Man strangles sister-in-law over property – 09 Jun 2022

LAHORE: A man strangled his sister-in-law to death over a property dispute in Defence C on Wednesday. Reportedly, the suspect Ramzan had exchanged bitter words with his sister-in-law Irshad Bibi over a property dispute in a house near Barki Road. He was so annoyed that he strangled her to death. A police team removed the body to morgue.

FIRE: Fire erupted in an empty plot in Johar Town on Wednesday. Reportedly, the fire erupted in trees and bush in a plot near Expo Center. The firefighters reached the spot on information and extinguished the fire. No loss of life or injury was reported in the incident.

accidents: The Punjab Emergency Service Department (PESD) responded to 945 road traffic accidents in all districts of Punjab during the last 24 hours.

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Siblings shot dead over family feud – 09 Jun 2022

A brother and sister were shot dead over a family feud in Kotla Chitpari village in the limits of Havelian police station on Tuesday night. Police said that the suspects managed to escape after committing the crime. They added that brother and sister, Chaudhry Owais, son of Chaudhry Salman and his sister were killed when they were going home in a local public transport vehicle. Havelian police shifted the bodies to Type-D hospital. Later, the bodies of deceased were handed over to the family after the completion of medical and legal formalities.

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Fierce gun battle over cow theft claims lives of young woman, uncle – 08 Jun 2022

SUKKUR: A 20-year-old woman and her uncle were killed when two groups of heavily armed men took up positions and traded fire for about three hours in a village of Jacobabad district over a matter of cow theft on Monday night. The area police remained on the sidelines until the gun battle was over.

Reports from Gulbahar Banglani village, located on the outskirts of the district, suggested that a quarrel took place between some members of the Dahani community on one side and a group of men belonging to the Banglani community on the other following theft of a cow.

Both sides took up arms and started shooting on each other. As the gun battle turned fierce, they took up positions and intensified firing with their sophisticated weapons. The area police were present close to the battle field but they did not intervene even after a large number of women from both sides came out of their houses and asked them to get the battle stopped.

The women then brought copies of the Holy Quran from their houses and, each one carrying one copy on her head, went to their respective community members to beg them to stop shooting.

The police entered the village after the battle and collected the bodies of Faiza Banglani, 20, and her uncle, Ghulam Shabbir Banglani. Two other persons, Shoukat Ali and Liaquat Ali, both belonging to the Dahani community, were found wounded in the clash.

The personnel of the Punho Bhatti police station transported the bodies and wounded persons to the Jacobabad Civil Hospital.

After a post-mortem examination, the bodies were handed over to the heirs. The wounded persons were admitted to the hospital for treatment.

Neither any of those involved in the gun battle was arrested nor was the case of the incident registered till late Tuesday evening.

The situation in the village and nearby localities dominated by the either communities was tense as people feared a flare up following the casualties and the unresolved issue of cow theft.

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Man kills sister, youth for `honour` – 08 Jun 2022

DERA GHAZI KHAN: A man allegedly killed his sister and a youth for `honour` with the help of his accomplices and later threw their bodies into the River Indus in the jurisdiction of Bangla Iccha police station in Rojhan Mazari tehsil of Rajanpur district on Tuesday.

According to the police, Jameel, a resident of riverine area of Sabzani, with his accomplices killed his sister `Z` and a youth, Fiyaz, over suspicion of having relations.

After killing them, the suspects threw the bodies into the River Indus.

On being informed of the incident, Bangla Iccha Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Ghulam Murtaza, with police and Rescue 1122 teams, is leading a search operation to find the bodies in the river, while the alleged killers are still at large.

The police have registered a mur-der case against the suspects.

CONFISCATION ORDER: Excise Director has issued notices for the confiscation and sale of the Bank of Punjab`s (BoP) property to recover Rs16,054,705 token fee on the bank`s vehicles.

DG Khan Excise and Taxation Department Collector/Director Muhammad Asif has issued orders and warrants for sale of the bank`s property by attaching the relevant documents.

