Police personnel allegedly involved in fake encounter

Bashir Ahmad Rehmani

Member National Assembly Choudhary Shoukat Ali Bhatti and leader of PTI, Ex-MNA Choudhary Mehdi Hassan Bhatti have said some officers of Pindi Bhattian police led by DSP Nawaz Virk murdered three innocent boys in fake police encounter near Ghabreka village in precinct of police station Pindi Bhattian Sadar, on July 31 to get rid of blind murder and other heinous crimes registered in different police stations of Tehsil Pindi Bhattian many month ago.

While talking to media, they said that custodian and extra-judicial killing of innocent people would not be tolerated at all and we would not take rest till provision of justice to the families of three boys. They said that media was reported the killing of three boys in alleged police encounter at 6:34 pm but the Pindi Bhattian police was mentioned the time of police encounter in FIR at 8:45 pm which was a clear contradiction of police statement and news of encounter reported by the media.

All set to commemorate Youm-e-Ashura with religious solemnity in AJK

Our Correspondent


All is set to commemorate Youm-e-Ashura- the 10th of Muharram-ul-Haram, on Tuesday (August 9), across the Azad Jammu and Kashmir state with due religious solemnity and reverence. This is the most sanctified day of the Islamic history and a unique icon of the supreme sacrifices rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions for the cause saving the religion of Islam.

This day reminds us the unwavering resolve of pious family of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his nephew Imam Hussain (RA) as to how to fight against all types of tyrannical forces for the sake of rightness and justice. Youm e Ashura will dawn with special prayers by the faithful at all mosques and Imambargahs in all ten districts of Azad Jammu Kashmir.

Processions of Alam and Zul’jinnah will be taken out from Imambargahs which, after passing through the already-determined traditional routes, will culminate at their fixed spots. A number of social and political organizations as well as individuals will set up sabeel(water) stalls on the processions’ route to facilitate the faithful in each and every corner of the state.

Re-calling the martyrdom of Hazarat Imam Hussain (AS), Ulema and Zakerin during the course of the procession will deliver special speeches highlighting the great sacrifices of the Imam Hussain (RA) and essence of the day. The event of Karbala inspires us to uphold the glory of Islam coupled with the renewed pledge and resolve that we should not hesitate to render any sacrifice for the sake of saving our faith from the clutches of enemy.

Though the 10th of Muharram, the Ashura, is very important for diverse reasons, nevertheless, it gains special impact as Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS)’s martyrdom and the event of Karbala also took place on this day. Like other parts of AJK, in the lake district of Mirpur, the local administration have made all necessary arrangements to ensure maintaining of traditional peace and order during the course of the main Zuljinnah and Tazia procession in Mirpur city, to be taken out from central Imambargah Sa’adat colony on 10th of Muharram ul Haraam on Tuesday, official sources said.


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