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Firing on PTI MPA's vehicle leaves 6 dead, four injured in Lower Dir

Unidentified assailants opened fire on MPA Malik Liaqat Ali Khan

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Lower Dir: At least six people were killed and four others including PTI MPA Malik Liaqat Ali Khan, sustained injuries after undientified people opened fire on their vehicle Lower Dir on Saturday night.

PTI's member of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Malik Liaqat Ali Khan was critically wounded, while six people lost their lives after unidentified men attacked him. 

The police said the MPA was on his way to his village Nagotal in Lower Dir District, when he was attacked by armed assailants.  

The PTI MPA is being shifted to Peshawar due to his critical condition.  

According to the police, a Levies Force official identified as Badshah  and a policeman named as Naseer were martyred, and three more people were injured due to the firing. 

The injured were shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital Timergara, said the police. 

The victims who were killed during the firing include Khan's brother Jhaan Alam and his nephew Yasir. 

KP Chief Minister Mahmood Ahmad took notice of the incident, sought report from the provincial police chief and ordered immediate arrest of the suspects.

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Hot, humid weather expected in most parts of country

Rain with wind and thundershower is expected at a few places in Punjab

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Islamabad: Hot and humid weather is expected in most parts of the country during the next twelve hours.

However, rain with wind and thundershower is expected in Kashmir, upper Punjab, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Gilgit Baltistan.

Rain with wind and thundershower is also expected at a few places in lower Sindh and north Balochistan.

Temperature of some major cities recorded this morning:  

Islamabad twenty-seven degree centigrade, Lahore twenty-eight, Karachi twenty-nine, Peshawar thirty, Quetta and Muzaffrabad twenty-three, Gilgit twenty and Murree eighteen degree centigrade.          

According to Met Office forecast for Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, cloudy weather with chances of rain, wind and thundershower is expected in Srinagar, Leh and Baramulla and partly cloudy weather with chances of rain, wind and thundershower in Jammu, Pulwama, Anantnag, and Shopian.

Temperature recorded this morning:          

Srinagar, Pulwama, Anantnag and Baramulla eighteen degree centigrade, Jammu twenty-five, Leh eleven and Shopian seventeen degree centigrade.       

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Police finalizes security arrangements for Ashura

Over ten thousand police officers including 370 women personnel will perform security duties

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Lahore: Lahore Police have finalized comprehensive security arrangements for majalis, religious gatherings, and processions of Ashura to avoid any untoward situation.

According to details, more than ten thousand police officers including 370 women personnel will perform security duties on the 9th and 10th of Muharram.

On the 10th of Muharram, 227 congregations will be organized while 47 processions will be held. The Punjab government also imposed a ban on pillion riding during Ashura.

Furthermore, it has been decided to suspend the mobile service on the routes of the main processions on Ashura Day at specific times, adding that more than 21 teams of Elite, 21 of PRU, and more than 26 teams of Dolphin Squad will patrol the security of the main processions.

The program organizers have also been directed to ensure adherence to the code of conduct, route, and timings.

On Saturday, Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi ordered a comprehensive security plan to ensure a peaceful environment during Muharram ul Haram, especially on Youm-e-Ashur at all costs.

The chief minister directed the members of the district and divisional peace committees to play their proactive role in the promotion of harmony and religious harmony during Ashura-e-Muharram.

He directed the concerned department to hold regular meetings at the district level to ensure peace and security on Youm-e-Ashur and also directed to ensure CCTV coverage of all processions and Majalis.

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64th martyrdom anniversary of Major Tufail Shaheed Nishan-e-Haider being observed today

He was awarded Nishan-e-Haider, Pakistan's highest military award for his courage and bravery

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64th martyrdom anniversary of Major Tufail Shaheed Nishan-e-Haider being observed today

 

Islamabad: The 64th martyrdom anniversary of Major Tufail Muhammad Shaheed, recipient of Nishan-e-Haider, is being observed today.

Major Tufail Muhammad Shaheed was born in Hoshiarpur city of eastern Punjab, on 22nd July in 1914.

In August 1958, he was assigned to launch an offensive against Indian forces in the area of Lakshmipur.

Major Tufail Muhammad faced heavy resistance from the enemy but carried on with his mission and embraced martyrdom the same day.

He was awarded Nishan-e-Haider, Pakistan's highest military award for his courage and bravery.

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