The director said that 1,454 vehicles of the BoP, DG Khan division, were token tax def aulter.

He said the recovery of the token fee could not be made despite the visit of the E&T staff and serving legal notices.

He said the action had been taken under Section 11 (1) (2) of the Motor Vehicles Taxation Act.

He said indiscriminate proceedings would be continued till the recovery of the tax amount.

MPA BOOKED: Darhama police have registered a case against a member of provincial assembly ofthe Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and his brother for allegedly hoarding fertilisers.

As per of ficial sources, a team led by Agriculture Extension Assistant Director Muhammad Kaleem Kooria conducted a raid on fertilisers warehouse owned by Rafiq Pitafi, brother of PTI MPA Hanif Pitafi.

The sources said the raiding team found 1,000 bags of fertilisers allegedly hoarded in the warehouse.

On knowing about the raid, PTI MPA Hanif Pitafi also reached the spot and tried to convince the officials that the fertilisers stock kept in the warehouse was declared.

However, the MPA and his brother could not produce relevant legal documents regarding sale and purchase of the fertilisers.

On the assistant director`s complaint, Drahma police registered a case against the MPA Hanif Pitafi and his brother Rafiq Pitafi under sections 10, 13 and 16 of The Punjab Fertiliser (Control) Order 1973.

No arrest was made so far.

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Rape suspect arrested in Bahawalnagar – 08 Jun 2022

BAHAWALNAGAR: The Fort Abbas police on Tuesday arrested one of the two suspects who allegedly raped two teenage Hindu sisters on June 5.

The police said the complainants, of Chak 281/HR, went out to answer the call of nature late on Sunday when the suspects raped them at a deserted place and later fled.

Some passersby were alerted to the cries of the girls.

Some notables of the area tried to stop the girls` father f rom contacting the police. The police said the other suspect had secured his interim bail in the case. Police sources confirmed that the initial medical report confirmed the rape of both victims.

ACCIDENT: Three people, including a f ather and his son, died on Tuesday when a bus hit a loader rickshaw on Chishtian Road near the Ramna Factory stop. Rescue 1122 of ficials said the deceased include rickshaw driver Afzal and his son Nadeem. A passenger named Shah Sawar succumbed to his injuries while being shifted to the DHQ Hospital. The bus driver fled, however, the police af ter taking the bus into custody are looking into the matter. Correspondent

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Truck driver beaten to death during brawl – 08 Jun 2022

Karachi: Tension prevailed in the Steel Town area after a truck driver was beaten to death during a clash between members of two communities on Tuesday.

The incident took place near the Murshid Market within the limits of the Steel Town police station.

The brawl began when a Mazda truck driven by Sadiq, 38, son of Ramzan, collided with a motorcycle driven by a man, Tariq, police said, adding that the two men belonged to two different communities and they called their community members at the scene who attacked each other with sticks and batons.

The truck driver was killed in the scuffle. Later, a contingent of police reached the scene and arrested three suspects.

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131 women kidnapped across Pakistan in May – 08 Jun 2022

Islamabad: According to research conducted by the Sustainable Social Development Organisation (SSDO) and the Centre for Research, Development, and Communication (CRDC), the kidnapping of women, rape, and violence against women were the most reported cases in the mainstream media during the month of May 2022.

The kidnapping of women was the most heavily reported in the media, with a total of 131 cases with 96 of these cases reported only from the province of Punjab. Sindh reported 23 cases, followed by 11 from KP and 1 from Islamabad while no cases of kidnapping were reported from Balochistan. Rape was the second most reported in the media, where a total of 57 such cases. The province of Punjab again reported the highest number of cases of rape: 38, followed by Sindh with 13 cases, 3 from KP, 2 from Islamabad, and only 1 from Balochistan.

Similarly, violence against women saw significant reporting in the media with a total of 49 cases. The highest (38) were reported in Punjab, 9 in Sindh, and 2 in KPK, whereas no cases were reported in Balochistan and Islamabad.

