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One robber killed in encounter FAISALABAD: Garh police claimed to have killed a robber in an encounter with police here on Sunday.A police spokesman said here on Sunday that Ata Muhammad Sial of Killianwala was going home on a motorcycle when two dacoits snatched his two-wheeler and Rs 20,000 near Adda Killianwala.Ata Muhammad informed police which chased dacoits and, near Pattan Pepal, police encircled them but they opened firing on police.In retaliation,police killed a dacoits whereas his accomplice fled.The killed was identified Abdul Ghafoor alias Ghafoori of Chak No.49 Chunda and the government had fixed Rs 200,000 for his head money as he was wanted to police in a number of cases of murder, dacoity, robbery, attempt to murder and other heinous crimes, he added.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

565 suspects arrested, arms recovered PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police, in the ongoing search and strike operation against anti-social elements apprehended 565 suspects and recovered arms and ammunition. According to details, 565 anti-social elements have been arrested in the operation conducted by police in various parts of the province. Police also recovered arms and ammunition from hideouts of the arrested. Police teams also searched 611 houses and 222 hotels besides arresting 70 illegal Afghan nationals as part of their security strengthening ...

3 held for possessing illegal arms RAWALPINDI: Police have held three accused for carrying illegal arms from different areas here on Sunday.Sadiqabad police arrested Sheraz and recovered 30 bore pistol along four rounds from his custody.The police also nabbed Nazir and recovered a 30 bore pistol along 4 rounds from his possession while Mandra police arrested Ali Gull and recovered pistol 30 bore from his possession. Separate cases have been registered under section 13/20/65 under Arms Act 2015. Copyright APP (Associated ...

Transport fares decreased in Rawalpindi RAWALPINDI: Public transport fares decreased and transporters were issued new fare lists officially, said Rawalpindi Transport Authority RTA Secretary Owais Manzoor. Talking to APP, he said that due to decrease in price of petroleum products the fare of public transports has also been decreased in Rawalpindi. As per new fare schedule, fare of first stage of inter city non Ac Diesel transport 0.79km inter city diesel stage 1 Rs. 11, stage 2 Rs. 15 stage ...

Two children killed as a tractor smashed into house LAHORE: Two children were killed and another sustained injuries as a tractor trolley crashed into a house here at Malipura Shafiqabad on Sunday.Police said that two children Sher Ali (8), Hassan (1) died on the spot whereas another child Fahad received severe injuries as a speeding tractor trolley smashed into house after losing control. Later, the relatives of the deceased and local people alongwith bodies of minors staged a protest at Bund Road which also ...

Govt taking measures for effective implementation of NAP LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that all out measures were being taken for the effective implementation of national action plan against terrorism. Talking to a delegation of Pakistan Muslim League (N), here on Sunday, he said that Counter Terrorism Force has been set up in the province while vigilance committees were being established at union council level.He said that the whole nation was united for elimination of terrorism, extremism and sectarianism ...

Transport fares in Sindh reduced: Minister KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Transport and Mass Transit Mumtaz Hussain Jakhrani announced 5 to 8 percent reduction in intercity public transport, goods transport, rickshaw, taxi and school van fares after the recent reduction in petroleum products' prices, a statement issued here on Sunday.The department has issued a notification in this regard.He directed the Secretary Transport and all regional transport secretaries to make sure to provide the benefits of the recent reduction in petroleum products to ...


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