Sisters of former CM aide claim brother threatening them

Two sisters of former Special Assistant to the Sindh Government, Ismail Dahiri, told reporters on Wednesday that their brother was planning to kill them and their family in order to gain possession of their share of inherited lands.

During a brief at the Shaheed Benazirabad Press Club, Fareeda and Hameeda Dahiri claimed that their brother had registered several fake cases against their families, and alleged that armed men have been firing at their homes in order to intimidate them into withdrawing their right to 25-acres of land gifted to them by their father.

The sisters claim that Ismail Dahiri refuses to have the gifted property registered under their names. They told the media that their brother has threatened to kill them and their children, and appealed to the chief justices of the Supreme Court and the Sindh High Court to take notice of their predicament.

In 2018, Sindh Rangers recovered five assault rifles and a few grenades during a raid on Ismail Dahiri’s residence and fuel station.

9-year-old boy raped, murdered in Taxila

The body of a nine-year-old boy reported missing two days ago was discovered in a field in Shadman Town near Wah Cantonment, Taxila, on Wednesday.

According to police, the boy had gone outside his home to play with friends but went missing. Two days later, some passersby spotted the minor’s body in a field and alerted police. A preliminary examination found torture marks, and that he had been strangled dead after sexual assault.

IO granted more time to submit final challan in Dua Zehra case

A Judicial Magistrate on Wednesday granted more time to the investigating officer (IO) in the Dua Zehra case to submit the final challan.

The IO had previously requested the court to dismiss the case as prime accused Zaheer Ahmed, and over 20 other accused including his family and the nikah khwan who solemnized his and Dua’s marriage in Punjab were found “innocent”. However, rejecting the investigation report as inadequate, the magistrate called for further investigation and directed the provincial health secretary to ensure another medical examination to determine Dua’s age is conducted.

The medical reassessment determined that the girl was between 15 and 16 years of age. Furthermore, the IO informed the court that per fresh investigation, new evidence emerged in light of call data records which placed Zaheer in Karachi at the time of Dua’s disappearance from home.

On Wednesday, the IO informed the court that a team of Karachi police officers has left for Lahore to arrest Zaheer and his accomplices who facilitated his illegal marriage with Dua and harbored them when on the run. He further provided that Zaheer and the other absconding suspects have yet to be arrested and requested another ten days to capture them and bring them to Karachi to complete investigation for the submission of the final challan.

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