MANSEHRA: The police on Saturday booked former minister Ibrar Hussain alias Iqbal for allegedly killing a woman dancer in Noguazi area here.

SHO of the city police station Sadaqat Nisar told reporters that Ibrar Hussain allegedly killed Kiran by firing after she stopped him from groping her during a dance performance at her own house.

He added that the former minister along with his friends left the body near her Noguazi house in a car.

The SHO said Kiran was a resident of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and rented a house in Chiria Dee Takee area here.

He said Ibrar Hussain had requested a co-accused, Mohammad Jamshed, to hold the event and invited his friends and two women, one of them a dancer, to it.

Police arrest two accused, say search for others under way

Mr Nisar said the main accused fired three gunshots at the dancer and disposed of the body with the help of other accused, including Raheel Tanoli and Mian Amir.

He said the police had already arrested Mohammad Jamshad and a woman, who had engaged the dancer for performance.

“I learned about the dancer’s body when patrolling the Abbottabad Road, rushed to area and shifted it to the King Abdullah Teaching Hospital. The body was handed over to her brother after the doctors completed formalities,” he said.

The SHO said the police registered the murder FIR under the Pakistan Penal Code and began carrying out raids to arrest the main and other accused.

SUBSIDISED FLOUR: The federal government has established over 100 points for the sale of subsidised wheat flour in the district.

“The [federal] government wants to ensure the provision of quality flour to people at the subsided rate and therefore, it has established over 100 flour sale points across the district,” Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz MPA Naeem Sakhi told reporters here on Saturday.

Accompanied by Mansehra tehsil council chairman Sheikh Mohammad Shafee, he said a 10kg flour bag was sold at the subsidised rate of Rs400, which was half the market price.

Mr Sakhi said besides those fixed points, 15 mobile units were also working in the district to ensure smooth supply of subsidised flour to people in far-off areas.

Mr Shafee said the government wanted uninterrupted flour supply across Mansehra and other parts of the province.

“We [tehsil government] are striving to address people’s basic issues, especially shortage of clean drinking water, on priority,” he said.

Published in Dawn, August 14th, 2022

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