Mardan: Police register cases
MARDAN: The Mardan Police registered cases against unidentified people for torching and ransacking a church, the franchise of a cellular company, Government Postgraduate College and other public and private properties during the countrywide protest on Friday. The police sources said AndaryaasMaseeh, vice-president of the Sarhadi Lutheran Church Mardan, reported to the police that activists of different political parties entered the church on Friday at 3:00pm and destroyed it. He said a school, houses and a library were also looted and burned down. He said the protesters looted Rs1.2 million, 22 tolas of gold ornaments and other valuables from the houses and caused damage that ran into millions of rupees during the rampage.
The sources said the Government Postgraduate College Mardan Principal Fayyaz Ali Shah also reported to the police that protesters forcibly entered the premises of the college and destroyed property worth millions of rupees.
He said the mobsters broke open the locks of the administration block and torched the official record. He added that they took away a motorbike parked there. Sajjad Ahmed, manager of a private courier company, reported to the police that protesters set fire to their offices burning a motorbike, other valuables and the official record.
Mian Abdul Majid, owner of a CD and electronic shop, told the police that protesters broke the locks of his shop and looted goods worth millions of rupees. Faisal Khan, manager of the franchise of a cellphone company, reported to the police that protesters torched their offices causing Rs5 million losses. PirAsfandyar, security in-charge of the Abdul Wali Khan University, informed the police that protesters damaged the main gate, lights and closed-circuit cameras causing Rs0.5 million loss to the university.