In Briefs

Man shoots sister, brother-in-law for ‘honour’


RAWALPINDI: A man shot dead his sister and her husband in Nagyal village of Gujar Khan apparently for contracting love marriage, sources and police said on Monday.

The police investigators described the incident as ‘honour killing’ and arrested the killer identified as Saeed Anwar and recovered the weapon used in the dual murder. The deceased were identified as Qaiser, 25 and Musarrat, 18.

According to the sources and the police, Qaisar, a resident of Nagyal Village, had developed relations with the sister of Saeed Anwar. They said that he later contracted love marriage with her against the will of her family. They added that Saeed had warned his brother in law Qaisar not to return to his native town or else he would kill them. However, Qaisar did not obey him and returned his home along with his wife. They said that Saeed attacked their house and shot the couple dead.

On receiving information, the police team headed by SHO Ishtiaq Cheema rushed to the crime scene and collected evidences and recorded statements of the eye witnesses. Later, the police carried out a raid and arrested the killer and recovered the weapon from his possession.  

When contacted, SHO Ishtiaq Cheema said that it was an honour killing as Saeed had asked Qaisar to not to come back to his native town after he contracted love marriage with his sister. He said that the police had arrested the killer and would register a case against him.

Meanwhile, the police shifted the bodies to hospital for autopsy.–Staff Report


Free medical camp benefits poor patients



RAWALPINDI: A free medical and blood donor camp was jointly organized by Burahani Blood Donors Association, Qamar Jehan Foundation and Thellasemia Welfare Society here on Monday.

As many as 300 patients visited the medical camp where they were provided free of cost medical treatment while donors also donated 35 blood bottles for children suffering with Thellasemia.

Similarly, the laboratory experts have also conducted free of cost blood, sugar, cholesterol and many others tests on patients.

On the occasion, Qamar Jehan Foundation President and social worker Dr Jamal Nasir was the chief guest while Thellasemia Welfare Society Vice President Lt Gen (r) Mustafa Kamal Akbar, Pakistan International Heart Association President and former Commandant AFIC Maj Gen (retd) Masood ur Rehman Kiyani, Secretary General Sana Ullah Ghuman, Brig (r) Nadra Sultana and Burhani Blood Donors Association President Murtaza Burhani were also present.

During the free medical camp, a team of doctors including medical specialist Dr Asim Zulfiqar, Densest Dr Farkhanda, Dr Imran, Dr Aqeel Shujai, Dr Sher Hakim uddin and Dr Nafeesa checked the patients and provided them medicines.

Addressing the participants, Dr Jamal Nasir said that serving humanity is a great deed. He added that the poverty has made it difficult for destitute segments of society to receive adequate medical treatment. He said the philanthropists should establish free medical camps to provide free treatment to poor patients. “Donating blood will be helpful for saving scores of lives and the children suffering from Thellasemia,” said Dr Jamal Nasir. He urged the rich segments of society to come forward to support this initiative and to donate for the poor and needy patients.–Staff Report

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