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Day: November 19, 2022

CTD arrests seven terrorists in operations across Punjab

LAHORE: Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) on Saturday claimed to have arrested seven terrorists in different areas of Punjab. According to CTD spokesman, seven terrorists Zahid Khan, Abdullah, Nauman, Akram, Siddique, Ahsan and Shoaib were captured during operations in different areas of Punjab. He said a total of 29 suspects were interrogated while five cases were lodged against the accused. Explosive material, weapons and banned literature were also seized from the arrested terrorists, the CTD spokesman said. The spokesman informed that during the last seven days 461 combing operations were carried out in different areas of Punjab during 55 suspected were arrested.

Man kills sister-in-law, nephew near Kasur

KASUR: A man killed his sister-in-law and nephew, and injured brother over a domestic issue in Dhakko village near Kasur on Saturday. According to police, Inamullah accused his sister-in-law of using magic on him and opened fire on brother's family in Dhakko near Chunian taluka of Kasur. As a result, his nephew was killed on the spot while his sister-in-law Mehwish and his brother Azimullah were injured seriously. The body and the injured were rushed to Tehsil Hospital Chunian, where Mehwish died while Azimullah was referred to Lahore for further treatment. Saddar police have started search for the culprit. A mourning atmosphere prevailed in the locality.

Rana gets one-day exemption from appearance in drug case

Metropolitan Cities
LAHORE: Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah’s indictment in a drugs case was delayed on Saturday as his plea for one-day exemption from personal appearance was approved by a special court for control of narcotic substances in Lahore. As per details, the hearing of the drug recovery case against Federal Interior Minister Sanaullah and other accused was held in the Special Anti-Narcotics Court of Lahore where the minister’s lawyer Farhad Ali Shah advocate filed a petition for his exemption from appearance. In the petition, it was argued that Sanaullah is suffering from heart disease due to which the doctors have advised to get a complete bed rest. He requested the court to accept his plea for one-day exemption. The court, therefore, granted him one-day exemption from personal appearance a...

Fazl visits Karachi to attend funeral prayer of Mufti Rafi

Metropolitan Cities
KARACHI: Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chairman and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Moulana Fazlur Rehman has reached Karachi to attend funeral prayer of renowned religious scholar Mufti Rafi Usmani. Moulana Rashid Mahmood Somroo, Qari Usman and other JUI-F leaders welcomed him on his arrival in Karachi. Later, Fazlur Rehman visited Darul Uloom Karachi to offer condolences on the sad demise of Mufti Rafi Usmani and met Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani. The JUI-F chief said that Mufti Rafi Usmani’s services will be remembered for a long time. On the other hand, the PDM chairman will also participate in the funeral prayers of Mufti Rafi Usmani tomorrow (Sunday). The funeral prayer of Mufti Muhammad Rafi Usmani will be offered at Darul Uloom Karachi Korangi at 9 am on Sunday.

CM Elahi praises COAS Bajwa for his religious services

Metropolitan Cities
LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi on Saturday heaped praise on Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa for rendering religious services. Addressing the participants of an event, CM Pervaiz Elahi said COAS Qamar Javed Bajwa has rendered - the biggest - religious services by playing a significant role in lifting the ban on Tableeghi Jamaat in Saudi Arabia. "After the ban was imposed on Tableeghi Jamaat, I requested COAS Qamar Javed Bajwa to talk with Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, after he [Qamar Javed Bajwa] requested Muhammad Bin Salman - over the matter - on which he [Muhammad Bin Salman] agreed. Commending former premier Imran Khan and his party for rendering religious services, CM Elahi said that the decision of providing Nazra Quran education to the stude...

Power supply to Sindh’s five districts suspended

Metropolitan Cities
KARACHI: The power supply to five districts of the Sindh province was suspended due to a technical fault in the Jamshoro grid station on Saturday. The people of Hyderabad, Tando Mohammad Khan, Tando Allah Yar, Badin, and Mirpur Khas were without power for several hours on Saturday after the malfunctioning of the power transformer of the Jamshoro grid station. According to the Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (HESCO) spokesperson, a fault occurred in the two transformers of 500 kV grid station Jamshoro at 5:17 PM. He said that HESCO teams were engaged to address the matter -- the reconnection, repair, and investigation.