KP special secretary tests positive for coronavirus

Published May 11, 2020
District health officials said that Billah would be treated by the doctors at his guesthouse. — Reuters/File
District health officials said that Billah would be treated by the doctors at his guesthouse. — Reuters/File

SWABI: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa special secretary for local government Mutasim Billah tested positive for coronavirus here the other day.

Mr Billah belongs to Yar Hussain region of the district and soon after confirmation of his test he had quarantined himself in his hujra (common guest house).

The district health officials said that he would be treated by the doctors at his guesthouse. “I will remain aloof from my family till full recovery from coronavirus,” the secretary was quoted as saying by the officials.

CYLINDER BLAST: Two members of a family suffered serious burn injuries when a gas cylinder exploded in a house in Gar Munara village of Chota Lahor tehsil here the other day.

Police said the blast occurred when the family members were busy cooking food. As a result, fire engulfed the house.

The injured, identified as Inamullah Khan and Ihsaullah Khan, were taken to a local hospital and then referred to Peshawar as there was no burns centre in the entire district. Meanwhile, district police officer Imran Shahid claimed here the other day that a woman had been arrested for killing her niece in Speen Kani village of Razaar four days ago.

Addressing a press conference here, he said a joint investigation team led by SP investigations Banaras Khan traced the blind murder.

He said during investigations, Gul Raj Bibi, the aunt of the victim, Wajeeha Khan, told police that after grabbing the victim in her arms she hit her in the head with a meat chopper, and soon she became unconscious and started bleeding.

The woman told the police that as the entire family was sleeping in the afternoon, she took her to a local water channel and threw her there. She said Wajeeha was still alive when she threw her in the channel. The woman said she remained there until the girl breathed her last.

DPO Shahid said a day before the incident, the woman clashed with Wajeeha’s mother, which had resulted in injuries to Gul Raj’s son, and she wanted to take the revenge.

Meanwhile, Wajeeha’s parents told mediapersons that they wanted justice.

Wearing burqa, the victim’s mother said the accused should be meted out the punishment she deserved for committing the grisly incident.

Published in Dawn, May 11th, 2020

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