LAHORE - A father of five children was allegedly tortured to death by City police in Harbanspura police precincts on Wednesday. The 50-year-old deceased Akbar Khan was resident of Qalandarpura. The victim family alleged the Harbanspura police subjected the deceased to severe torture three days back after he was arrested on the drug trafficking allegations. The police also registered a fake FIR against Akbar and thrashed him badly, the family alleged. The police shifted Akbar in a local hospital in critical condition. After spending three days at the hospital, Akbar on Wednesday succumbed to injuries. The police, however, rejected the allegation of the deceased family saying Akbar died of natural death. According to the police 80 grams hashish was recovered from his possession. It is pertinent to mention that on Tuesday SHO Samanabad police station allegedly gunned down a youth over personal grudge. Yet another incident of custodial killing has put a question mark on the performance of the provincial government, which has failed to bring any change in the traditional thana culture. Road accident At least 30 people sustained sever injuries when an uncontrolled bus turned turtle in Chuhng area in the wee hours on Wednesday, the police said. The injured later were identified as Malik Shabbir, Aziz, Tauseef, Abdur Razzaq, Alam Din, Rafiq, Tufail, Rasheed, Najma, Sajid, Zafar, Ashraf, Ruqayya, Ramzan, Shahzad, Zulfiqar, Abdul Hameed, Anwar and Aziz. When bus arrived near Chuhng police training center, it forced into the boundary line in the middle of the road, while the driver tried his best to save the upcoming van. A doctor said that the condition of 13 patients was serious when they were admitted to the hospital. 'reconciliation is need of hour' Provincial Minister for Finance, Planning & Development, Tanvir Ashraf Kaira has said that political reconciliation and consensus is the need of hour to overcome the great challenges He said our country is facing multiple problems both on internal and external fronts and political stability is the only key to meet the challenges and resolve these issues with consultations. Kaira stated on Wednesday, that the political forces should forget petty issues and work together in the best interests of the country. He said it is the prime responsibility of political forces that they should work for strengthening democratic institutions. He said that the government would solve the peoples problems and Government would complete its tenure, the Minister concluded.