.

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