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December 2, 2019

Two brothers die in clash between two groups


December 2, 2019

LAHORE:Two brothers were killed and two other people injured in firing between two parties in the Misri Shah area on Sunday.

A brief exchange of harsh words over an issue between the two parties led to the murders near Darbar Ghoray Shah Road, Misri Shah. Both parties were allegedly involved in drug pushing. The victims identified as Feezan Sadiq, 23 and Abdul Rehman Sadiq, 25, were involved in various criminal cases. Accused Asif Masih, who also sustained wounds in the firing, and Munir, cousin of the victims, were admitted to hospital where Munir's condition was also stated to be critical. The accused party had also fired shots at Misri Shah police some days back and managed to get their accomplice freed from police custody.

Police removed the bodies to morgue.

TWO DIE: Two persons were killed and five others injured when a balloon vendor's gas cylinder exploded near Liaqatabad flats on Sunday.

The vendor was inflating balloons using a gas cylinder when it exploded with a big bang. As a result, Wajid, 50, and Azeem, 18, died on the spot and five others were injured, who were later identified as Shawaiz, 17, Anwar, 19, Rasheed, 23, Rehman, 35, and an unidentified woman,60. Rescuers rushed to the spot and shifted the injured to a local hospital.

IG: Inspector General of Police, Punjab, Shoaib Dastgir visited Counter-Terrorism Department headquarters and Special Branch headquarters at Robert's Club on Sunday.

At the CTD office, he was told that 90 per cent reduction in terrorism was observed in the province in 2019 and no sectarian-based terrorism was seen in the province during the last three years.

Banned terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Jhangvi was completely swept away from Punjab, whereas, effective action was being taken against al-Qaeda and Daesh also.

The IG was informed that during the last 11 months, 281 cases were registered against terrorists and their facilitators and 310 terrorists and their facilitators were arrested.

The IG praised the initiatives of CTD.

During his visit to Special Branch Headquarters, the IG said the intelligence wing must be further empowered. He also directed the officials to continue refresher courses and training workshops for the capacity building of officials so that they could perform their duties effectively.

He directed the officials to conduct search, sweep, combing and intelligence-based operations on a daily basis in sensitive districts.

Protest: Locals of Gujjarpura staged a protest demonstration at Singhpura Chowk on Sunday against land grabbers and Mughalpura police. The protesters blocked the roads in protest, burnt tyres and chanted slogans against police for not taking action against Alyas Gujjar on charges of grabbing their property. The protesters said that they had lodged their complaint with Mughapura police but police were reluctant to take action against the accused of illegally possessing people's properties. They demanded of the authority concerned to take immediate action against the alleged qabza mafia.

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