Rahim Yar Khan / Faisalabad: The Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) arrested a passenger at the Faisalabad International Airport for carrying 5.5 kilogram of heroin on Monday. ANF in charge Rana Sohail said the man, identified as Anjum Butt, a resident of Lahore, was boarding a flight to Abu Dhabi. He said the ANF received a call from an unidentified informer who told them about the heroin. Sohail said the Airport Security Force was alerted and the passengers were thoroughly checked. He said they recovered the heroin from Butt’s luggage. He was arrested and narcotics seized.
LAHORE: Indictment charges were framed against Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s son-in-law Ali Imran, implicated in a case regarding the torture of an employee at a bakery in Lahore, Express News reported Tuesday. The case was heard in Judicial Magistrate Munawwar Hussain’s court. The prosecution department produced a charge–sheet accusing Imran and six personnel of police of assaulting the bakery employee. The prosecution department said that the charges had been proved according to the CCTV footage obtained and aired by TV channels.
MULTAN: The parents of a girl whose body was found buried in a field a month ago have confessed to killing her, police said on Monday. They said the parents had killed her for marrying without their consent. They said the post–mortem examination had revealed that the girl had been strangled and the body burned before she was buried. Police said on October 6, some residents of the area had found Sadaf Naureen’s body buried in a field three days after she had been reported missing. Police were informed and the body exhumed and sent for a post–mortem examination. Police said the identification was initially based on her dress.
SWABI: Neurosurgeon Dr Abdul Aziz, who was kidnapped last month, was recovered by the district police on Monday. Talking to journalists, District Police Officer (DPO) Abdur Rasheed Khan said that Dr Aziz was abducted by armed men when he was on his way to Abbottabad from his private clinic in Adina village on Oct 25. The DPO added that his relatives did not register an FIR, but police traced him through a computerised sticker on his car which was left abandoned near Bilal Masjid on Mardan–Swabi Road. DPO Rasheed further said that DSP Investigations Nisar Muhammad along with his police force, raided several areas, forcing the kidnappers to flee and leave the surgeon behind.
KARACHI: The 35 “absconding” under-trial prisoners that the Supreme Court wants arrested were all released on parole by the Sindh government almost nine years ago – within a four–month period from August 7, 2003, to November 20, 2003. On November 3, the apex court in its eight-page dossier on the implementation of Karachi violence case had directed all the trial courts concerned to issue non–bailable warrants against the suspects released despite their involvement in heinous crimes. The judges had expressed their utter shock when they came to know that over the years the Sindh government had released 193 convicted and 35 under-trial prisoners from different prisons of the province. The Sindh police chief and home departments were also ordered to ensure their arrest and present them before the courts.
HYDERABAD: Two Dawoodi Bohra community members were shot dead and another was injured in separate attacks in Hyderabad on Saturday. The victims, identified as 42-year-old Murtaza and 60-year-old Shabbir, were gunned down by unidentified assailants near the Cantt police station. Later, Murtaza’s brother, Hatim, was also targeted by attackers, while he was on his way to the hospital to see his brother, City police said. While police suspect the attack to be motivated by personal enmity, investigators have yet to ascertain the actual reason behind the attacks. The victims’ families and the community representatives are tight-lipped about the matter.
BAHALWALPUR / SUKKUR: Saleema’s* body lay wrapped in white muslin, ready to be buried as a crowd gathered for her funeral prayers. Suddenly, a group of policemen reached the spot and arrested Saleema’s three brothers while mourners looked on in shock. The family was feigning natural death of a girl who had been killed in the name of honour, District Police Officer Muhammad Imran told The Express Tribune. The police officer had a ghastly tale of betrayal to tell: Saleema, a resident of Bahawalpur, had eloped to marry her love-interest Hafeez*, who belonged to the same city.
MULTAN: A man killed his daughter’s father–in-law, shot and injured his son-in-law and took away his daughter from her home on Saturday. His three–month–old grandson was also injured in the event. Police have arrested one of the suspects named in the FIR. Police said that the main suspect, Ghulam Muhammad Noon, broke into his daughter’s home to take her away with him. When her husband, Rab Nawaz, and father-in-law, Muhammad Yaqoob, tried to stop him, he and his men shot at them killing Yaqoob on the spot. He also tried to snatch his three-year-old grandson, Faheem, but abandoned him when he heard the police approach. Police said they were called by some neighbours who heard the gunshots. Rab Nawaz and the baby were taken to a rural health centre in Luddan, from where doctors referred them to the district headquarters hospital in Vehari.
BAHALWALPUR: A man allegedly killed his wife on Tuesday by setting her on fire. He was later arrested from his house. Police said Khursheed Ahmad, a resident of Mohallah Sarwar Shah in Ahmadpur, married Nadia Bibi from Jehlum. They had four children from the marriage. Two year ago, police said, Ahmad had ‘divorced’ Nadia Bibi following an argument. They were, however, reunited on the advice of some elders of the family.
PESHAWAR: A group selling illegal SIMs was busted by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and the Peshawar crime circle police on Monday. An FIA official, Shahid Ilyas, told The Express Tribune that the FIA and the police raided a public calling office (PCO) in Hashtnagri on intelligence information and arrested a member of the gang, FazleHaq. He said that they also seized six SIM activators along with 400 active SIM cards, adding that during investigations the owner of the PCO confessed that he was from Ningarhar province of Afghanistan.