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Death toll climbs to 48 in California’s most lethal wildfire

CALIFORNIA: The remains of six more victims were found on Tuesday in and around a northern California town overrun by flames last week, raising the death toll to 48 in a wildfire disaster already ranked as California’s most lethal and destructive in state history. The latest tally of casualties from the Camp Fire was announced by Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea as forensic teams with cadaver dogs combed through a ghostly landscape strewn with ash and charred debris in Paradise, California, in the Sierra foothills about…

Bribe-seeking cop arrested after rickshaw driver burnt to death

KARACHI: The city police on Monday arrested traffic police head constable, Hanif, who allegedly compelled rickshaw driver to commit self-immolation after forcing him for bribe. On Saturday, rickshaw driver Shahid sprinkled oil on his body and set himself on fire near the city police office in Saddar, as a protest, after he was challaned by traffic policeman. The driver was reportedly challaned after he had refused a bribe. Sections of suicide and bribe have been included in two cases registered against the traffic…

Youth crushed to death in Pakpattan

PAKPATTAN: In a grisly incident, a young man was crushed in a machine to death in Pakpattan on Sunday. The 21-year-old, Rashid was tortured and crushed under rotavator, after he had a quarrel with suspect Iftekhar and his three accomplices.  Mother of the victim said the cruel people killed him so cold-bloodedly that she could not even get to see face of her son. She said he was cut into pieces. Requesting the chief justice of Pakistan for justice, the father said this was his only son and breadwinner, which he had…

SIUT mulls legal action over fake reports of Dr Adib Rizvi’s demise

KARACHI: The Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) on Saturday refuted reports circulating on the social media about the demise of Dr Adib Rizvi. The SIUT director in a statement said a totally false and fabricated news is being circulated on social media, claiming the demise of Professor Adib Rizvi. “SIUT denies this baseless news. There is no iota of truth in the messages that are being circulated.” The statement read: “SIUT is contemplating legal action under the Electronic Crimes Act, 2016, Section…

20-year old girl dies at hostel after ‘being denied treatment’

RAWALPINDI: A 20-year old girl died at a student hostel in Rawalpindi allegedly after being denied permission to be transported to a hospital for medical attention.  According to details, the girl identified as Urooj fell sick on the night of September 27, but the warden didn’t permit her to be taken to a hospital. Though, one of her friends told the administration that she was sick and needed treatment, yet nothing was done.  She said her friend writhed around all night, but no one listened to us. Instead, she said,…

Child’s death: Relatives block GT Road against ‘negligent’ doctors

RAWALPINDI: A child died on Wednesday at a private hospital in Rawalpindi allegedly due to the negligence of doctors, triggering protest by the family of the deceased. As per details, the infuriated relatives of the minor accused the doctors on duty of negligence and ransacked the hospital. They also manhandled the staff, resulting in injuries to five people. The protesters then took to the GT Road, blocking it by placing the child’s body and setting fire to tyres. The enraged protesters were demanded registration…

Nawaz, Maryam, Safdar granted five-day parole

LAHORE: The Home Department of Punjab on Wednesday extended the parole of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and her husband capt (retd) Safdar for five days. The extension has also been notified by the Home Department. “The period of parole has been extended until 12 am on Monday,” the home department said. The incarcerated PML-N leaders were first released for 12 hours from Adiala prison but later the parole was extended to three days against the Sharif family's request for a five-day…

Three-day mourning announced in GB over Kulsoom’s death

GILGIT: Gilgit Baltistan Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman Wednesday announced three days mourning in the province over the death of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, who died in London due to throat cancer. He expressed profound grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz and prayed to Allah Almighty to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to the members of bereaved family to bear the loss with patience. The chief minister, in his condolence message, paid tribute to late Kulsoom Nawaz for…

Kulsoom’s death: PML-N seeks one-week parole for Nawaz

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) has requested the authorities to grant former prime minister Nawaz Sharif one-week parole after death of his wife Kulsoom Nawaz in London. Mr. Sharif is currently incarcerated in Pakistan in corruption cases. In a media talk, PML-N leader Khwaja Imran Nazir Nazir paid heartfelt tribute to the wife of former PM Nawaz Sharif and said she was a brave woman who played vital role for democratic struggle. He also announced that the party had suspended all its political…

PM orders provision of all facilities to Kulsoom’s family

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s wife Kulsoom Nawaz in a London hospital. According to a statement, the prime minister issued directives for provision of all facilities to the family and heirs of Kulsoom Nawaz as per law. Ms Nawaz, who had been battling cancer at the London’s Harley Street Clinic, died today. The prime minister further directed the Pakistani High Commission in London to assist the deceased’s family…