SHIKARPUR: The Gaheja police have taken into custody a girl of Multan who was found at Daro bus stop on Wednesday. According to Sumera 16, she was brought fraudulently by one Gulsher Jamali from Multan a few days ago to meet with his parents at Agha Mohammad Nawaz Village, Garhi Yasin Taluka, where Gulsher Jamali compelled her to marry with him and tried to torture her when she refused. While getting a chance she came out from the house of Gul Sher and contacted her parents from a PCO located at Daro Bus stop on Lakhi-Madeji road. While following her, Gul Sher Jamali accompanied by his friend Imdad Ali Hajano caught her on bus stop and tried to forcibly take her back to his house.
KOHAT: A soldier was killed while the security forces arrested nine militants during a search operation in different parts of Darra Adamkhel on Thursday. Sources said the security forces had launched a search operation for the militants in Sanikhel, Mazikhel, Bostikhel and Tore Chapper areas of Darra Adamkhel, adjacent to the border of Kohat. During the operation, the security forces traded heavy fire with the militants, during which an official, identified as Lance Naik Muhammad Ramazan, was killed. He belonged to the 38 Baloch Regiment.
LAHORE: A 22 –year– old girl was shot dead by her brother for honour in Shadbagh area on Thursday. The victim was identified as Sidra, 22, daughter of Riaz of Wasanpura Shadbagh. Police said that the accused identified as Shoaib had nursed grudge against his sister for immoral character. Shoaib asked his sister many times to mend her ways, but she paid no heed to his warnings. On the day of the incident, he admonished her on the said issue and later shot her to death. Shadbagh police have registered a case against the accused on the complaint of the victim’s father Riaz and sent the body to the city morgue.
ISLAMABAD: A man on Thursday shot dead his wife and daughter, and injured another daughter for allegedly disobeying him before committing suicide in Golra. Police said the killer, Azizur Rehman, a Karachi-based employee of a private security company, had returned home a few days ago. They said Aziz had left behind a note that stated he had killed his wife Shahnaz Bibi, 40, and daughter Safna Aziz, 16, for defying his orders despite repeated warnings.
RAWALPINDI: Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Abdul Rehman Awan on Thursday awarded death sentence to a man for killing another in 2003 in Chontra. Muhammad Sajjad was handed down death sentence and Rs 100,000 fine for murdering Muhammad Tanveer on March 24, 2003. The murder convict will have to undergo six months imprisonment if he fails to pay fine. The court also dismissed a private complaint of Tanveer’s father about innocence of another accused, Muhammad Banaras. Separately, ASJ Ghulam Mehdi Khan acquitted four men in a murder case for being dissatisfied with investigation.
ISLAMABAD: District and Sessions Judge Mirza Rafi-uz-Zaman on Thursday acquitted the accused in narcotics case. Fareed Khan was arrested on July 24, 2008 and 250 gram ‘chars’ was recovered from his possession. A case was registered against him in Sihala Police Station under section 9-B. the district and sessions judge also imposed a fine worth Rs500 on him.
LAHORE: The two students of GC University here, who were arrested on the charge of anti–terrorism, released from jail late last night on the orders of the Chief Justice, Lahore High Court (LHC), while LHC Justice Mian Najmuz Zaman has been asked to conduct an enquiry into the matter. Government College University students had staged a peaceful protest against the decision of rustication from the University due to absence on October 28, when at the behest of University Registrar, police had registered a case against 9 students under Anti–Terrorism Act (ATA) and 16 MPO including six different sections besides the police had arrested 2 students raiding their houses and they were presented in the Anti–Terrorism Court.
PESHAWAR: The Federal Shariat Court (FSC) on Thursday acquitted a woman and three men sentenced to seven years in prison under Section 10 of the Zina Ordinance by a trial court. A single bench headed by Justice Zafar Yaseen acquitted a woman named Fozia and three men Umer Haj, Mohib, and Abad Ali in Zina charges. They were sentenced to seven years in prison by Additional Sessions Judge Buner (NWFP). Fozia, a married woman, had lodged a first information report (FIR) in Buner Police Station on February 15, 2006, claiming that two men, Umer Haj and Mohib, raped her. During the trail, the court charged the woman and Abad Ali when she confessed that she committed zina with Abad Ali of her own free will.
KARACHI: An attempt to conduct an underage marriage of a seven–year–old boy with a four–year–old girl has been foiled by police while the parents involved have been apprehended on early Friday here. According to police, the incident was of its first kind here in Karachi as police raided a marriage ceremony in Nazimabad area and held father of young boy Ismail and girl’s uncle including local Nikkah reader Gul Hussain Kamal who were allegedly implicated into the crime.
ISLAMABAD: Margalla police have arrested two men on charge of murdering a teenage boy. The police said Shahbaz Anjum and Samiullah had allegedly murdered 17–year–old Nadeem Javed in Sector G-8 on October 16. They said the accused were booked on the application of the deceased’s brother, Tamraiz Javed. Later, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Capt (r) Ahmed Latif constituted a team, comprising Margalla police Station House Officer (SHO) Muhammad Nawaz Bhatti and Sub–Inspector Muhammad Shafique Minhas, to arrest the accused. The team arrested the alleged criminals from a house of PARC Colony. The SSP directed the SHO to handle the case on merit.