KARACHI: The city police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested two men, said to be associated with the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

An official said that an intelligence-driven raid was carried out in the SITE-Superhighway area, which led to the arrest of the suspects.

Two hand-grenades and a pistol were also seized from them.

“They have been identified as Anas Khan and Firdous. An FIR has been lodged against them with the SITE-Superhighway police station,” the official said.

“Findings of initial investigation suggest that they got militant training in Afghanistan. Suspect Anas was previously arrested in Afghanistan and remained in Pul-i-Charkhi prison from 2007 to 2012. His father was also a member of TTP-Waziristan and killed last year,” the official added.

Guard dies after falling into lift shaft

A 55-year-old private security guard died on Tuesday after falling into a lift shaft of a residential building in Gulshan-i-Iqbal.

The area police said the victim, identified as Tariq Jawed, went to the sixth floor of the building through stairs to perform his regular duty in Block-16.

“After finishing his duty, the victim moved to the lift and opened its door,” said a police official. “He opened the door of the lift and went inside, but the lift was not there and he fell down to the ground, dying on the spot.”

The official said that the police were gathering further details and facts. A case would be lodged in line with the desire of the victim’s family.

Published in Dawn, December 29th, 2021

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