QUETTA: Unidentified assailants opened fire at a police mobile here today killing one constable. According to details the shooting took place when fruit sellers belonging to Hazara community were travelling from Hazar Ganji to Hazara Town escorted by police.
Police told that the attackers managed to bolt from the scene of crime after carrying out the targeted attack. No individual or group has taken responsibility for the attack.
It is pertinent to mention here that Balochistan has faced a number of security challenges in recent months, with security personnel in the province often being targeted in roadside explosions and suicide attacks.
Members of law enforcing agencies have faced multiple attacks by miscreants in Quetta recently.
On 16th of January, 2018 a constable was killed on Raisani Road in yet another attack targeting law enforcers in the province.On 9th of January, a police bus was attacked by a suicide bomber in Quetta.
On 28th of February, four soldiers of the Frontier Corps (FC) and two policemen, including a DSP, were killed in two incidents of terrorism.
At least seven people were killed on Quetta’s Zarghoon Road when a suicide bomber rammed into a parked police truck injuring 16 people.
Five people were killed and 27 others had suffered injuries in a suicide attack on a convoy of a paramilitary force in the Sariab Road area of Quetta in November last year.
In October, seven policemen belonging to the Rapid Response Group (RRG) of Balochistan Police and a passer-by were killed in a suicide blast, also in Sariab area.
Fifteen people, including eight soldiers, lost lives when a suicide bomber targeted a military truck near the Pishin bus stop in Quetta in August.
Earlier in June, of 2017, 14 people – including seven policemen – lost their lives in a suicide blast that shook Shuhada Chowk in Quetta’s Gulistan Road area.
HAZARA COMMUNITY: Balochistan has been experiencing incidents of violence and targeted killings for over a decade. More than 1,400 incidents targeting the minority Shia/Hazara community have taken place in the province during the past 15 years.
A mere sectarian issue that has resulted in thousands of deaths present in the state of Pakistan, a state our forefathers and their forefathers gave their lives to form and this is the destruction of their legacy.
The killing of others due mostly, to different interpretations of the same religion that has continued to persist over thousands of years.
The disappointment that will be visible on our predecessors’ faces as we try in futility to justify senseless killing will be ironic in observing.
CJP takes suo moto notice of murder of mother, daughter in Jahania
ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar Sunday taken Suo Moto notice of alleged murder of mother and daughter in Jahania.
The notice was taken on footage viral on social media that women were allegedly murdered by their opponents when they (mother and daughter) were returning after attending the court. Taking notice of the issue, the Chief Justice has directed IGP Punjab to submit a report within three days.
SC summons health minister: ventilators
LAHORE: The Supreme Court on Saturday summoned Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid, MD Punjab Procurement Regulatory Authority Shahid Hussain and others for Dec 22 to sort out problems being faced in the purchase of ventilators for government hospitals.
The bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar passed the orders while hearing a suo moto notice regarding government hospitals conditions.
During the proceedings, the provincial health department officials apprised that ventilators could not be purchased for government hospitals due to various technical problems in the purchase process.
At this, the bench observed that it was an important equipment but despite passage of one-year period, it could not be purchased. The bench adjourning further hearing till December 22 summoned provincial health minister, MD PPRA and others for resolving problems being faced in the process.
The health officials also apprised the court about various steps taken to improve the conditions of the hospitals.
Meanwhile, the bench observed that civil courts would decide the claims of property retrieved from the land grabber Mansha Ali Khokhar, alias Mansha Bomb while hearing a suo moto case regarding encroachments by him.
Earlier, the court was apprised that 15 claimants had approached for land retrieved from Mansha Bomb.
Moreover, the bench adjourned the hearing of United Christian Hospital revival case till Dec 22.
Dr. Jawwad Sajid, a member of the committee formed for the revival of the hospital, apprised the bench about various developments in this regard.
1,54,458 FIRs computerized in province
PESHAWAR: The digitization FIRs is in full swing and so far 1,54,458 FIRs have been computerized throughout the province during the current year.
The spokesperson today said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police has prepared a central database for the record of all police stations FIRs.
Direct access to the FIR is via data of a concerned person i.e CNIC mobile phone and house address. According to detail Peshawar district police showed excellence performance during the current year by digitizing 28,520 FIRs followed by Mardan of 18,185 FIRs, Charsadda 7,525, Nowshera 4,484, Swabi 6,699, Swat 14,608 Buner 9,324, Shangla 3,638, Dir Lower 6,808, Dir Upper 2,760, Chitral 3,073, Abbottabad 7,478, Haripur 4,731, Mansehra 4,581, Battagram 582, Kohistan Lower 432, Kohistan Upper 503, Torghar 156, Kohat 6,882, Hangu 2,687, Karak 3,102, Bannu 70,23, Lakki Marwat 2,940, DIKhan 6,358 and Tank 1,379.
All records of the criminal have been centralized with the online computer record and access to all policed stations of the province effective and result oriented action is being taken against the outlaws instantly.
Now the accused cannot evade from the police action. Complete file record against the accused is available in this computerized system. All police action and court proceeding in the case are being registered in the online system.
After registration of FIR in any police station, one copy is sent to the computer cell for digitization.