Punjab power outages spark violent protests
Electricity shortfall rises to 8,500 MW
Salim AhmedLahore/Faisalabad/Peshawar—The power-starved people braving sweltering heat staged violent protest demonstrations in many cities of the country against load shedding on Sunday. Frustrated with the increasing hours of loadshedding, residents of almost all cities in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa took to the streets in protest. Some of the protestors turned violent and indulged in damaging public property and set vehicles on fire.
Shahbaz behind attack on PPP MNAs, MPAs in Punjab: Malik
Islamabad—Violent protest continues in province, also KP Adviser to the Prime Minister on Interior, Rehman Malik Sunday alleged that under the planned conspiracy by Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif who is directly involved in attack on MNAs and MPAs of PPP and destruction of properties. He said this while taking strict notice of attack on the house of PPP MNA Zahid Iqbal from Chichawatni, and Police Station in Jehlum. He demanded detailed report from the Chief Secretary Punjab over lawlessness in Punjab.
Police gets shoot on sight order
Karachi—Acting Additional IG Ghulam Sheikh said Sunday that criminals involved in extortion, rioting or damaging of property will be shot on the spot. Addressing a news conference the acting Additional IG said that thirteen people were killed during the last 24 hours in Karachi. He added that five of those killed were victims of target killing while the rest were due to some personal rivalry or unknown reasons.
Gilani, Kayani attend Nayef’s funeral
Makkah tul Mukar-rama—Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and Religious Affairs Minister Syed Khursheed Shah on Sunday attended the funeral of Saudi Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz al Saud.The funeral was attended by various heads of states and government representatives. International leaders and members of the Saudi royal family who paid tribute to Prince Nayef, who only became crown prince last year.