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April 17, 2018

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Man hammers wife to death

GUJRANWALA: A man allegedly hammered his wife to death over a domestic issue at Hashmi Colony on Monday. Reportedly, Tariq quarreled with his wife Razia over domestic issue. Later, he allegedly hit a hammer into her head when she was busy cooking in the kitchen. As a result, she was killed on the spot. Victim Razia was mother of seven children. Police have started investigation.

ECP increases display centres to 1500: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has increased the number of display centres from 434 to 1,500 in Gujranwala division.

Regional Election Commissioner Chaudhry Aleem Shahab and Election Officer Adnan Sakhawat Ali said the purpose of increasing the display centres was to facilitate people for registration, correction or transfer of their votes data.

They said now 370 centres were functioning in Gujranwala, 331 in Gujrat, 250 in Sialkot, 246 Norwal, 161 Hafizabad and 142 in Mandi Bahauddin district. Seven registration officers and 141 assistant registration officers have been appointed throughout the division to resolve the complaints/objections of the citizens.

At least 27 revising authorities will also work from 8:00am to 4:00pm till April 24. Details of votes’ registration can be obtained by sending the CNIC number to 8300 through SMS while lists of these display centres have also been placed at the Election Commission of Pakistan website.

DEMO AGAINST POLICE: The heirs of a youth Monday staged demonstration against the police outside the CPO office for not arresting the accused involved in a kidnapping and torture incident. The protesters alleged that an influential accused Sardar Shaukat kidnapped the youth Ansar Javed over a monetary dispute and threw him near his house after brutally torturing him. Khiali police have allegedly reluctant to arrest the accused.

CASH, VALUABLES LOOTED: A 15-member dacoit gang swept four houses here at Toley village, Kamoke on Monday. Reportedly, the gang members entered all houses turn-by-turn. After locking the family members in a room, they took away 3.2 million cash, 19 tollas gold ornaments and other valuables and fled. The affected citizen was Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf councillor Azam Virk.

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