M. M. ALAM
JEHLUM (JAN 8, 2017): A car, plying on the GT Road towards Rawalpindi from here today, got out of its driver’s control due to a puncture, and smashed into a van. Fifteen commuters lost their lives because of the fatal collision. Another ten got severely injured.
Katas Raj Temple’s drying pond and missing statues irks SC!
CHAKWAL: Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan hearing a suo motu case (based on media reports) on the drying of the sacred Katas Raj Temple pond today has ordered Bestway Cement in Chakwal to fill the pond up within a week.
Three-member Bench was told that the pond was drying up because a number of cement factories (including Bestway Cement Factory, Ghareeb Wall Factory and DG Khan Cement) were severely reducing the sub-soil water level by sucking it through tube-wells.
Terming the existence of cement factories in the area as destructive, Court asked provincial Govt. to inform under what conditions their construction was allowed.
Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) advocate maintained that former chairman Asif Hashmi was responsible for the debacle.
The concerned authorities have also been asked to provide details about environmental pollution the sucking of water by these had factories caused.
When yesterday, ETPB told the Court that idols of Lord Ram and Hanuman had been removed from the Temple complex following the 1992 Babri Mosque demolition Court while expressing concern over the absence of the statues queried: “Do the authorities even have the idols or have they been displaced?”
549th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak attracts 2600 Sikh pilgrims from India to Pakistan
LAHORE: Festivities associated with the (549th) birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak Dev Jee have attracted 2600 pilgrims from India to Pakistan.
The pilgrims were welcomed at Wagah border. Concerned officials have assured that the arrangements for the celebrations have been finalized including transportation, accommodation and security.
Muzaffargarh Mass Murder: 13 died as wife poisoned milk to kill husband
M. M. ALAM
MUZAFFARGARH: The mystery of mass murder solved when a woman named Aasia confessed that she had poisoned milk to kill her husband a couple of days ago in Daulat Pur here.
According to details the woman had mixed poison with milk only to kill her husband to avenge forced marriage, but he did not drink it.
Accidentally her 28 in-laws drank the lassi made using that milk, out of them 13 died while the others are still being treated in medical facilities.
Sources have revealed that Police have registered a case against Aasia but failed to arrest her yet.
It has also been insinuated that her paramour had provided the lethal substance to her.
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