QUETTA: An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of the police was shot dead and his son sustained injuries in the Saryab area of Quetta Saturday morning.
“ASI Qudratullah was in his car along with his son when unidentified men opened fire at him, killing him instantly. His eight-year- old son Mujeeb sustained bullet wounds,” Asmatullah, a police official at Saryab Police station told the Express Tribune.
The ASI was targeted near his home in Killi Ahmed Khan Zai. The victims were shifted to Provincial Sandeman Hospital from where the injured son was referred to the Combined Military Hospital as he was in critical condition.
The attackers managed to flee after the incident. The motive behind the killing was not known till filing of this report.
Police investigating how a seven-year-old boy received serious burn injuries in Aberdeen say there is “no evidence” so far of “any deliberate act”.
The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity has closed its chapter at the University of Mississippi after three of its members were suspected of tying a noose around the neck of a campus statue of civil rights icon James Meredith.
RAWALPINDI: Two people were killed when unknown attackers fired on a vehicle outside a district court in Rawalpindi, Express News reported on Friday.
Five armed men fired on a car near the gate of the court, killing one person on the spot while another was injured.
The attackers then kidnapped the injured man and fled from the scene.
Elite force personnel followed the vehicle and recovered the kidnapped person from outside the Ayub Park.
According to sources, elite force officers followed the vehicle and stopped it outside the park, arresting one of the attackers. However, some reports suggest that elite force personnel found the vehicle outside the park after it had stopped due to engine failure.
The injured person succumbed to his injuries shortly after he was recovered.
A road accident between a police van, a bus and a rickshaw in Badin on Thursday claimed three lives and left 20 injured, including a DSP. The deceased comprise two police constables and a rickshaw driver.
The incident took place on the Dighri-Tando Ghulam Ali road. Witnesses told the police that the bus hit the police van as it veered to avoid hitting the rickshaw.
According to the Badin SSP, the police van belonged to the Maatli police station. It was heading towards the Nao Dunbalo area, where the DSP was to attend a public forum over the law and order situation in the region. The Nao Dunbalo town witnessed communal strife last month after the desecration of a Hindu temple.
The deceased were identified as van driver Ashraf Arain, constable Noor Muhammad Memon and rickshaw driver Daulat Bheel. Maatli town DSP Aftab Azeem, five other policemen and 14 passengers, including two children and four women, were among the injured. A three-year-old girl, Saghna Chetan, also lost one of her arms in the accident. Most of the injuries were caused as the bus overturned.
The DSP and constable Sikandar Lund were shifted to Hyderabad in critical condition. The incident’s FIR has yet to be lodged.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 11th, 2014.
Police are investigating a serious incident which took place on a street in Fife in the early hours of the morning.
A County Down man, recently discharged from a psychiatric unit, is remanded in custody after a three-year-old girl and two men had hot water from a kettle thrown over them.
KARACHI: The coordinator to the Sindh chief minister for human rights, Nadia Gabol, has taken notice of the incident in Shikarpur, in which seven members of a family were killed by assailants due to an old enmity.
Gabol directed officials to take action against the perpetrators and to provide legal aid to the affected family.
In a press statement, she condemned the incident and dubbed it one of the worst examples of brutality. Gabol added that such incidents create insecurity among citizens, especially among those living in rural areas.
She also expressed concern over the rampant violations of basic human rights in the province and offered her condolences to the bereaved family.
Gabol said that the provincial human rights department has been working on the prevention of such incidents by arranging awareness seminars, public gatherings and training courses. Press Release
Published in The Express Tribune, March 31st, 2014.
KARACHI: The Supreme Court appointed Larkana session judge as inquiry officer to investigate the attack on a Hindu dharmshala that had partially damaged a mandir, Express News reported on Thursday.
On March 16, a group had attacked and set a Hindu dharmshala in Jinnah Bagh area on fire. The attack was reportedly in reaction to alleged desecration of pages of the Holy Quran by a drug addict, Sangeet Kumar, who belonged to the Hindu community.
While hearing the Larkana attack case today, Karachi registry of the apex court ordered that a report regarding the incident be submitted to the court in 15 days.
Hindus account for around nine percent of Larkana’s population of around 400,000, with many running their own businesses.
A strike was observed in the city on March 16 as people had protested against the alleged desecration. Police had arrested Kumar after enraged supporters of various religious parties attacked the dharamshala.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had taken notice of the attack. Expressing grief over the incident, premier had said that protection of worship places of minorities is the responsibility of the government.