Speeding van kills two ISI men


Two junior-grade employees of the country’s top intelligence agency – the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) – and one of their relatives were crashed to death by a speeding van of the National Engineering and Scientific Commission (NESCOM) here on Thursday, police and eyewitnesses said. The accident took place at Nilor Barrier (No 1) on Thursday morning in the precincts of Nilor Police Station. The ISI men were riding a motorcycle (bearing “Applied For” registration plate) along with a student, when a speeding van of NESCOM bearing registration number (IDF 7485) hit their bike hard. Resultantly, the two ISI employees – Imran Masih and Naeem Masih – died on the spot, while Qaiser Masih, a student aging between 13 to 16 years, got serious injuries. He was rushed to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) where he succumbed to his injuries. Sources said Imran,28, and Naeem, 21, were working as sweepers at the ISI office. They belonged to the Narowal district of Punjab, and were residing in the Nilor area of Islamabad. Eyewitnesses said the accident was caused by the rash driving of van driver. Police said that after the accident, the van driver – later identified as Abdul Aziz – managed to flee after leaving the van on the spot. “We are after the fugitive driver and hopefully he will be arrested soon,” said Asjad Iqbal, station house officer of Nilor Police Station.