Islamabad - A gas geyser blast created panic among the residents in sector F-8/2 yesterday.

At about 6:00am, the gas geyser installed at house number 9, street 22, sector F-8/2, Islamabad, burst with a big bang, causing panic amongst the residents and passersby. Police officials said splinters fell in front of Australian embassy and near Sri Lankan House located in street number 21, F-8/2. No injury or loss of life was, luckily, reported.

Meanwhile, law-enforcement agencies and Rawalpindi police conducted a search operation in different areas of Rawalpindi and arrested 37 suspects. Rangers, police and intelligence agencies’ officials combed the areas including Ritiwh Home, Koh-i-Noor Factory, Naseer Abad, Aasim Abad and Dhok Mustaqeem. Sources in the police said that it also recovered illegal weapons from the suspects. They said that the suspects could not satisfy the law-enforcers about their stay in the area. The suspects were shifted to Naseer Abad police station for further investigation.  

Furthermore, Islamabad police have arrested five outlaws from various areas of the city and recovered wine, cash and stolen property from their possession, a police spokesman said yesterday.

He said that Aabpara police arrested Asim Younas and recovered 20 litres of liquor from him. CIA police arrested Shahbaz and Abbas and recovered stolen cash and other valuables from them. Industrial-Area police arrested Mustafa Khan and recovered two wine bottles from him.

Margalla police arrested Imran and recovered three wine bottles from him. Cases have been registered against these nabbed persons and further investigation is under way.