SIALKOT/HAFIZABAD/TOBA TEK SINGH:  Five persons died and several others got multiple injuries when a passenger bus overturned here on Saturday.

Rescue sources said that the bus overturned due to speeding and careless driving in Mawal Khokha area of Zafarwal in district Narowal. As a result, five persons died on the spot and several others sustained injuries.

Locals and rescue personnel reached the scene and shifted the injured to hospital where condition of some the injured is stated to be critical.  Police said that the accident took place due to speeding and negligence of the bus driver. A case has been registered against the bus driver.

Toba Tek Singh, a boy drowned in a swimming pool in Chak 671/GB in Pirmahal. Abu Bakar, 12, had come to see his relatives in the Ghousia Abad locality of Pirmahal from Faisalabad.

The police have started investigation into the incident.  In Hafizabad, a girl was shot dead in her house in Mohallah Bahawalpura under mysterious the other night. According to police source, Muhammad Mansha, a resident of Khidday village along with his family had settled in the city some time ago. Unidentified accused allegedly opened firing as a result his daughter Iram Shahzadi was killed on the spot. The police have shifted the dead body to the morgue for autopsy.  Though the motive of the offence could not be ascertained yet but the police have taken into custody her father Muhammad Mansha and brother Muhammad Yaseen for interrogation.–Staff Reporter

Protest as girl killed for resisting rape

SIALKOT: The hundreds of people placed the body of a girl, shot dead by a proclaimed offender (PO) for resisting her bid to rape her, on the Pasrur-Qila Kalarwala Road as a protest against the police and kept the road blocked for three hours on Saturday.

The protesters including women and children belonging to the dozens of the surrounding villages, continued their anti police protest and they staged a sit-in there.  The people chanted anti-police slogans for not arresting the accused. They were carrying banners and placards , demanding immediate arrest of the accused. Meanwhile, DSP Pasrur Ch Asad Ishaq negotiated with the protesting people and assured them of early arrest of the accused. On the assurance, the protesters dispersed peacefully.

Later, the slain girl was laid to rest in a graveyard at village Mohrikey Jujja near Qila Kalarwala, Pasrur tehsil in the presence of hundreds of mourners. Earlier, a notorious proclaimed offender (PO) Khurram alias Khurma stormed into the house of local labourer Liaqat Ali and tried to rape the victim, a student of FA, at gunpoint.  As she resisted and foiled the attempt, the accused shot her dead on the spot and fled away by firing in the air.

The victim’s father Liaqat Ali told newsmen at Pasrur that the Khurram alias Khurma was politically influential and was still at large. He and his accomplices were threatening his family with dire consequences for reporting the matter to the police. He said that the Qila Kalarwala police were reluctant to arrest the accused. He urged Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif to ensure early arrest of killers and to provide justice for the grieved family.

KIDS’ VACCINATION STRESSED: Representatives of USAID and Health Department stressed a need for raising awareness about the vaccination of kids against various diseases.

Addressing a training workshop on “Vaccination Logistic Management Information System” held for medical officers and doctors belonging to Sialkot and Narowal districts.–Staff Reporter

USAID and Health Department jointly organised the training workshop. The USAID experts urged the doctors and paramedics to utilise their energy to serve the ailing humanity with full devotion and dedication