Last update: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 01pm

General News: Pakistan


Saleem Chanda, a friend of late Amjad Sabri and an eyewitness in the murder case of the Sufi singer, has been taken into police custody for interrogation. Police said that Saleem Chanda is an eyewitness in the murder case of Amjad Sabri and for that reason his face was covered to hide his identity. It may be noted that Amjad Sabri was gunned down in Liaquatabad area on Wednesday in a targeted attack on his car by armed motorcyclists.
Dr Mirza Ikhtiar Baig offered condolence to the grieved family of Shaheed Amjad Sabri on his return from Umrah. He met mother, children and other family members and called the tragic incident a great loss to the nation. He informed that Amjad Sabri represented Pakistan last year at the International Sufi Music Festival in Fez, Morocco and due to his excellent performance and popularity the city government of Fez announced to dedicate a street in the name of Great Qawwal Amjad Sabri.
Two-day death anniversary rituals of Maharaja Ranjeet Singh began at Gurdwara Punja Sahib in Hassanabdal on Saturday. Four hundred and forty eight Indian Sikh pilgrims have arrived to attend the anniversary rituals. Sources said that all necessary facilities are being provided to the pilgrims. Adequate security arrangements have also been put in place.
A blazing fire which erupted at a factory in Gulbai has been brought under control after more than 23 hours. The fire exposed the inefficient and rather dismal abilities of the administrative and fire-fighting departments to handle emergencies and such incidents.
Up to 634 road traffic accidents were reported in Provincial Monitoring Cell of Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) in all 36 districts of Punjab during the last 24 hours; in which 13 lives were lost and 533 serious injured were shifted to different hospitals of relevant districts.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali has expressed dissatisfaction with administration's efforts for abducted Owais Ali Shah's recovery, son of Chief Justice of Sindh High Court, Sajjad Ali Shah. Chief Justice Jamali held separate meetings with Sindh Chief Secretary, Home Secretary, Inspector General of Police and Rangers Director General in Supreme Court Karachi Registry.
Despite installation of sophisticated security apparatus in federal Capital, criminal elements have gone on rampage as they struck at 10 different places while depriving the citizens of their nine vehicles as well as other valuables worth millions of rupees during this last single week. As per details collected by Business Recorder, robbers, thieves and car lifters had a field day in the limits of Sabzi Mandi, Industrial area and Margalla police stations during the aforementioned week.