In Briefs

Police arrest 16 outlaws

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad police arrested 16 outlaws from various areas of the city and recovered over 2 kilograms of hashish, 180 cans of beer and 78 wine bottles from their possession, a spokesman said.

The spokesman said that one of the CIA teams including Inspector Shafique arrested four accused for having 1,100 grams of hashish, 180 cans of beer, 50 wine bottles and a 30-bore pistol.

Station House Officer Khana Police Station Inspector Liaqat Ali arrested Naseer for having 1,020 grams of hashish and Naeem Akhtar for having a 30-bore pistol. ASIs Adeel Shaukat and Irfan from Sabzi Mandi police station nabbed three suspected thieves identified as Buland Iqbal, Mujeeb and Hikmat besides recovering stolen items from them. Another accused, Roz Din, was arrested for having a stolen mobile phone.

ASI Arshad from Aabpra police arrested Zeeshan Arif for having a rifle while Sub-Inspector Ghulam Mustafa held Zakir Ali for possessing a 30-bore pistol. Sub-Inspector Fiaz Ahmed and ASI Muhammad Sadiq from Karachi Company police arrested Abbass Masih and Waqas Masih for having a total of 28 wine bottles. Sub-Inspector Yar Muhammad from Tarnol police nabbed Shoaib for having a 30-bore pistol while ASI Shafqat Ullah arrested Roidad Khan for possessing a 9 mm pistol.

Cases were registered against the nabbed persons and further investigation was initiated, the spokesman said.–APP

CDA asked to submit report on houses rented out illegally

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court ordered the Capital Development Authority to submit action report on March 1st against its employees having been rented out the houses allotted to them by the CDA.

Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui heard the case on Tuesday. During the hearing, the CDA submitted its report in the court. As per the report, about 165 houses allotted to CDA employees had been rented out. Out of these, 68 were completely rented out while 97 houses were rented out partially by the employees.

Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui expressed annoyance and ordered CDA officials to take action against the employees allegedly involved in this illegal activity. –Online

The counsel of CDA adopted that allotment of houses of such employees should be cancelled for five years.

Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui enquired as to what action had been taken against CDA employees involved in the practice?

The case was adjourned till March 1st.

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