LAHORE - A young woman was found brutally murdered in Kahna police precincts early yesterday.

Investigators were yet to ascertain identity of the 25-year-old woman.

Police say they believe the woman was butchered by unidentified killers. “The investigators also recovered the killing weapon (a knife) lying near to the body. She was slaughtered mercilessly,” a source close to the police investigation said.

Dressed in Shalwar-Kamis, the lady was lying dead in a pool of blood in an empty plot near a village on the Ferozpur Road as the police reached the crime scene. Some passersby spotted the body and contacted the police by phone yesterday morning. The body was moved to the morgue for an autopsy.

Police termed the horrific killing as a “blind murder” and launched the investigations to unearth the killers. A murder case was registered against unknown killers with no arrest made yet. Further investigation was underway.

One die, 10 injured as train hits trailer: A 35-year-old man was killed and 10 others wounded when a Karachi-bound train bumped into trailer near Premnagar railway station in Raiwind City. Two bogies of the Night Coach derailed after the crash, police said. The train service remained suspended for a few hours.

Rescue workers said the train smashed into the trailer at an open railway crossing.

As a result, one man died on the spot while 10 persons were shifted to a hospital with serious injuries. The deceased was identified by police as Muhammad Safdar.

Several rescuers, railway department and civil administration officials rushed to the spot soon after the accident. The operation to clear the railway track was ongoing till late yesterday night.

NH&MP to maintain standard: National Highways and Motorway Police (NH&MP) Inspector General Muhammad Saleem Bhatti has said motorway police would have to work extraordinarily to maintain its high standards.

Addressing a road safety seminar on NH&MP Raising Day celebrations here on Sunday, he said the department had completed 18 years of excellence this November.

The IG said a proposed syllabus regarding road safety rules had been forwarded to the federal and provincial governments to include it in educational curriculum from class 1 to 12 in order to impart awareness among people about road safety and traffic rules.

The NH&MP has served the people round-the-clock over the time and transform the policing standards, he added.

The DIG said effective planning and implementation of traffic rules could help curtail fatal accidents which caused deaths to 1.3 million people across the world and 13,000 in Pakistan annually.

He said the NH&MP had established a Driving Licensing Authority that implement international standards of procedure before issuing a license while the department was striving to get ISO certification in order to make this license valid for other countries. The DIG said road safety training institutes had also been established in all major districts of the country to produce quality drivers with better road sense and awareness of traffic rules.