‘Al Qaeda activists’ distribute pamphlets
By Shahid Mubarik
FAISALABAD: Some unknown people, allegedly Al-Qaeda activists, have distributed pamphlets in the district, announcing reward for killing the police officials involved in the death of Qari Noor Mohammad in police custody on August 18, sources told Daily Times on Saturday.
Sources said unidentified people who had covered their faces with red scarves left these leaflets outside the Jamia Mosque in Kutchery Bazaar during prayers.
Cloth traders of the market said the pamphlets were left by two men on the mosque’s terrace who fled the scene.
However, police officials who reached the spot said the pamphlets were written in Urdu and prepared and printed on computer in Arabic script. Police sources said the pamphlets bore an opinion by Abdul Rehman Handavi, a Saudi jurist, alleging that the police officers involved in the killing of Qari Noor Mohammad were infidels and urged people to kill them.
The pamphlets announced a reward of Rs 1 million for the killing of inspector Naveed Younis and Rs 0.3 million for Rana Mohabat Khan and Malik Zulfiqar.
Police sources said that some religious leaders had been questioned, but they have expressed their ignorance of the incident.
APYMA elects office bearers: The annual elections of the All Pakistan Yarn Merchant Association (APYMA) concluded on Saturday.
The APYMA elected Munawar A Sheikh as the central chairman and Mian Khushnood Ahmed as chairman of the Punjab and the North West Frontier Province (NWFPZ) zone unopposed.
Mian Tassaduq Rasool and Sheikh Qaiser Shamas have been elected as vice chairmen for six months each.
Qaiser Shamas, Tassaduq Rasool, Imtiaz Ahmed, Shehzad Anwar Johari and Imtiaz Rabani Billo, submitted their nomination papers for vice-chairman’s seat but it was unanimously decided to constitute a committee for the selection. Later, the committee headed by Khushnood Ahmed decided to elect Mr Rasool as the vice-chairman for six months while Mr Shamas would hold the charge afterwards.
ACE arrests SI: The Anti Corruption Establishment (ACE) Police have arrested Omer Hayyat Kaloo, sub-inspector of Madina Town Police Post, for his alleged involvement in four different cases of corruption.
Khurram Shehzad, ACE inspector, had carried out a raid at the Madina Police post and arrested Omer Hayyat, and jailed him at the Civil Lines police station.
Court orders case against SHO and ASI: Abdul Waheed Khan, district and session’s court judge has ordered the district police officer on Saturday to register a kidnapping case against Attiq Sindhu, station house officer (SHO), and Mohammad Asghar, assistant sub-inspector of Ghulam Mohammad Abad police station, for allegedly detaining a man illegally.
Earlier, Haider Ali of Chohar Majra had filed an application before the court complaining of police harassment. He had alleged that the SHO and ASI had detained Mohammad Sharif, his nephew. He further accused the police officials for torturing Sharif and taking Rs 20,000 from him.
The court directed the police officers to present Mr Sharif in the court but they did not do so.