TAXILA: Five of a family including a man and his three sons drowned in river Haro while picnicking near village Saalar in Attock Saddar police area on Monday.

The family came from Islamabad to visit their relatives in Attock and they went to river Haro on picnic.

While taking selfie, three people fall in river and were drowning.

Those who were present on the bank, jumped into the water to save them but also drowned.

Those who drowned were identified as Aslam Masih, 50, Sunni Aslam, 21, Sultan Aslam, 16, Vikram Chand and Suneil Masih 23.

Later, Rescue 1122 retrieved the bodies and shifted them to district headquarters hospital.

In a similar incident, two sisters drowned while laundering in local stream Dotal in Dhoke Wallian near Pind Sultani area.

Police sources said that Naila Bibi along with her elder sister Asmana Bibi went to local a nullah to wash clothes. While washing Naila Bibi slipped and fell into deep waters.

Her elder sister - Asmna Bibi, mother of four, while trying to rescue her also lost balance and drowned.

Later, local divers fished out their bodies from the nullah.

Published in Dawn, August 8th, 2017



Updated 16 May, 2022

Electoral reforms

EARLY elections or not? That is the question. And it seems to be weighing heavy on the mind of everyone in the...
16 May, 2022

Iran deal revival

WHERE the nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 is concerned, a great deal of fluidity exists regarding its fate....
16 May, 2022

Deprived of funds

THIS May, Pakistan’s former Fata region will complete its fourth year of merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The...
Imran’s lesson
Updated 15 May, 2022

Imran’s lesson

Patronage of the security and intelligence apparatus exacts a heavy price and almost never delivers any long-term dividends.
15 May, 2022

Small mercies

AT a time when Pakistan is getting closer to the brink with its foreign currency reserves dropping to just around...
15 May, 2022

Child sexual abuse

IT is interesting that despite the strictures of society and political leaders on community evils, there is little...