Man, daughter among four killed in road accidents

At least four people including a man and his seven-year-old daughter were killed in road accidents in different parts of the metropolis, police and rescuers said Wednesday. In the first incident, a 40-year-old man and his minor daughter were killed as they were hit by a Lahore-bound train near Shahdara Town early Wednesday. The deceased were identified as 45-year-old Mushtaq Ahmad and his daughter Iram Mushtaq. An eyewitness told the police that the man along with his daughter tried to cross the railways line he had the tragedy. The police later handed over the bodies to the family. The police were investigating the incident. Two motorcyclists died on the spot when their two-wheeler rammed into a footpath in Misri Shah in the evening. The bodies were shifted to a hospital. The police were yet to ascertain identity of the deceased men. –Staff Reporter

Motorway Police Daycare Centre opens

Justice (r) Nasira Javed Iqbal has laid stress on following the teachings of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Muhammad Iqbal to cope with the challenges being faced by the Ummah. This she said in her address at an NHMP road safety programme titled ‘An Hour with the Guest’, followed by inauguration of Daycare Centre of Motorway Police at Babu Sabu in Lahore Wednesday. According to a press release, Motorway Police DIG Mirza Faran Baig, SSP Masroor Alam Kolachi, Punjab Health Foundation MD Ajmal Bhatti and cops were also present on the occasion. “Unity among Ummah was the vision of Allama Iqbal,” Nasira said, adding that the nation can play its part for the cause by following the teachings of Allama Iqbal and Quaid-i-Azam”. She highlighted women’s role in national development, saying: “Women possess positive thinking and can play best role in the progress of any country. Women workers stood by their men counterparts in Pakistan Movement. Same spirit is need of the hour.” She praised the Motorway Police saying that they had set an example of honesty, discipline and dedication for other departments of the country. She called the Motorway Police ‘pride of the nation’. She urged the motorists to follow the traffic rules to ensure road safety. She also replied to audience’s queries on occasion. DIG Mirza Faran Baig thanked Justice (r) Nasira Iqbal for gracing the event.

Missing child found dead

An eight-year-old boy was found dead from an under-construction building in Shera Kot police precincts Wednesday. Muhammad Sajid, son of Muhammad Sawan, went missing when he was playing in the street of Yousaf Nagar on Tuesday. The police registered a complaint on the application of his father but failed to trace the child. Police sources say they believe the child was murdered after being subjected to sexual assault by unidentified men. However, a police investigator said, “It was too early to say anything.” According to police, the body bore torture marks. Some labourers spotted the body and told the police by phone on Wednesday morning. The police shifted the body to the morgue for an autopsy. A murder case was registered against unidentified persons. Police say they were investigating but no arrest was made till filing of this report. Abductions and ruthless killings of children are not rare in this province. Three girls, as young as six, were raped and murdered in different districts of the Punjab province over the last couple of months. These horrific homicides were reported by police in Lahore, Okara, and Vehari districts. Last month, the police shot and killed two suspects in Lahore and Okara districts as they confessed to rape and murder of children.–Staff Reporter

FIA nails ‘fraudster’

FIA Wednesday claimed to have arrested a fraudster a spokesman said. According to him, detainee Muhammad Ahmed Sial, chairman of MNM Motorcycle Company from Faisalabad, was wanted to the agency in different cases. Reportedly, he established a network to mint Rs483 million from public in the name of investing in some business. However, FIA claim the arrested looted Rs 1 billion from people. –Staff Reporter

NAB arrests PIDC scam suspect

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore arrested an accused of Pakistan Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) scam. The detainee was named as Ahmed Bilal Cheema NAB was investigating Rs 103.25 million fraud in PIDC during the process of land purchase in Sargodha by National Industrial Parks Devemopment (NIPD), a wing of PIDC. Meanwhile, NAB arrested former CEO Khalid Mehmood Chadda and Muhammad Zubair on charges of corruption and costing Rs 103.25 million to government exchequer by misusing of power through illegal sale and procurement of land measuring 800 kanals in Sargodha for NIPD, it is alleged. Prime accused of the fraud is Khalid Mahmood Chadda. NAB authorities would produced Bilal before an accountability court for seeking of his Physical Remand on Thursday (today).–Staff Reporter