KARAK: An alleged terrorist was killed and a constable suffered injuries during an encounter in Dabb Hakeemkhel village of Karak tehsil.

Police sources said on Friday that acting on a tip-off about presence of some terrorists the police raided a house in Dabb Hakeemkhel. The police contingent was headed by SHO Asif Sharif.

Seeing the police, the inmates opened firing on them, leaving a constable injured. In the ensuing encounter, an alleged terrorist, identified as Hafeezullah of North Waziristan district, was killed, while his accomplice escaped.

The police recovered one Kalashnikov and a pistol during search of the house. They have launched a search operation in the area to arrest the other suspect.

The police registered an FIR of the incident in Karak police station under sections 15AA/353 and 324 of Pakistan Penal Code against the accused and have started investigation.

PDM RALLY: On the call of Pakistan Democratic Movement leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman, political workers took out a rally in Karak city here on Friday to protest against the arrest of PDM workers in Multan.

The rally led by Maulana Mirzaqeem turned into a public meeting at Saddam Chowk. The speakers criticised the government for its crackdown on political workers in Multan and registration of cases against PDM leaders in Peshawar.

Published in Dawn, December 5th, 2020

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