KARACHI - The investigation report into the death of 10-month-old Bisma, who apparently died due to security protocol for Bilawal Bhutto Zardari at the civil hospital Karachi, gives clean chit to PPP leaders, sources said here on Monday.

Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah had directed the DIG south district last week to investigate the circumstances that led to the death of Bisma. The report has been prepared and would be submitted to the CM soon. According to sources, the police report says that Bisma did not die due to Bilawal Bhutto’s protocol.

On December 24, the PPP leaders including Bilawal Bhutto and CM Sindh Qaim Ali Shah were present inside the hospital to inaugurate a trauma centre when the tragedy occurred.

The baby’s father, Faisal, a resident of Lyari area, has said that he was unable to bring the child to the hospital in time due to strict security protocol around the hospital.

PCG ARRESTS 52 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

Pakistan Coast Guards apprehended illegal immigrants including Afghan nationals from Shahjahan Road check-post near Gwadar, Balochistan. The PCG officials apprehended illegal immigrants including 27 Afghan nationals and 25 Pakistani including 10 female and children during spot-checking at Shahjahan Road check-post, said a statement on Monday. These individuals were proceeding to Iran without any valid visa documents and were poised to use sea border, using unauthorized crossings or routes.

After initial investigation, all arrested persons were handed over to the FIA authorities for further investigation and disposal.

CELLPHONES WORTH RS10M SEIZED

Customs seized mobile phones worth 10 million rupees which were smuggled to Pakistan from abroad here on Monday. Pakistan Customs, on a tip-off, checked the luggage of a passenger who had arrived here from Dubai in a flight of Emirates airline EK-606 and recovered 947 mobile phones. Custom officials said the passenger managed to flee from the airport while the customs department seized the cell phones worth rupees 10 million. The officials said a case had been registered and the department had been looking for the passenger involved in mobile phones smuggling.

Moreover, two alleged dacoits were arrested by Peerabad police after an encounter at Post Office near Frontier Colony here. The accused were identified as Ameer Nawaz and Faizul Reham, said police sources on Monday. Police also recovered two TT pistols and allegedly stolen bike from the possession of accused.

FOUR DIE OF CONSUMING TOXIC LIQUOR

Four youngsters died of consuming toxic liquor in different areas of Karachi on Monday.

Head of emergency department at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Dr Seemi Jamali said 36-year old Victor was brought in from Pahar Ganj area of North Nazimabad after he consumed poisonous alcohol. He died during the treatment. She said that three other men identified as Sohail Inayat from Kati Pahari locality, Tanveer Masih from Landhi area and an unknown man, aged around 22 years from Safari Park, Gulistan-e-Johar were shifted to hospital after they consumed toxic liquor. All of them died during treatment.