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The nephew of former Senate chairman Mohammad Mian Soomro was gunned down and another person sustained bullet injuries after an exchange of firing between the two rivals groups in an argument over a girl in the wee hours of Monday. A police official, who declined to be named, told Business Recorder that the exchange of fire took place between Raja Arshad and Malik Tariq groups in the posh sector of F-10.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Nasir Khan Durrani awarded Dera Ismail Khan police officials on working out two blind murder cases and arrested the accused involved in it in a ceremony held at CPO Monday. According to details in the first blind murder case a woman and her daughter were brutally murdered by unknown accused. During course of investigation accused Junaid s/o Abdul Waheed Khan was traced out through CDR data and was arrested from Karachi and weapon of offence was also recovered from him.
Mufti Abdul Qavi who was nominated as a possible suspect in the Qandeel Baloch murder case has gone in hiding, Police said on Monday. His phone has been switched off and he cannot be traced, Police said. A team has been formed to arrest the cleric who made headlines for appearing in a video with slain social media sensation Qandeel Baloch.
Employees of the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) on Monday demanded to pass the amendment bill pending in the Parliament with an aim to separate hospital (PIMS) from Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (SZABMU). Dr Asfandyar Khan, Chairman PIMS Restoration Movement while addressing a press conference at the National Press Club said that PIMS should be separated from the SZABMU and declared as a attached department for teaching purposes under the control of Ministry of Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD).
The government and private schools were reopened in Punjab on Monday after two and a half months long summer vacations but with thin attendance. The annual summer break is usually observed in schools from June 1 to August 14 However, this time because of harsh weather conditions the Punjab government had announced early summer vacation starting from May 24.
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has directed that an effective system should be evolved to check the incidents of missing of children as it causes a lot of pain and agony to the parents. "Every child is dear to him and no effort will be spared for the protection of children as they are future of the nation," Shahbaz said while presiding over a meeting of steering committee set up with regard to missing children.
The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) Monday sealed around a dozen food outlets on the charges of selling adulterated and sub-standard food products. According to the information, PFA Samanabad Town's food safety officers shut down Bhutto Tika Shop and Muhammad Ali Karahi Shop in Allama Iqbal Town on the charges of using expired cooking oil. Both the outlets owners also failed to provide proof of chicken purchase while rotten chicken was also found in freezers. Workers were also oblivious of the rules of hygiene, another objection raised against these eateries by the PFA.