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4 dead, 25 injured in pile-up in Okara

OKARA: At least four people were killed while 25 others sustained wounds in a pile-up involving five vehicles in Okara on Friday, ARY News reported. According to rescue sources, the deceased and injured were shifted to a nearby hospital for medical attention. The pile-up occurred owing to poor visibility caused by thick fog, a rescue official said. Various sections of Motorways have been closed due to dense fog. According to a spokesman for the Motorway Police, M-1 from Peshawar to Rashakai, M-2 from Lahore to Kot…

Okara rape victim threatens to immolate herself if justice not served

OKARA: A rape victim woman in Okara has threatened to immolate herself if justice was not served to her, ARY News reported. On refusing to work for a landlord as a housemaid, he brought the woman to his guesthouse (dera), cut her hair and physically abused her.  The landlord along his abettors tortured and raped the woman for seven days and threw her on the railway track and fled from the scene. Sehar Bibi has lodged an FIR at Baseerpura police station, however the perpetrators could not be arrested so far.…

Making history: Transgender to contest NA election from Okara

OKARA: Taking a practical step towards constitutionally-backed provision stipulating ‘fundamental rights’ of every citizen, a transgender person is set to contest the National Assembly election from Okara. Nayyab Ali is an active member All Pakistan Transgender Election Network in Punjab and also ran a four-month literacy programme for transgender people in Okara. Ali is also a member of the provincial voter committee of the Election Commission of Pakistan. In an interview, she detailed her ordeal she faced on the…

Two arrested for sexually abusing, filming minor girls in Gujranwala

 GUJRANWALA: Police on Thursday arrested two people for sexually abusing, filming and selling obscene videos of minor girls in in Gujranwala city of Punjab province, ARY News reported. According to ARY News correspondent, police, on a tip off, raided a video shop in Kohlo Wala area of the city and confiscated a huge number of videos all of which included sexual abuse of minor girls. Police say at least six girls were sexually abused and filmed and the arrested duo sold these videos at their shop. Shop owners…

School teacher arrested for sexually abusing, blackmailing children in Okara

OKARA: Police on Monday arrested a school teacher for sexually abusing students at a private school in Okara district of Punjab province, ARY News reported. According to ARY News Okara correspondent Zulfiqar Malik, police, on a tip off, raided a school in Hujra Shah Muqeem town of Okara district and arrested a school teacher named Yousuf for sexually abusing children and filming the act. The suspect, who was running a school in the town by the name of Al-Hafiz school is said to be involved in sexually abusing…

Imran rebuffs Nawaz Sharif’s decision to start movement against judiciary

OKARA: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Sunday rebuffed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's announcement to start a campaign against the judiciary, saying that coward leader can never start a movement. "Nawaz Sharif said he was would start a movement against Pakistan's judiciary. A coward person can never made a decision," he said addressing a political gathering in Okara. The PTI chairman said that Sharif never started a movement when he was overthrown by General Musharraf and instead chose to go to…

PTI to demonstrate political strength in Okara today

OKARA: As part of ongoing political events, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Sunday is set to hold a public gathering in Okara's football ground. All arrangements have been finalized and an 80-feet long stage has been set up. The venue has been decorated with party flags and posters and as many as 20,000 chairs have been placed. The city administration has inspected all security arrangements for the event by late night, deploying police personnel at and around the venue. All activists and workers of the PTI kept on…

10 suspects arrested in Karachi police crackdown

KARACHI: Police arrested at least 10 suspects for their involvement in various crimes in overnight raids on Friday in Mominabad and Ittehad Town localities of the metropolis. The arrests were made in the ongoing crackdown against unscrupulous elements in the city. According to police sources, seven suspects were arrested in Mominabad locality of Karachi. The arrested men said were involved in drug-peddling, snatching, and other heinous crimes, sources said. A stolen rickshaw and motorcycle, besides illegal weapons and…

Political opponents are destined to criticise: PM Sharif

OKARA: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said that the opponents are holding protests and demanding roads, while the government is constructing them.  “Pakistan is progressing at very fast pace,” said the prime minister while addressing a rally at the Okara Municipal Committee ground. "This is just the beginning, wait and see what happens next." PM Sharif appeared rather calm over ongoing controversies including the Panama leaks verdict and Dawnleaks controversy. “Whoever becomes our friend is our friend for…

Fire at furniture factory in Okara doused after hours of fire fighting

OKARA: A fire erupted in furniture factory located at M.A Jinnah road here on Wednesday burning woods worth hundreds of thousands rupees into ashes, ARY News reported.  The cause of the fire could not be immediately ascertained. However, the blaze engulfed the entire factory in minutes. A contingent of six fire tenders doused the blaze after hours of firefighting. Woods worth hundreds of thousands burnt into ashes as result of the fierce blaze in the furniture factory. However, no loss of life has been reported…