PESHAWAR: A resident of Peshawar Azizur Rehman on Wednesday appealed to the government to help his son release from the illegal custody of the Khyber Agency's political agent. Speaking at a news conference on Wednesday here at press club, Azizur Rehman, resident of Sufaid Dheri Peshawar, said that his son Yasir Arafat had business relation with Haji Zorat and Haji Jawad of Khyber Agency and the two persons were indebted to his son. He alleged that both business partners were become enemies of his son and started threatening him of dire consequences in case of demanding the debt. He also alleged that his son was then kidnapped at a gunpoint and kept him captive for more than 25 days and also tortured him severely. The tehsildar of Jamroud sub-division recovered him during a raid on their private torture cell but later on he was also detained in the lock-up.–Staff Reporter He alleged that his son was now in the illegal custody of political agent's Khyber Agency due to the pressure of MNA Shah G Gul over the last 18 months. He also appealed to the President of Pakistan and Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to take notice of this illegal custody and misuse of power by the political agent and ensure release of his son.
CondolenceLAHORE: P&T Gymkhana Cricket Club on Wednesday condoled the death of Farooq Hyder, one of their patrons, who breathed his last in London. Farooq Hyder is survived by Zamir Hyder and Rashid Hyder, who are also the patrons of the club. The club held a condolence meeting that was attended by former PCB chairman Khalid Mahmood, ex-Pakistan cricket team manager Azhar Zaidi, ICC panel umpire Aleem Dar, Test cricketers Imran Nazir and Abdul Razzaq besides ex-members Saadat Saeed and Shaukat Babar. Meanwhile, representative Lahore Region Nooshin Haneef, PCB (women wing) members of Lahore Region cricket team, members of Kinnaird College, Ravi Club and CLC Cricket Women Club have condoled the sad demise of brother of international cricketer Marina Iqbal. All expressed heartfelt grief and prayed to Almighty Allah to bless his soul with eternal peace and grant patience and courage to the grieved family to bear such irreparable loss.–Staff Reporter
Obituary The Nation staffer Shamim Ahmed’s uncle Muhammad Jameel passed away the other day. Qul Khawani for the departed soul will be held today (Thursday) at 12 noon at Donk Chirag Din, Old Taxi Stand, Rawalpindi.
Published in The Nation newspaper on 26-Jun-2014