The victim was identified as 27 years old Noor Muqakam, daughter of Shaukat Muqakam. Police said the girl was also stabbed and beheaded with a sharp instrument after firing, while another person was injured in the incident.
Mired in one controversy after another amid his electioneering ventures in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs Ali Amin Gandapur received a setback on Friday as the region’s Election Commission slapped a ban on his participation and speeches in election-related events in AJK.
In a statement issued after the meeting, which was led by Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin and attended by one two of the committee’s 14 members, the ECC said it had increased the prices of the edibles on the recommendation of the Ministry of Industries and Production. It said that the price of ghee at the subsidized Utility Stores was increasing from Rs. 170/kg to Rs. 260/kg, a 53 percent hike. Similarly, the price of wheat flour has been increased by 18.5 percent from Rs. 800/20kg to Rs. 950, and sugar had been increased from Rs. 68/kg to Rs. 85, a 25 percent increase.
In a major development, Punjab’s Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) has given clean chit to former special assistant to the prime minister Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari and Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan in Rawalpindi Ring Road scam.
Naik Nazakat Khan, a 32-year-old resident of Attock, embraced martyrdom during the IBO.
Chief Minister Usman Buzdar had recently made Mr Warraich his special coordinator on sports, youth affairs and local government.