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Published Jun 10, 2012 02:53am

Three killed in road accidents

ISLAMABAD, June 9: Three persons, including a woman, were killed in separate road accidents in the capital, police said on Sunday.

Ali Raza, 25, was knocked down by a speeding oil tanker when he was crossing the road at Rawat. The injured was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. The Sihala police arrested the tanker driver and impounded the vehicle.

In another incident, a woman identified as Islam Bibi was injured when a car hit her at Ibn-i-Sina Road while she was walking along the road. She was shifted to hospital where she died.

An unidentified pedestrian was hit by a mini-truck at I-9/3, who also died after being taken to hospital.—Staff Reporter

Man burnt alive

ISLAMABAD, June 9: A man was burnt alive in capital’s rural area due to gas leakage on Saturday, police said.

The victim – Qamar Khan, 40 – was residing in a rented house in Golra along with his brother. On Saturday afternoon, he came home to prepare lunch. When he struck a match stick, the room filled with gas caught fire.

As a result he trapped in the flames. The neighbours on hearing his cries rushed to rescue him but the fire had already engulfed him.

They extinguished the fire and shifted him to the hospital where he was given emergency treatment but he died after two hours. The preliminarily investigation suggested that the room was filled with the gas due to the leakage in the pipeline. —Staff Reporter

— another shoots himself dead

RAWALPINDI, June 9: A young man shot himself dead on Saturday in Pirwadhai graveyard after failing in love, the police sources said.

According to the sources, 22-year-old Atif Rauf, son of Abdul Rauf, the resident of Madina Town, committed suicide at the grave of his beloved’s grand mother early in the morning.

After hearing the gunshot, the people around the graveyard informed the police which reached the spot and shifted the body to DHQ hospital.

The doctors declared the young man dead and shifted the body to Holy Family Hospital (HFH) for autopsy which was not conducted till filing of this report.

The police and family were shuttling between the DHQ hospital and HFH for taking the body.

When contacted, Pirwadhai Station House Officer (SHO) Raja Rashid said that the police found a piece of paper from the pocket of the deceased mentioning his last statement in which he says: I am going to kill myself over failure in love.”—A Reporter

47 deportees arrested

RAWALPINDI, June 9: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) immigration authorities on Saturday took into custody 47 Pakistanis deported from Greece on their arrival at Benazir Bhutto International Airport.

They were sent back to Pakistan by the Greek authorities via Gulf Airline.

The deportees were taken into custody at a time when they were entering Greece by a ship.

Later, they were handed over to Anti-Human Trafficking Cell for legal action. The deportees belonged to Gujrat and Rawalpindi. — A Reporter

CNG bus service inaugurated

GUJAR KHAN, June 9: The air-conditioned CNG bus service between Gujar Khan and Rawalpindi was inaugurated here amid laurels from the public by Raja Ashfaq Sarwar, advisor to the CM Punjab on Saturday evening.

Speaking to a large public gathering Raja Ashfaq Sarwar said Shahbaz Sharif was making untiring efforts to provide facilities to the masses at their door step and launching of the bus service was a case in point.

He criticised Raja Pervez Ashraf, federal minister for information technology, who is also an MNA elected from Gujar Khan.

He also targeted Imran Khan and said the country cannot afford another experiment by letting the ‘burger class and disco culture’ rule them.

Raja Shaukat Aziz Bhatti, a PML-N MPA during his speech claimed that Sharif brothers were the saviors of Pakistan. — Correspondent

Five caught cheating

CHAKWAL, June 9: Five candidates taking the intermediate exam were caught red handed while cheating in the paper of Mathematics, police said on Saturday.

According to details, five students identified as Ijaz Farooq, Nasir Amin, Usman Akhtar, Johar Iqbal and Zainul Abidin were using unfair means while attempting the paper at

Islamia High School centre. They were spotted by the invigilators and were shown the door by the Superintendent. A case was later registered against them. — Correspondent


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