LAHORE: Police on Monday detained a man in connection with killings of three people gunned down by six motorcyclists in Gulshan-e-Ravi area, police sources said.  Police registered the triple-murder case against eight armed men and handed over the bodies to the family after the autopsy on early Monday.

“We have arrested one of the eight killers and other raids are underway,” a police investigator said. The police official declined to reveal the identity of the arrested person.

Unidentified gunmen stormed into a house in Rustam Park in Gulshan-e-Ravi late Sunday and opened indiscriminate fire on the family members.

As a result, three persons including two women were killed on the spot while a child was admitted to a hospital with serious bullet wounds. The deceased were identified as Amna Bibi, Sana Bibi, and Shahzad Ahmed.  Witnesses told the police that six gunmen riding on three motorcycles forced their entry into the house of Amna Bibi and fled away after the gun attack.  Initial investigations revealed that the motive behind the gun attack was old enmity. Further investigation was underway.–Staff Reporter

More students visit Aiwan

LAHROE: The students and teachers of City District Boys High School, Green Town on Monday visited Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust on a study tour. The students saw the Pakistan Movement Picture Gallery.

Meanwhile, NPT’s Mobile units visited the Nation Academy, Gulshan Ravi, M Computer and Commerce College, Moon Market, Government Chughtai High School Gharhi Shahoo, Government Girls High School Ali Raza Abad, Raiwind Road, Government Model Boys Primary School Bhobatian, Raiwind, Government New Model Girls School, Dev Samaj Road and Government Girls Middle School, Dev Samaj Road to deliver lecture on Pakistan ideology. 

SITTING: Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust is organising a special sitting in connection with 215 death anniversary of great Muslim hero of subcontinent Sultan Fateh Ali Tipu at Aiwan-e-Karkunan-e-Tehrik-e-Pakistan today (Tuesday) at 10:00am.–Staff Reporter

LDA DG summoned

LAHORE: Justice Khalid Mahmood Khan of the Lahore High Court on Monday summoned Director General Lahore Development Authority for not responding to court’s notices for last three years.

The judge placed this order on various petitions filed by Haji Akram and others, questioning non-payment of compensation against acquisition of land. The petitioners said LDA acquired their land in 1988 to establish Sabzazar Housing Scheme.  They said they challenged the acquisition before tribunal of the LDA, but the tribunal dismissed their appeals after 23 years without hearing their point of view.  They LHC had set aside the tribunal’s order and directed the LDA to give them (petitioners) compensation against the property acquired for the housing scheme.

However, they said the order was yet to be complied with. Petitioners further pointed out that the LDA did not respond to court’s notices on a contempt petition for last three years.

After hearing the arguments of the petitioners, the judge issued show cause notice to DG LDA and directed him to appear in person.  The court will resume hearing on May 23.–Staff Reporter

Of relief

LAHORE: Parts of the country received scattered rains on Monday, breaking strength of the heatwave as mercury remained at a low.

Overcast conditions, rains and continuous blowing winds caused considerable decrease in temperature during day and at nighttime.  Rain-thunderstorm (associated with gusty winds) occurred at scattered places in Kashmir, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Sargodha and Larkana divisions.–Staff Reporter

Maximum and minimum temperature in Lahore was recorded 37 degree Celsius and 21 C respectively. Relative humidity in the evening was recorded 37 percent

Local meteorological department has forecast mainly hot and dry weather for most parts of the country during the next couple of days. However, dust-thunderstorm/rain is expected at isolated places in upper Khyber PK (Malakand, Hazara divisions), Balochistan (Quetta, Kalat, Makran divisions), Islamabad, North Punjab (Rawalpindi division), upper Sindh (Sukkur, Larkana, Hyderabad divisions) and Kashmir.

On Monday, Mangla received 47 mm rain, Mandi Bahauddin 30 mm, Abbotabad 23 mm, Jhelum 21 mm, Parachinar 17 mm, Malamjabba 16 mm, Kotli 13 mm, Larkana 10 mm, Drosh, Mirkhani and Sialkot 08 mm each, Joharabad 07 mm, Saidu Shaarif 05 mm, Murree 04 mm, Dir, Balakot and Kalam 03 mm each, Rawalakot, Barkhan, Khuzdar and Chitral 02 mm each.–Staff Reporter