BAHAWALPUR:The Vehari police arrested an alleged killer, Hassan Latif, at Multan airport on Friday.

According to police, Hassan allegedly shot dead his opponent, Shehbaz, at village 469-EB within the jurisdiction of Fateh Shah police station on Thursday night, suspecting the deceased’s involvement in demolishing his bungalow allegedly constructed on state land.

On a tip off that Hassan was attempting to flee abroad, the police moved to put the suspect’s name on the ECL. Police were deployed at Multan airport, where his arrest was successfully executed.

Later, he was shifted to Fateh Shah police station.

ACCIDENT: A passenger was killed, while nine others suffered injuries when a bus traveling from Kasur to Sehwan Sharif plunged into a canal while negotiating a turn at 11-Mor Shahiwala Road near Head Rajkan in Yazman, about 50km from here, on Friday.

Rescue 1122 reported that the deceased was identified as Shehzad Iqbal, while the injured included bus driver Aslam Khan, Abdullah, M Aamir, Rumaish, Aslam, Yaseen, Waseem, Umair, and Hafeezullah. They were shifted to Ahmedpur East THQ hospital and Head Rajkan RHC.

ENCOUNTER: Alleged burglar Waqas, involved in many cases, suffered serious injuries in a police encounter near Karampur in Vehari district today.

According to the police, Waqas was being escorted for recovery when his four accomplices opened fire on the police party to free him. Waqas was seriously injured while his accomplices managed to flee. Waqas was taken to a hospital.

Published in Dawn, March 2nd, 2024

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