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LHC takes notice of setting woman on fire LAHORE: The Lahore High Court Complaint Cell Thursday took notice of a press report on administrative side that a man allegedly set his ex-wife ablaze after dousing her with petrol in Nawan Lahore.The cell has directed the district and sessions judge Toba Tek Singh to look into the matter and submit a detailed report within a week.According to details, victim Naila Bibi had got divorce through court from Touqeer Husain of Arifwala. In retaliation, he along with Babar, Sadia Bibi and Rani Bibi arrived at Naila's parents house in Chak 338-JB and set her on fire.Naila who suffered serious burns was admitted to Nawan Lahore rural health centre.Police registered a case against the culprits and a police party had been dispatched to Arifwala to arrest them.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...

COAS visits helicopter overhauling facility at Aviation Base Workshop RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday visited the newly set up premier helicopter overhauling facility at Aviation Base Workshop and witnessed the first batch of overhauled helicopters.Addressing on the occasion, the Chief of Army Staff, congratulated engineers and technicians of Aviation Base Workshop for having developed the first ever inland helicopter overhauling capability in collaboration with Saint Petersburg Aviation Repair Company(SPARC).He specially appreciated the team for cost effectiveness and time ...
Senate body passes Protection of Pakistan Bill, 2014 ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing on Interior and Narcotics Control on Wednesday unanimously passed Protection of Pakistan Bill, 2014.The committee, which met here at Parliament House, was chaired by Talha Mehmood. Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rashid, senators Sardar Ali Khan, Col (retd) Syed Tahir Hussain Mashhadi and Sardar Fateh Muhammad Hasni, Minister of Science and Technology Zahid Hamid, Special Assistant to Prime Minister Kh Zaheer Ahmed, Senior Legislation Advisor Malak Hakam Khan, Attorney ...
CM announces compensation for victims of PIA plane firing incident PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak Wednesday announced compensation under Shaheed package for the victims of firing incident on Peshawar-bound PIA flight during landing at the airport late last night. Under the announcement, the martyred woman's heirs will be paid Rs. 5 lacs while the injured will be given Rs. 2 lacs each.The Chief Minister has directed the concerned authorities for arranging early payment of the compensation amounts.He made clear that such meager money can't be ...
Farzana Parveen murder case; SC terms police report incomplete ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday termed the Police report regarding murder of Farzana Parveen outside Lahore High Court, Lahore incomplete and directed the Police to submit a comprehensive report till Thursday.The three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani comprising Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Mushir Alam resumed hearing of the suo-moto notice case against stoning to death of pregnant Woman Farzana Parveen outside the premises of LHC, ...
CM distributes Rs300,000 compensation cheque to each injured cop  RAWALPINDI: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday visited District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ) and inquired after the health of police personnel injured by stone pelting and physical brawl by unruly activists of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) on June 23. They took round of various wards of the allied hospital, presented bouquets to the injured and interacted with them. Commissioner Zahid Saeed, District Coordination Officer Sajid Zafar Dall, City ...
KP to utilize surplus gas for generation of electricity: Khattak PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pervez Khattak Wednesday said that the provincial government has decided the utilization of the surplus natural gas for generating electricity and its provision to industries on subsidized rate to resolve the problem of unemployment in the province. Addressing the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, the chief minister said that unemployment is big misfortune for both the country and province. He said that due to law & order and terrorism has made investment ...


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