In Briefs

Bullet fired accidentally kills security guard


RAWALPINDI: A security guard was killed after the owner of a Security Company fired a bullet from a pistol he was cleaning, informed police on Saturday.

The dead body of the guard was shifted to District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital for autopsy where he was identified as Jamal ud Din. Police took the killer into custody and begun investigation.

According to police, a man named Major (retd) Khurshid Malik, the owner of 2000 Security Company, was cleaning the barrel of his 30 bore pistol in his office located at Shamilar Plaza on Mall Road when a bullet was fired accidently. Police added that the bullet crossed over the wooden door and hit the security guard sitting outside, killing him on the spot.–ISRAR AHMED


Police recover abducted man on court orders


ISLAMABAD: Shalimar police conducted a raid on the orders of Islamabad High Court and recovered an abducted person from F-11/2.

Wife of Rana Salim had filed a petition in the high court that her husband had been kept in habeas corpus, pleading for his recovery. Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani heard the petition.

On the court’s orders, SHO Shalimar Munir Jaffri conducted raid on a house in F-11/2 and recovered Rana Salim. The police also arrested suspects Shahid and Yasir and recovered 298 bottles of wine and a car while suspects Zahid and Baber fled the scene.

The police registered a case against the accused and started investigation.–Online


AIOU exams for overseas students from 24th


Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University will conduct final exam of Metric, FA and BA programmes for Pakistanis settled in Middle-East from December 24.

These exams will take place in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Oman and Bahrain. Exams centres have been set-up in all these countries. Roll number slips to all the enrolled students have been sent at their addresses and also placed on website of the university.

Students abroad could also contact for further information from University’s Directorate of Overseas Education.–Online


DC for spreading awareness about iodised salt


RAWALPINDI: Deputy Commissioner Talat Gondal on Saturday directed officials of the health department to create awareness among the masses regarding the use of iodised salt. He said while chairing a meeting that due to deficiency of iodine, several diseases were spreading as the new generation was tempted to fast food. He said that in rural areas, lady health workers were providing supplements to women and children to overcome food deficiency. The DC said that to overcome food deficiency, especially in pregnant women and children under five years of age, basic components of foods would be added in oil and wheat.

On the occasion, District Health Officer Dr Abdul Jabbar briefed the meeting. He said that according to a survey, the use of iodine among the masses was only 17 per cent in 2001. However, after mixing iodine with salt, its usage increased to 69 per cent in 2011. He said that every individual should get intake of iodine salt to prevent health disorders including goitre and physical and mental disorder.–APP

He called upon them to advise people to use iodised salts and take simple diet.

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