Five Khawaja Siras wounded in gun attack
Police arrested one Sibtain Khan for opening fire on five Khawaja Siras in their home in Upper Channia, Mansehra district, before fleeing Sunday night.
Local residents helped shift the injured to the King Abdullah Teaching Hospital. Due to their deteriorating condition, four survivors identified as Sumiro, Tulsi, Muna and Kaif, were referred to Ayub Medical Complex in Abbottabad where they underwent surgery.
According to Nadra Khan, one of the injured, the others are critical despite emergency treatment. She related that the accused was a friend of one of the wounded Khawaja Siras, and in a rage opened fire when another man came to met her.
The suspect is being questioned.
SHC orders inquiry into disappearance of prisoner
The Sindh High Court has referred investigation into the disappearance of a prisoner to the provincial taskforce and ordered an interrogation of jail staff and others over the incident.
A two-member bench headed by Justice Muhammad Iqbal Kalhoro heard petitions regarding the disappearance of Tahir, alias Lamba. According to the petitioner’s counsel, Tahir and his companion Junaid were driven away by car from prison. While Junaid was remanded in custody following conviction by a military court, Tahir has since remained untraceable.
However, the investigating officer in the case told the court that there was no evidence that Tahir was taken away from inside the jail.
Three colliers killed in Sorange mine explosion
Three coal miners were killed in a mine explosion triggered by a methane gas leak at the Sorange coalfield on Monday. Reportedly, the colliers were working at a depth of 800 feet when the blast occurred, causing debris to block all exit points and trapping Abdullah, Naseebullah and Mirza Khan.
The bodies were recovered in a rescue operation conducted by the mines department, and shifted to the mortuary of the Quetta Civil Hospital before being surrendered to their heirs. The mine has been closed while an inquiry is underway.