Wednesday July 29, 2015
MULTAN (BNA) Seven death row prisoners were executed in Punjab jails early on Wednesday morning.
Three convicted prisoners were sent to the gallows in Attock jail while one each in Kasur, Multan, Gujrat and Sargodha were executed.
In Attock double murder convict Muhammad Safdar and condemned prisoners Aftab and his father were executed.
Aftab and his father had killed Ahmed Khan and Pervaiz Khan.
Convicted prisoner Tufail was hanged in Kasur district jail. He had killed a father and son over testimony in 2001.
Separately, Nawaz was executed in Sargodha district jail for killing his relative over land dispute 13 years back.
In Multan district jail, death row prisoner Nayyar Abbas was hanged for killing a man in 1996.
The seventh condemned prisoner, Gulfam was sent to gallows at Gujrat district jail. He was convicted for killing a man in 2001.
Wednesday July 29, 2015
LAHORE (BNA) Malik Ishaq, chief of banned sectarian outfit Lashkar-i-Jhangvi, his two sons Usman and Haq Nawaz, and 11 others were killed in an alleged exchange of fire with police personnel late on Tuesday night.
At least six policemen were injured in the alleged encounter.
Ishaq and his sons were arrested by the Counter-Terrorism Department a week ago. Following their latest arrest, the police had interrogated them and had subsequently taken them to Shahwala in Punjab's Muzaffargarh district to aid the police in recovering weapons and explosives, sources in the CTD said.
The encounter appears to have taken place as militants attacked security forces and tried to free Ishaq who was killed in the ensuing exchange of fire, security sources say.
A spokesman for CTD Multan said Ishaq, his two sons, one Ghulam Rasool Shah and two other accused, all from Lashkar-i-Jhangvi, were taken to Muzaffargarh by the counter-terrorism department to aid in the recovery of arms and explosives.
The spokesman said that when the police party was returning after making the recovery, it was attacked by some 12 to 15 gunmen who succeeded in freeing Ishaq, his sons and the other accused and fleeing away on motorcycles.
Sunday July 12, 2015
RAWALPINDI (BNA) Nine terrorists were killed during search operation, launched by security forces in the border area of South and North Waziristan.
According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), search operation was launched against militants. The clash nine terrorists were killed and four security men embraced shahadat (martyrdom).
Saturday July 11, 2015
QUETTA (BNA) Nine people were killed in two separate incidents in Balochistan's Turbat area Friday.
A Levies official told Dawn.com via telephone that armed men opened fire on a vehicle in Nasirabad area of Turbat, killing six people including commander of a banned militant group Fazal-e-Haider.
Others killed in the firing incident were identified as Ubaid alias Mout, Bahar, Waheed, Haroon and one unknown person.
The assailants sped away in their vehicles after the attack, Levies said, while the dead bodies were shifted to Civil Hospital Turbat for postmortem.
Levies and police officials reached the spot as investigation into the incident began. All six deceased received multiple bullet wounds, a Levies official said, adding that panic prevailed in the area after the incident.
Levies also found three dead bodies in Turbat's Hoshap area Friday. Locals had spotted the dead bodies and informed Levies about them. The dead bodies that were also shifted to Civil Hospital Turbat are yet to be identified, Levies said.
All victims in the second incident also received multiple bullet injuries, security personnel added.