Haripur: 18 held for swimming
HARIPUR: The Khanpur police arrested 18 persons for allegedly violating ban on swimming in Khanpur dam on Sunday. DCO Haripur Syed Mohsan Shah had banned swimming and bathing in the lake for 60 days on May 16, following incidents of drowning during summer.
However, a number of youngsters, mostly belonging to Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Taxila, Wah Cantonment and surrounding areas, thronged the lake and started bathing in the main dam area, spillway and plunge pool.
The police during a raid arrested 18 of them while scores of others made their escape good. Meanwhile, a young man was shot dead allegedly by his close friend over unknown reasons in Kotnajibullah on Sunday. The victim was identified as Nasir Siddique, 24.