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March 15, 2019

Newly-wed burnt alive by her in-laws


March 15, 2019

LAHORE: A 35-year-old newly-wed woman was burnt alive allegedly by her in-laws in the Millat Park police limits on Thursday.

Police have registered a case against the victim’s husband, mother-in-law and brother-in-law. The victim, identified as Nasreen Bibi, daughter of Shafqat, had married Shahzad three months back.

The couple used to scuffle on domestic issues. The victim in her last statement to police said she was in the kitchen when her in-laws doused her in petrol and burnt her. She was rushed to hospital where she died. Police reached the scene and collected evidence. The accused persons are at large. Further investigation is underway.

Accidents: The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) responded to 791 road accidents in all 36 districts of Punjab during the last 24 hours. Fire Rescue Service: A Scottish delegation headed by former Scottish Parliamentarian Hanzala Malik reviewed the performance of the Fire Rescue Service trained by the Scottish Fire Service here on Thursday. He said that they were impressed with the progress made by Rescue 1122 in building on the training received from Scotland by mainstreaming the training in the field and the Emergency Services Academy.

The delegation reviewed the performance and fire-related emergency data and visited the Rescue Command and Control Center, Lahore and met with firefighters working at different rescue stations of the district.

They also observed ongoing firefighting training of firefighters at Emergency Services Academy to assessed and analyzed the international standards learnt from the Scottish Fire Service.

The Scottish delegation comprised Mr. Hanzala Malik, Ms. Anne McTaggart, former MSP, Mr. John Paul Nattress, Mr. Mohammad Razaq, Mr. John David Alexander and Ms. Haleema Sadia.

While briefing the delegates, Punjab Rescue DG Dr Rizwan Naseer said that twinning of Lahore and Glasgow was a great step towards the MoU of Fire and Rescue Service Pakistan with Strethclyde Fire & Rescue and Scottish Fire Service through which the training of rescue officers, instructors were made possible from Scotland which resulted establishment of a Modern Fire Service in Pakistan in 2007.

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