SIALKOT

Jamaat-e-Islam leader Liaqat Baloch has asked the incumbent rulers to adopt a bold stance against Indian war aggression along the Sialkot Working Boundary and Line of Control before the world community.

Addressing the party workers' convention, he urged the international community to use its complete influence to force India to ensure peace by ending the ceasefire violations and targeting the civilian population especially in the Sialkot border villages along the Sialkot Working Boundary.

He said that his party had strongly condemned Indian war aggression against Pakistan, adding that it was ready to give a wakeup call to the nation against Indian aggression and to come forward to defend every inch of the Motherland along with the armed forces of Pakistan.

He said that the time was ripe to give a very bold and befitting answer to Indian hostilities. Liaqat Baloch fully supported the political demand of probing the 2013 general elections through a judicial commission. He said that MQM was doing the politics of blackmailing, ignoring all the national and international issues only for their vested interests.

Later, Liaqat Baloch offered funeral prayers in absentia for former Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh Ameer Prof Ghulam Azam. Shabab-e-Milli President Attiqur Rehman Khan and JI Sialkot Ameer Sheikh Attiqur Rehman were also present.

TWO FRIENDS DROWN: Two deceased friends were laid to rest in their native graveyard in village Jamwal- Shakargarh amid sobs and tears. A large number of people attended their funeral.

Usman Sadique and Nasir Shamas, students of a college in Shakargarh, had gone to Nullah Baeen for fish hunting. Meanwhile, they went to a quicksand, they drowned in it. The rescuers of Rescue 1122 fished out their bodies and handed over them to the aggrieved families. Several agonic scenes were witnessed where their funerals were lifted together for burial.

DEATH PENALTY AWARDED: Additional District and Session Judge Pasrur Rai Muhammad Yaseen Shaheen has awarded death sentence with a fine of Rs100,000 each to two convicts Adnan and Irfan for killing farmer Mushtaq Ahmed and his wife Rasheeda Bibi over a land dispute in village Shorkot-Baddo Malhi in 2009.