Quetta - An anti-terrorism court on Tuesday convicted an accused in an extortion case and awarded him five-year prison sentence, besides imposing a fine of Rs50,000.

Abdul Nafeh, the accused, had made a phone call to a man in the area of City Police Station Quetta threatening him with dire consequences and demanding extortion money.

The police had apprehended the extortionist red-handed in a timely action when the accused was receiving extortion money of Rs50,000 from the victim, said the prosecutor.

Subsequently, the challan of the said case was presented before the Anti-Terrorism Court Quetta-I Judge Dawood Khan Nasar and the court prosecuted the culprit Abdul Nafeh after the charges were proved and awarded him five-year imprisonment, besides imposing Rs50,000 fine.

The court ordered to extend the imprisonment up to three months in case the convict failed to pay the fine.

FC seizes arms, ammo in Dera Bugti, Loralai

Thwarting major subversive attempts, the law enforcement agencies personnel on Tuesday seized huge cache of arms and ammunition in Dera Bugti and Loralai.

The Balochistan Frontier Corps, during crackdowns in Dera Bugti and Loralai, recovered anti-tank mines, landmines and a huge cache of ammunition, said the FC spokesman.

The forces took action on a tip-off in Aliasi area of Dera Bugti district seizing a huge cache of arms and explosive material. In a similar action in Jalal area of Loralai, arms and ammunition were seized. The arms and ammunition seized were 12 anti-tank mines, two landmines, detonators, rounds of mortar shells, one pistol and large number of rounds.