PO killed in Burewala encounter
BUREWALA: A proclaimed offender wanted in a dacoity–cum–murder case was killed in an encounter with the police here on Sunday night. According to the police, three dacoits snatched a motorcycle, Rs 5,000 and mobile phones from Ijaz Ahmad near Kot Noor Muhammad. The police cordoned off the area and intercepted the fleeing dacoits near the stadium on Canal Road. The dacoits opened fire at the police, which was retaliated. As a result, a dacoit was killed while his two accomplices managed to escape. The deceased was identified as Abdul Malik, son of Abdul Khaliq, of Okara. He had killed a salesman during a dacoity in a shop at H Block. Vehari DPO Syed Ali Rizvi and Burewala SDPO Mazhar Ahmad Watto reached the spot and announced prizes for the team led by Model Town SHO Shahid Abbas.