ATTOCK - In a horrific incident, a man has killed his wife, two daughters and his son in Attock after he had an altercation with his wife over a marriage proposal of one of their daughters.

Nazim Hussain Shah, a resident of Kamalpur Syedan Attock, lodged a complaint with the Attock Saddar police that his brother-in-law, Asif Hussain Shah, had a quarrel with his wife Ruqaya (Nazim’s sister) over the matrimonial issue of their daughter, Rida. According to him, Ruqaya wanted Rida to tie the knot with Faisal, a resident of the same locality, but Shah was opposing the idea. And many times, he had warned his wife and the daughter to give up the idea.

Last night, Shah exchanged hot words with his wife and took out his pistol and shot dead Ruqaya, 45, and two daughters, Kamal, 24, and Rida, 23, and injured his younger son, Ashtar Abbas, 17, who later succumbed to his injuries. The suspect escaped after committing the crime scene.

On the complaint of Nazim, the police have registered an FIR and are investigating the case. The bodies were shifted to Asfandyar Shaheed Hospital Attock for a postmortem.

Meanwhile, Moeen Rehman, a resident of Mansoora, allegedly shot dead his brother, Ishtiaq Beg, over a domestic dispute in the Hasanabdal Saddar police jurisdiction. Yet in another incident, Gulab Khan was shot dead by unknown assailants in village Tarbethi.

Police have shifted the bodies to a hospital for postmortem and started investigations.

STEPS FOR STUDENTS WELFARE

Provincial Minister for Population Welfare Dr Mukhtar Ahmad has said that Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has taken many initiatives for the welfare of talented students and for that purpose billions of rupees were being spent. 

Addressing a ‘laptop distribution function’ held at the Government Postgraduate College Attock, he said that the provincial government was giving laptops to the talented students to equip them with modern era technology so that they could play their role for the development of the country.

He said that so for 310,000 laptops worth Rs7 billion have been given to the students.  He also said under the Punjab Education Endowment Fund Rs2 billion have been distributed among the deserving students in the shape of scholarships.

He urged the students to seek knowledge keeping in view the challenges of the modern era.

Laptops were distributed among 171 students who included 13 from Attock, three from Hazro, 59 from Hasanabdal,  27 from Fatehjang, 33 from Jand and 36 from Pindigheb. The laptops were in recognition of their best performance in board exams.