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Man kills wife, three minor daughters for hounour in Muzaffargarh

MUZAFFARGARH: A man killed his wife and three minor daughters on Saturday on the pretext of saving his honour in Muzaffargarh. According to the details, the suspect, Afzal slit the throat of his wife Azra and three daughters named Taskeen, 4 years, Misbah 3 years and an infant of 10 days in the limits of 'satpur' police station and escaped from the scene. Police and rescue officials shifted the bodies to the hospital for medico legal formalities. Later, a police party, on a tip-off, conducted raid at a house in the area…

4 of a family die in truck-car collision near Chowk Sarwar

MUZAFFARGARH: Four people were killed while another suffered injuries when a truck and car collided near Chowk Sarwar Shaheed in Muzaffargarh district on Sunday.   Rescue sources said all the four deceased, two women among them, belonged to the same family. The bodies and injured person were transported to a nearby medical facility. There was no immediate word on the identities of the deceased or the cause of the accident.

Jamshed Dasti’s Awami Raj Party loses lone seat after recount

MUZAFFARGARH: Jamshed Dasti Awami Raj Party (ARP) suffered a blow on Saturday when it lost, PP-270, Muzaffargarh, the only provincial assembly seat won by it, after a recount. The District Returning Officer (DRO) ordered recounting of General Election votes on a request by independent candidate Sardar Abdul Haye Dasti who had lost the seat to Ajmal Khan Chandia of the ARP. After a recount, the DRO declared Mr Dasti returned candidate on PP-270 with a margin of a mere 17 votes. ARP chairman Jamshed Dasti contested…

Meet Pakistan’s ‘richest’ election candidate

MUZAFFARGARH: Several Pakistani politicians have submitted their assets details with the election commission and voters are unclear about the wealthiest among them all. Well, an independent candidate from Muzaffargarh has emerged from nowhere to take the title. Muhammad Hussain alias Munna Sheikh from NA-182 literally shocked voters when he declared his assets details having a total value of Rs 4.3 trillion. Alarmingly, the candidate despite possessing a large amount of money didn’t pay any tax. In his affidavit,…

CTD foils Christmas terror plot in Muzaffargarh as three suspects held

MUZAFFARGARH: The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) on Friday claimed to have foiled a terror bid after apprehending three terrorists planning a terror plot during the Christmas festivities in an operation here. According to the CTD officials, the terrorists belonged to a proscribed militant outfit. A large cache of arms and ammunition besides hand grenades were also recovered from their possession during the operation. In a separate raid on Friday in Multan, the anti-terrorism department gunned down two alleged…

Wife kills husband, 12 others with poisoned lassi in Muzaffargarh

MUZAFFARGARH: A woman who gave her husband poisoned milk ended up killing him and 12 of his family when the tainted liquid was turned into a yoghurt drink and served to him and his relatives, police said. The woman, who was forced by her family into an arranged marriage in September, has been arrested and charged with murder along with her alleged lover, senior police official Owais Ahmad told reporters in Muzaffargarh on Monday. Police said Asiya Bibi mixed poison into her husband's milk last week but he initially…

Six terrorists killed in Muzaffargarh raid: Police

MUZAFFARGARH: Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) officials in a raid here on Friday morning killed six terror suspects in a shootout in Muzaffargarh, while four others were fled from the scene, ARY News reported. The CTD personnel on an intelligence tip-off conducted raid at a hideout of terrorists in Muzaffargarh. The militants opened fire at the law enforcers. In an ensuing gunbattle six terrorists were killed, while four of their accomplices escaped from the scene. A wanted terrorist Yaseen alias Imran was also…