Saturday May 16, 2015
QUETTA (BNA) A man severely injured two Christian girls in Quetta on Friday when he threw acid on them in the city's Kasi road.
Through a syringe, the accused sprayed acid on the faces of both the women, police said.
The girls identified as Rimsha Masih and Hina were rushed to Bolan Medical Hospital (BMC) for emergency medical treatment.
"The girls were admitted in the burns ward of BMC," said Dr Masood Nowsherwani.
"Rimsha's face was 30 per cent affected whereas 15 per cent of Hina's face was burnt in the attack," Nowsherwani added.
Capital City Police Officer Quetta, Razzaq Cheema said that Rimsha and Hina were 27 and 15 years old respectively. Cheema stated that the families have already nominated an accused Vijay Masih, a resident of Brewery Road in the case.
Vijay was subsequently arrested and taken into custody.
Last year in July, four men sprayed acid on six women inside a house in Balochistan's Pishin district. The attack was also carried out through syringes. Similarly, two acid attacks also took place in Mastung and Sariab last year in July.
Saturday May 16, 2015
PESHAWAR (BNA) Military jets bombarded terrorist hideouts in Shawal tehsil of North Waziristan tribal agency on Friday, killing at least 17 suspected militants.
According to security sources, the aerial strikes targeted three militant dens in Shawal district, also destroying four vehicles belonging to the terrorists.
The hideouts were also completely destroyed in the aerial raids, said the security sources.
The airstrikes comes as part of operation Zarb-e-Azb and the latest push by the military to flush out terrorists from the restive tribal agencies on Pakistan's northwestern borders with Afghanistan.
Monday, May 11, 2015
PESHAWAR (BNA) A pro-government tribal elder was killed on Monday in a remote-controlled improvised explosive device (IED) blast in the Bar Kamar area of Bajaur tribal agency's Mamond tehsil.
According to sources, tribal elder Malak Muhammad Jan was on his way to the Har area when an IED planted on the roadside went off in Bar Kamar.
The pro-government tribal elder and five of his companions died in the blast while the vehicle they were travelling was also severely damaged.
Assistant Political Agent of Bajaur Fiaz Sherpao told DawnNews that the terrorist attack had claimed the lives of six people.
Bajaur is one of the seven districts in Pakistan’s semi-autonomous tribal belt near the Afghan border, where Taliban militants are said to have held strongholds.
Several attacks on polio vaccination workers, peace committee members and suicide bombings have taken place in the tribal region in the past few years.
Monday, April 27, 2015
ESHAWAR (BNA) At least 44 people were killed and more than 200 wounded when a mini-cyclone, described by Met Office as the third worst in the country's history, struck Peshawar and parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Sunday.
Most of the victims were women and children as torrential rains lashed Peshawar, Mardan, Nowshera and other areas of the province causing roofs to cave in and walls to collapse.
Rescuers rushed victims to hospitals as roads submerged in water hindered their operations. Ambulances and rescue vehicles found difficult to enter into some areas due to fallen trees and electric poles. Residents carried some of the injured on their backs to cars heading to hospitals.
An emergency has been declared at all local hospitals in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
Most of the victims were shifted to Peshawar's Lady Reading Hospital. As the number of casualties kept increasing LRH could not cope with the influx of injured and, therefore, fresh arrivals were taken to the Khyber Teaching Hospital.
While extending his condolences on the loss of life and property due to the torrential rains, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif approved a package of Rs500,000 for the family of each deceased person and Rs50,000 for each person injured.