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February 15, 2018

GCU associate professor shot dead in Gulberg


February 15, 2018

LAHORE: Associate Professor of Government College University (GCU) Dr Tanzeem Akbar Cheema was shot dead by unidentified suspects near Kalma Chowk in Gulberg police limits here on Wednesday.

Police removed the body to morgue for autopsy and started an investigation. Dr Tanzeem Akbar, 42, of GCU Botany Department belonged to Gojra. The victim had done his PhD in Bio Technology from Thailand and served in GCU for 13 years. He left a widow and three children. He was currently residing in Marghazar Colony.

The victim was on his way on a car when he reached near Kalma Chowk, the suspects riding a bike intercepted him, exchanged some harsh words and opened indiscriminate firing. As a result, the victim received bullet injuries while attacker (s) fled the scene.

The victim was rushed to hospital where he was declared as brought dead. Police after being informed reached the scene and collected forensic evidence. The body was later handed over to victim’s family for burial.

Police have registered a case under murder offence on the complaint of victim’s brother Zubair Cheema. Police have also collected CCTV footage from around the crime scene. The CCTV footage shows that the killer was engaged in some conversation with the victim and later opened fire. However, the family could not identify the killer as yet. Police said the accused used 9mm pistol in the attack. The victim received four bullets—three in legs and one in chest which proved fatal for his life.

BODY FOUND: A 32-year-old man was found dead from Data Darbar police limits. Police have removed the body to morgue for autopsy. The victim yet to be identified was lying dead near the shrine. Police claimed the victim died due to excessive use of drugs.

COMMITS SUICIDE: A 30-year-old man committed suicide over unknown issue in Nishtar Colony police limits. Police removed the body to morgue for autopsy. The victim has been identified as Asif of Youhanabad. Police said the victim swallowed poisonous pills. He was rushed to hospital where he died.

OPC: With a view to provide an opportunity to staff members to share their proposals for bringing further improvement in the office working and to redress their problems in an amicable manner, third monthly open-house session was arranged by Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC), Punjab. Vice Chairperson, OPC, Shaheen Khalid Butt presided over the session while DG Syed Javed Iqbal Bokhari, Additional DG Agha Yousaf, Directors Asad Naeem, Raja Zubair, Ishrat Ullah Niazi and officers and staff members attended the session. Speaking on this occasion, Shaheen Khalid Butt said that purpose of this open-house session is to give a conducive platform to the staff to informally give their input about the affairs of the office.

He said that feasible proposals presented by the staff are being implemented upon swiftly to ensure better service-delivery for the employees of the OPC and betterment of office working. On this occasion, the employees of the OPC gave different proposals for bringing further betterment in the office functioning. Director Administration Asad Naeem reviewed the proposals presented in previous session and announced the decisions made by the OPC management on the basis of these recommendations.

POs arrested: In a crackdown on proclaimed offenders (POs) initiated by FIA Lahore, three POs were arrested.

According to FIA Assistant Director Ahsan Bajwa, the arrested POs were identified as Mudassir Hussain, Jahangir Qureshi and Muhammad Jasim of Lahore. He said the POs were wanted by FIA in multiple FIRs and they had been absconder for a long time.

The officer said they were accused of fraudulently extorting different money from a number of people. They were also involved in fake visa documents preparation, he added.

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