15 cases of domestic violence were reported in the province of Punjab which is highest among all provinces whereas 6 cases were reported in Sindh, while KP, and Islamabad reported 1 case respectively, and no cases from Balochistan of domestic violence. This led to a combined 23 cases. A total of 22 women were killed in the name of honour with Punjab (14), KP (5), and Sindh (3), whereas no case was reported from Balochistan and Islamabad.

The lowest prevalence in media reporting was of workplace harassment, where only 2 cases were reported in the country, both from Punjab. Amongst all indicators of violence against children, the highest prevalence was of child abuse, where a total of 43 cases were reported across the country, with Punjab leading with 22 cases, followed by 11 in KP and 7 in Sindh.

The lowest frequencies were reported in Islamabad (3). Interestingly, for the other two indicators, child labour, and child marriage, zero cases were reported all over Pakistan. However, this simply means that zero cases of child labour and marriage were reported in the media. This does not mean that no such cases took place.

Syed Kausar Abbas, Executive Director, SSDO stated, “The aim of regularly publishing this data is to bring attention to the rapid increase in violence against women and children. Just this month, over 300 different cases of this nature occurred. We hope that with increased media attention and reporting, the government, police, and judiciary dedicate their attention to speedy processing, resolution, and punishment.”

SSDO and CRDC conducted daily tracking of several mainstream newspapers against nine indicators of violence against women and children. The selection criteria of the newspapers was based on being the most famous, accessible, and most-read newspapers in Pakistan. This data is published every month on SSDO’s official website, while both organisations also publish a consolidated report annually.

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Suspect arrested for raping, blackmailing girl – 08 Jun 2022

LAHORE: A suspect was arrested for raping and blackmailing a girl over marriage promises in Ghalib Market on Tuesday. The victim alleged that the arrested suspect Faisal Abbas had developed relationship with her over promises of marriage. He shot videos and pictures of intimate moments with her. The suspect based on the video not only coerce her for physical favours but would also demand money. Police have arrested the suspect and registered a case against him.

Suspect arrested for raping minor: A suspect was arrested for raping a minor boy at roof of a mosque in Nawan Kot on Tuesday. Reportedly, the suspect Faizan had lured the victim to rooftop when prayer congregation (jamat) had just commenced. He threatened the victim and raped him. Police registered a case on the complaint of victim’s father and have arrested the suspect.

CTD arrests nine suspects: The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) Punjab has arrested nine suspects belonging to different defunct organisations during 38 intelligence-based operations in Punjab. A spokesman for CTD said that during these IBOs, 40 suspects were interrogated while the arrested nine suspects included M Riaz of defunct organization ‘SMP’, Syed M Taqi-ul Hasnain from ‘SMP’, Sadam Hussain from TTP, Jameel ur Rehman from Al-Qaida, Khalid Mehmood from LeJ, Naveed Akhtar from HIA (RAW), Abid Ullah Khan from TTP, M Arshad from TTP and Asad Abbas from SMP.

However, two suspects – Rasool Khan and Ibrahim Khan were also arrested for pilferage of explosives. Robber killed in ‘encounter’: One robber was killed and another was injured during two police encounters in the provincial capital while their accomplices escaped. According to the police, the accused Mudassar alias Malik Qazai who killed the woman in Faisal Town during the robbery was killed during the alleged police encounter near Kahna. The accused person was carrying a murder weapon when his accomplices opened fire to rescue the accused on the way, killing the accused.

In another encounter, police signaled bikers to stop near Kamahan Ring Road in Nishtar Colony upon which the motorcyclists started firing at police party.

Incharge Investigations charge sheeted: Incharge Investigations Samanabad has been charge sheeted and a constable, his tout confident booked in a case for demanding bribe after keeping a person into illegal detention. Reportedly, police had booked and arrested a citizen identified as Aman Ullah in a gambling case. Incharge Investigations SI M Ashraf, constable Usman and a tout demanded money as bribe from him. As the matter came into notice of DIG Investigations Kamran Adil, he charge sheeted the SI and booked the constable and the tout.

