Poisonous food kills 5 sisters

KARACHI - Five sisters lost their lives after consuming poisoning food at Gulshan-e-Maymar here the other day.
The ill-fated family including five sisters fell unconscious after taking dinner. They were hurried to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where doctors pronounced the death of five sisters including Paras, Ambareen, Kiran, Erum and Subha. Other family members including Ghulam Murtaza, his wife Safia and two children Maheen and Ammar who had also consumed the food were admitted at the hospital for their critical condition. Ghulam Murtaza, head of the family, is an employee of the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board. 
Police officials said that they, being informed by the victim’s relatives, reached on the spot and found the sisters dead. DSP Khalid Khan while quoting the initial investigation said that the victims had consumed ‘khichri and potatoes. He said the food samples have been collected and dispatched for examination.
Children drown in Malir Riverbed: Two brothers and two sisters lost their lives after they drowned in Malir Riverbed here on Tuesday, reaching the rain-related death toll to 45. The incident took place in Jan Mohammad Baloch Goth, Super Highway where the children were enjoying swim in the riverbed passing through the Goth. Nine-year-old Manzoor Lal, 7-year-old Hussnain Lal, 8-year-old Mahnoor, five-year-old Mariya and 9-year-old Ali drowned in the incident.
Residents of the area rushed to the site and managed to rescue Ali while bodies of other four children were also recovered after two hours. It is worth mentioning here that at least 45 people have lost their lives in the rain-related incidents in last four days in the metropolis.
45 ARRESTED IN GWADAR: Pakistan Coast Guard has apprehended 45 illegal immigrants from Gwadar City, here on Tuesday.
According to a statement, the officials during spot checking and search apprehended 45 Pakistani illegal immigrants on account of illegal border crossing from border area and entering Gwadar City.
The individuals were proceeding to Iran without passport and other valid documents and were poised to cross the border through the unauthorised routes.
After the initial investigation, the coast guards handed over them to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for further investigations.
Meanwhile, Sindh Chief Minster’s Special Assistant on Auqaf, Ziaul Hassan Lanjhar has taken notice of the incident of shrine roof collapse of Hazrat Bulri Shah Karim in District Tando Muhammad Khan, and directed the Auqaf chief administrator to pay immediate visit to the shrine to asses the damages.
He also directed the Auqaf chief administrator to prepare an assessment report for rehabilitation of the shrine on priority basis, so that the reconstruction of the shrine could be initiated in accordance with the original structure.

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