Last update: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08pm

General News: Pakistan


The lawmakers both from opposition and treasury in Senate on Thursday were skeptical about completion of new Islamabad International Airport by August 14 next year and demanded to refer the matter to National Accountability Bureau (NAB), saying there are flaws in the projects which needed investigation.
A village councillor of the local bodies' government was gunned down along with his son after exchanging harsh arguments with opponents in Swabi on Thursday. According to reports, Muntazir, a village councillor, and his son Ijaz exchanged harsh arguments with opponents following women brawl in Yarhussain area of Swabi. The rival Tariq then opened indiscriminate firing on them, killing both Muntazir and his son the spot.
Commissioner Hyderabad Division Qazi Shahid Pervez has directed the law enforcement agencies to make foolproof security measures for processions, Majalis and Imam Bargahs and special security arrangements be made for sensitive and highly sensitive places during the month of Moharram.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Nasir Khan Durrani on Thursday paid a visit to Elite Police Training School to inaugurate the new training facilities and provision of modern technological tools to the Special Combat Unit (SCU) of the Elite Force.
Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrests notorious human trafficker. Notorious human smuggler / Agent involved in trafficking people to Libya on forged documents named Ardeshar Malik has been arrested by FIA. FIA was supported by a security agency in locating the notorious agent. It may be recalled that this agent in connivance with others and FIA black sheep trafficked passengers in August on fake visas in which FIA arrested its own officials as well. It is expected that this agent is at the center of the crime and may reveal more names of officials who support such networks.
Superintendent of Police (SP), Peshawar Cantt, Kashif Zulfiqar said that KP police successfully reformed its structure with several significant steps and services aimed at delivering public service in a proper way. He stated this while addressing at a public forum on police reforms, organised by the Center for Research and Security Studies (CRSS) - as part of USAID Small Grants and Ambassadors Fund Programme, held at press club, here on Thursday.
The Sindh Rangers claimed to have killed two allegedly gang war criminals in a targeted raid here on Thursday. A Paramilitary spokesman said: "The troops carried out the intelligence driven action on suspected hideouts of gang war-Yousaf Pahtan faction of Ustad Taju group in Singo Lane area, in the jurisdictions of Chakiwara police station.