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Taxi driver found dead in Head Balloki

Taxi driver found dead in Head Balloki

LAHORE – Aslam Masih, 26, a taxi driver and resident of the Francis Town Chung, who was kidnapped six days ago along with his taxi from Chung police limits, was found dead in Head Balloki on Sunday.
Police registered a case only after the victim was found dead though his father had submitted an application on the day of his son’s abduction. The victim’s father, Sharif Masih had reported to the police around six days back that his son had been kidnapped along with his taxi as he

Driver killed in Balochistan attack on NATO oil tanker

QUETTA – Gunmen in Balochistan opened fire on a tanker carrying oil for NATO forces in Afghanistan on Thursday, killing its driver and setting the vehicle ablaze, officials said. The attack took place near the town of Wadh in Khuzdar district, local police official Jumma Khan told AFP.
Unidentified gunmen flagged the vehicle to stop and opened fire when the driver ignored them, Khan said, adding that the driver was killed and his helper was wounded.

Drunk driver kills 2 bikers

LAHORE – A drunken car driver ran over two bikers, Mukhtaar and Abdul Ghaffar, on Khayabe-e-Iqbal Road in Defence Housing Authority (DHA) at 1:30 am on Saturday. Shehryar Shahid, a university student and a resident of Gulberg, was under the influence when he rammed his Corolla (LEB 3680) into the bike. A crowd gathered after the incident and handed over Shehryar to the police. Mukhtaar belonged to Sahiwal and taught Quran to children in Lahore while Abdul Ghaffar worked in a DHA

Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters

ATHENS – Greek police clashed with protesters on Wednesday as around 100,000 workers, pensioners and students marched to parliament in protest at austerity policies aimed at helping Greece cope with a huge debt crisis. Riot police fired scores of rounds of teargas and flash bombs at protesters hurling petrol bombs, choking the main Syndagma square with smoke and sending crowds of striking protesters running for cover.
Public and private sector employees’ 24-hour strike grounded

US embassy driver who ran over citizen flees

ISLAMABAD – A US embassy employee who ran his car over a Pakistani citizen, Ibadur Rehman, while rushing to assist Raymond Davis on January 27 in Lahore, has fled the country, according to a senior US official on Saturday.
US Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs Philip Crowley had confirmed during a press briefing this week that it “was US embassy staff driving the car that allegedly hit the civilian”. But the car driver as well another US official involved in the

Car driver killed

LAHORE – A car driver was killed while another sustained critical injuries after a Mazda Truck collided with a car near Ravi Toll Plaza on Friday. The deceased was identified as Kashif. Police said that a rashly driven Mazda Truck collided with Kashif’s car as a result of which Kashif and his friend Dildar received severe injuries. Police took the truck under custody and registered a case against the unknown truck driver after he fled the scene.

LHC orders action against consulate driver

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court on Friday ordered the Punjab Police to take action in accordance with the law against the US Consulate driver who ran over a citizen, Ibadur Rahman, while ostensibly trying to rescue Raymond Davis.
While hearing a petition by Ijazul Rehman, the deceased’s brother, seeking free and fair investigation into the matter, LHC Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry also asked authorities to record the statements of the complainant (Ijazul Rehman) and

Driver of governor’s convoy sent on judicial remand

DASKA – Sambrial Special Judicial Magistrate Shehzad Qaisar has sent the accused driver, Khizar Hayyat, to Sialkot District Jail on a 14-day judicial remand for killing a Sambrial-based old woman Sughra Bibi on Saturday evening when the official convoy of Punjab Governor Sardar Latif Khosa was returning to Lahore from Sialkot.
Sambrial police seized the official vehicle and arrested its accused driver, Khizar Hayyat. The police registered a case against the driver under Section

Punjab seeks Centre’s help to arrest US Consulate driver

LAHORE – The Punjab government has dispatched an official letter to the federal government to play its role for the immediate custody of the US Consulate driver and car which ran over and killed Ubaidur Rehman in a bid to help Raymond Davis, Pakistan Today learnt on Sunday.
According to sources, the letter sought federal government’s help to unearth mystery behind the movement and the killing spree of Davis and his accomplices, who managed to escape from the scene. The letter

Militants attack NATO supply containers, kill driver

PESHAWAR – Suspected militants on Wednesday attacked two Afghanistan-bound NATO containers killing a driver. Two cleaners were also injured in the ambush near Landi Kotal, official and local sources said. The NATO containers were stopped near Landi Kotal by armed men.
“As the vehicles stopped, they opened fire on the driver and his two helpers. The driver died on the spot while the two cleaners sustained bulled wounds”, a local transporter told this scribe on telephone from Landi

IDENTITY CRISIS? – Man disguised as traffic warden swindles truck driver

LAHORE: “Who can you trust if a traffic warden turns out to be a swindler, making good with your valuables including cash and mobile phone while charging you over traffic rules violation,” said a truck driver Jahanzaib while talking to Pakistan Today on Wednesday.
HALT! TRAFFIC VIOLATION: Jahanzaib, a driver who works with Cargo United Goods and drives their truck (JU-7577) from Lahore to Karachi, said that late on Tuesday night he entered Lahore and was heading to wards his

Cases registered against town management, driver

ISLAMABAD: Following Sunday’s car race in Islamabad that killed five people, police on Monday said cases had been registered against the driver of the car, the Bahria Town management, and the chief organiser of the race, Sheikh Atif, who had managed to flee.
Rawalpindi Commissioner Zahid Saeed said stern action would be taken against everyone involved in organising and executing the race. The race was allegedly sponsored by a leading telecom company but no one was available for

All CID attackers except truck driver escaped

KARACHI: Investigators probing the blast at the Crime Investigation Department (CID) Civil Lines office have found no evidence about the attackers, except about the driver of the explosives-laden truck, and therefore, they are of the view that all other assailants managed to escape after the attack.
Sources told Pakistan Today on Saturday that of the 17 people killed in the blast, there was only one mutilated and unidentified body, and investigators believed it was the body of

Police charge driver over Facebook speeding clip

Israeli traffic cops are apparently now patrolling the web, with a man facing charges after being caught speeding … on Facebook.
The 23-year-old man was charged with speeding and reckless endangerment after police came across a video posted on Facebook of him driving at 260 kph (160 mph) along Israel’s coastal highway, Ynet news website said on Tuesday.
The driver was charged in a traffic court in the northern city of Acre, even though police could not say when the