A 24-year-old girl died after falling from the Ravi Bridge, police and rescue workers said on Friday. The incident took place during the blockade of roads due to the protest demonstrations by religious activists in Lahore on Thursday night. The deceased identified by police as Natasha, an MBA student at a university in Faisalabad, died after she tried to cross the bridge on foot late Thursday night but fell on the ground. She sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital where she died later. Natasha along with her friends was going to back to Faisalabad when the accident took place on the Ravi Bridge near Shahdara. The police handed over the body to the family after fulfilling legal formalities.

–Staff Reporter


LUMS law students call on CJP

 A 26-member delegation of law students of Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law at LUMS called on Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar as a part of their study tour of Supreme Court in Islamabad on Friday. CJP Nisar welcomed the students and gave them an overview of the Constitution and constitutional mandate of judiciary as one of the pillars of the state.  He laid emphasis on rule of law and its importance in economic development of countries. He underlined the need of education and its significance in society. He emphasized upon the students to show integrity and honesty on every walk of life to lead a prosperous and peaceful life. Later, he answered the questions of the participants in an interactive session and shared his experiences. Prof Dr Martin Wilhelm Lau who was leading the delegation thanked the CJP on his own behalf and on behalf of the participants for sparing time for them and sharing legal experiences and knowledge.

–Staff Reporter


CJP resumes hearings today

 Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar will resume today hearing of a multiple suo motu notices at the Supreme Court Lahore registry. Justice Ijazul Ashan will be the other member of the two-member bench. According to the supplementary cause list, the bench will resume hearing of the cases including hospital and sewerage waste, illegal marriage halls, poultry feed, fee structure of private medical colleges, murder of a journalist in Sambrial, property issue of a female and mistreatment of a patient at Multan Cardiology Hospital. The CJP will also take up the matter related to the losses of Pakistan Railways.

–Staff Reporter


461 ‘criminals’ arrested in three months

 The Investigation Wing smashed 188 criminal gangs and arrested their 461 members involved in dacoity, murder and other heinous crimes during a crackdown on criminals in the last three months. The police also recovered stolen property worth Rs138 million and illegal weapons from them. The police traced 1,579 cases and chalalned 63 alleged killers. The police also arrested 1,689 proclaimed offenders, of them 417 were involved in heinous cases, and 732 were court absconders. The accused have been challenged in 9,447 cases. SSP Investigation Ghulam Mubashar Maken has announced cash rewards and commendatory certificates for the policemen, who arrested the criminals.–APP