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Shrine attendant defrauded through marriage scam – 08 Jun 2022

Muhammad Din lost cash, jewelry amongst other valuable items in fraud

Four persons, including two women, deprived a shrine attendant of cash, jewelery and valuable clothes through a fake marriage scam.

According to the case filed by Shrine servant Muhammad Din, it was stated that accused, Nadeem Sarwar, approached him with a proposal; if Din paid Rs100,000, Sarwar would arrange his marriage. Din paid Rs80,000 to the accused, who arranged a fake marriage with a woman identified as Shahnaz Bibi Sial, but did not give him the marriage certificate.

Shahnaz Bibi told Din that she was going to visit her parents, taking Rs200,000 worth of jewelry, expensive clothes and Rs200,000 in cash.

She never returned. The accused allegedly conspired to forge a marriage certificate and cheated Din out of the aforementioned assets and cash.

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Dua Zehra sent to shelter home after refusal to meet parents – 07 Jun 2022

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Monday ordered the ossification test of Dua Zehra to determine her age after she refused to go with her parents and maintained that she was not an underage girl.

A two-judge bench comprising Justice Muhammad Junaid Ghaffar and Justice Amjad Ali Sahito also sent the girl, who had gone missing from her Karachi home in April and later surf aced in Punjab, to a shelter home till June 8.

It further directed the investigating of ficer of the case to complete the exercise of ossification test/medical examination within two days.

The parents of Dua were present on the premises of SHC when police brought her to court. They attempted to meet her or talk to her before and during the hearing, but policewomen escorting her asked them to stay away.

The petitioner`s lawyer requested the court to allow the parents to meet their daughter. The bench said it had asked the girl, but she refused to meet her parents and the court could not force her to do so.

The matter was fixed for June 10 but it wastaken up for hearing on Monday on the request of the Advocate General (AG) following the recovery of the girl.

In the light of SHC`s earlier directives, police produced the girl before the bench submitting that she was recovered from Chishtian in Bahawalnagar.

The bench recorded her statement on oath and she stated that her age was around 17-18 years and his father had lodged a false case about her abduction since she was not abducted by any person. `Now I intend to go with my husband Zaheer Ahmed,` she said.

AG Salman Talibuddin submitted that the marriage was solemnised outside Sindh and no FIR had been registered under the Sindh Child Marriages Restraint Act, 2013, whereas an FIR lodged on the complaint of Dua`s father under the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) for the offence of abduction and under the Prevention of Trafficking in Persons Act, 2018 in Karachi.

He submitted that no case was apparently made out in view of the facts and circumstances of the case and the statement of the girl.

The provincial law officer further submitted that the girl had been produced with the cooperation of Punjab police. He submitted that a writ petition had been filed before the Lahore High Court and in compliance with its order Dua Zehra was to be produced before LHC on June 10.Advocate Altaf Khoso, who represents petitioner father Mehdi Kazmi, submitted that the girl was born on April 27, 2008 and she was an underage person.

He said an of fence under Section 364-A of the PPC was made out. He produced the birth registration certificate and a copy of her passport.

`From perusal of the record and the statement of the alleged abductee recorded on oath today before us, prima facie it appears that insofar as her alleged abduction by Respondent No.6 (Zaheer Ahmed) is concerned, to that ef fect no case is made out,` the bench in its order ruled.

However, it further said that as an abundant precaution, before any final order could be passed about the custody of Dua Zehra, `Ossification Test/Medical Examination of the girl be conducted to determine her age`.

Mehdi Ali Kazmi had approached the SHC submitting that his daughter went missing from their house in Malir on April 16. He further said that he came to know through social media that her daughter had allegedly contracted marriage with Zaheer Ahmed, a resident of Lahore.

He submitted that she was 13 years old and under the Sindh Child Marriage Restraint Act 2013 it was illegal to marry with a minor/underage.

He pleaded to declare the alleged marriage illegal and sought directives for respondents to locate her whereabouts, recover her and hand the custody to her parents.

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