ANF arrests 4, seizes 800kg hashish
MULTAN: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) seized more than 800kg of hashish and about 3.6kg of heroin and arrested four drug traffickers in Sukkur, Lahore and Duniyapur, an ANF spokesman said on Friday.
“It is a great success that we have seized 3.6kg of good quality heroin worth Rs 35.90 million from Talib Hussain at the Multan Airport. The Sukkur Police have also recovered 800kg of hashish from a warehouse at Lab-i-Mehran in Sindh and arrested two drug smugglers Murad Mirani and Mithu Trutt,” he said. The spokesman added that the Duniyapur Police had arrested Abdul Rashid Mughal and confiscated three kilogrammes of hashish from him.
Court delays terrorism case: An Anti-Terrorism Court headed by Allah Bakhsh Ranjha has adjourned a case until October 2 and sent the accused to jail on judicial remand. The court cross-examined four witnesses at the New Central Jail in Multan on Friday. Solicitor Joseph Rashid, District Police Superintendent (Investigating officer) Ijaz Shafi Dogar and Inspector Ehsan recorded their statements.
According to the witnesses, the police arrested six terrorists identified as Abubakr, Atique-ur-Rehman, Athar Munir, Shahid Nadeem, Muhammad Yousaf and Tariq Mehmood on August 15, 2002 before they planned to launch a series of attacks on a number of Christian churches and the Christian Women Hospital in Multan.
The police confiscated six rocket-launchers, bomb boosters, 490 fuse detonators, explosive material, five explosive sticks and other material. More witnesses are expected to testify on October 2.
Case against minister transferred: The Chief Election Commission has transferred an election petition against Federal Minister for labour and Manpower Abdul Sattar Laleka from the Election Tribunal of Bahawalpur to the Lahore Tribunal headed by Justice Syed Jamshed Ali Shah.
The Bahawalpur Tribunal headed by Justice Sakhi Hussain Bukhari has set September 25 for a reply to allegations levelled by Petitioner Dr Ehsan Bari. The petitioner’s counsel has called for imposing a fine of Rs 10,000 on the respondent. The minister’s Lawyer, Ansar-ul-Haq, presented a copy of the decision of the commission to transfer this case to Lahore. Dr Bari claimed that Mr Laleka was neither a graduate nor eligible to become a minister after contesting the National Assembly election.
He claimed the minister even flunked his matric exams and that he had only a school-leaving certificate. “He claims to have a senior Cambridge he had got from an institution which did not exist in Pakistan,” Dr Bari added.