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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…

Police thwart terror plot in Attock, seize explosives from vehicle

ATTOCK: Punjab Police prevented a major terrorist attempt in Attock city of Punjab by seizing an explosive-laden vehicle and arresting the motorist from G.T Road, ARY News reported on Friday. The vehicle was coming from Peshawar via G.T Road when the police personnel intercepted it on suspicion during a routine snap checking, police officials said. The motorist has been identified as Adil hailing from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), police said. Police claimed to have recovered 23 kilogrammes of explosive, 500 detonators,…

Nawaz Sharif ends GT Road rally, says nation has rejected his disqualification

LAHORE:  Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday ended his four day long journey from Islamabad to Lahore by speaking to a huge rally in Punjab province's capital city, ARY News reported. Flanked by a number of top party leaders, Nawaz Sharif urged the people to support him in his efforts to change the system of this country for good and in a way that the power of vote be respected. "This system has a virus and we will have to change it, this constitution and system should be changed," said Nawaz Sharif.…

ARY News team attacked for third time in GT Road rally

LAHORE: ARY News reporting team has been attacked for the third time in the GT Road rally led by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, ARY News reported. This time the assault took place at Azadi Chowk in Lahore. The Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) activists surrounded the ARY News DSNG van and some of them climbed over it. They also harassed and shoved ARY News anchor Adil Abbasi. Read More: PML-N activists attack journalists for filming stranded ambulance A day earlier, some PML-N workers on Friday attacked another ARY…

WATCH: PML-N leader showers workers with money during GT Road rally

LAHORE: As the government leaders and their 'detractors' keep on debating about number of participants in the GT Road rally led by deposed premier Nawaz Sharif, a video has emerged of a PML-N leader Pomi Butt throwing notes from a stage atop to party supporters and workers. The video shows deputy mayor Gujranwala Salman Butt, alias Pomi Butt – who is also brother of PML-N leader Imran Butt – throwing wads of money to the supporters who were shoving and pushing each other to get hold of the money. Some of them even…

Civil society approaches LHC against Sharif’s GT Road rally

LAHORE: A petition against ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's planned GT Road rally was filed in the Lahore High Court on Tuesday, ARY News reported. The petition was filed by some members of civil society who requested the court to bar Sharif from leading the rally from Rawalpindi to Lahore via Grand Trunk Road. It was contended in the petition that the Sharif's planned rally on August 09 was in violation of the Supreme Court verdict, which not only disqualified him from the office of the prime minister but also…

Traffic warden risks life to arrest hit-and-run truck driver

LAHORE: A traffic warden risked his life to arrest a truck driver who was escaping after a hit-and-run incident on the GT Road near Lahore, ARY News reported.  The truck driver Allahdita had reportedly hit a couple on a motorcycle and sped away from the scene of the incident. However, a traffic warden named Jawad showed exceptional dedication and heroism and managed to cling to the door of the truck to prvent him from fleeing. After nearly a kilometre of holding on, the truck driver was forced to stop the vehicle.…

Five killed after crash between 12 vehicles due to ‘thick fog’ in Sahiwal

SAHIWAL: At least five people were killed and 20 others injured in a major accident on GT Road due to heavy fog, ARY News reported on Friday. According to details, the incident happened when some 12 vehicles lost their control after visibility dropped to almost zero on the road. As a result of the accident, a passenger bus, a college van and a private car were completely damaged killing five people and injuring another 20. Soon after the incident, police and rescue officials reached the spot and shifted the bodies…