NEWS IN BRIEF
Student found dead
TAXILA, Sept 24: A student of Wah Engineering College (WEC) was found dead in Gulistan Colony in the limits of Wah Cantonment Police Station on Monday.
Police sources said that Umer Daraz, a native of Multan, was found dead in the room of a private hostel. His body was later dispatched to his native town after autopsy at THQ Hospital Taxila. The police have registered a case and started further investigation. — Correspondent
Body of a woman found
CHAKWAL, Sept 24: The body of a woman in her mid thirties was found in Moorat village, in tehsil Talagang, police sources said here on Monday.
According to the police, the woman was murdered by unknown persons two days ago and her body was dumped in a deserted ground near the village.
Saddar Police shifted the body to Tehsil Headquarters Hospital for autopsy. Investigation Officer Mohammad Aslam told Dawn that the woman’s hands were badly scarred.
“The post-mortem report would reveal the manner in which the victim was murdered,” he said, adding that the police had started investigating the matter.
RAWALPINDI, Sept 24: An Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) on Monday declared proclaimed offender (PO) — five murder suspects — who made a dramatic escape from the compound of the Rawalpindi bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC), on September 13, after rejection of their bail plea.
The suspects declared PO, include Fareed Ahmed, Sabir Hussain, Qadeer Ahmed, Taj Mohammad and Abdul Sadiq.
They were accused in the murders of three under-trial murder suspects and a passer-by, on the premises of Rawalpindi district courts.
Since then the entry of anyone in the district court premises has been made subject to security clearance. —A Reporter
Marir Hassan tunnel project
RAWALPINDI, Sept 24: Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) on Monday announced that 70 per cent work on the temporary diversion of railway track on Marir Hassan tunnel project had been completed.
The RDA Director General Ch Naseer Ahmed said that his office, which was also the executing agency for the project, had successfully completed the design, feasibility and technical layout of the tunnel project. He dispelled the impression that the project was impeded by the non-cooperation of RDA and Pakistan Railways’ authorities.
Costing Rs429 million, the Marir Hassan project includes two additional tunnels to provide more space for traffic on Benazir Bhutto Road. The two simultaneously launched mega-projects on Benazir Bhutto Road — the Sixth Road flyover and the tunnel project– have adversely affected traffic as there was no alternative route. In a statement issued here, the RDA said that the project would start in phases to provide for the growing traffic, arguing that complete closure would obstruct the flow of traffic. — Our Reporter
ISLAMABAD, Sept 24: The Kohsar police station has busted a gang of burglars who broke into the house of Ambassador of Tunisia and took away Rs0.9millioin and valuables, a police spokesman said on Monday.
The culprits struck at the house of the Ambassador, located in F-6/1, on August 10.
Superintendent of Police (SP) City, Muhammad Ilyas supervised the investigation, which traced the four culprits involved in the burglary and after their arrest recovered stolen items including Rs9,00,000, gold watch worth Rs7,00,000, two lap tops and gold ornaments from them.
The group comprising the residents of Islamabad and Gujranwala during interrogation also confessed to having committed burglaries in F-6/4 on September 18, in the house of Dr Habibur Rehman. Efforts are in progress to recover the valuables from them stolen during the incident.
Inspector General of Police, Bani Amin Khan appreciated the performance of police team and announced cash prizes as well as commendation certificates. — Staff Reporter
SI killed in road accident
ATTOCK, Sept 24: A Sub Inspector (SI) of new airport police station was killed in a road accident near Hattar check post on the Kohat-Pindi road of the Fatehjang Police station on Monday.
SI Gharib Nawaz was on his way to new airport police station Fatehjang when his car collided with a speeding truck.
Consequently, he sustained serious injuries and was rushed to the tehsil headquarters hospital Fatehjang where he succumbed to his injuries.
The police have arrested the accused truck driver and registered a case against him.
The funeral prayers of the deceased SI, offered at the district police line Attock, was attended by a large number of officials including the district police officer Hilal Khan, SP Investigation Abbass Majid Khan Marwat, assistant commissioner Iftikhar Alam and general secretary of the district bar Israr Khattak Advocate. —Correspondent
Construction of overhead bridge
ISLAMABAD, Sept 24: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has started work on installation of an overhead bridge at Zero Point Interchange.
The project is expected to be completed within two months at a cost of Rs20 million.
Deputy Director Roads Khalid Mehmood Asif said work on the project had been started on the special directive of the CDA chairman to resolve the problems being faced by the pedestrians. He said the civic body had also installed an overhead bridge at H-8 which was ready for pedestrians.
Another bridge would be installed on Kashmir Highway in front of ombudsman office at Zero Point. — APP