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Youth murders sister, mother for ‘honour’

LAHORE — The youth, who gunned down his 20-year-old sister and mother at his residence in Kahna police area and fled away from the crime scene late on Tuesday night, is still at large, police investigators said on Wednesday.

Police sources said the investigators are conducting the raids to arrest the killer who killed his mother and sister apparently ‘in the name honour.’

Police said that the killer, identified as Muhammad Abid, shot dead his mother, Kaneez Fatima, and sister, Ayesha Bibi, at his house in Gajju Matta area and fled away from the crime scene.

According to the police, the killer had suspicion that his sister Ayesha had developed illicit relations with someone while his mother was protecting her.

On Wednesday, the police handed over the body to the deceased’s family after the autopsy. Local residents said that the mother and her daughter were buried in a local graveyard while hundreds of people attended their funeral prayers. Many emotional scenes were witnessed on this occasion as the dead bodies were brought to their home from the city morgue.

The police have also registered the case against the killer and are investigating.

Police officer’s mother dies: The mother of SSP Fiaz Ahmed, PSO to IGP Javed Iqbal, died in Sargodha in the wee hours of Wednesday. She was 70. Her funeral prayer was offered after Isha prayer at Jamiya Mosque Satellite Town, Sargodha, and later was laid to rest at her native graveyard. Several officers of Police Service of Pakistan (PSP), family friends and colleagues have expressed their sorrows on sad demise of the SSP’s mother.

IG visits Faisalabad: IG Javed Iqbal along with sub-committee members constituted by the Punjab Chief Minister on Wednesday visited Faisalabad in the fifth phase of his tour to give final shape to the security arrangements in connection with coming month of Muharram-ul-Harram.

RPO Faisalabad Aftab Ahmad Cheema, CPO Faisalabad Bilal Ahmad Kamyana and all DPOs of the region, in a briefing informed the sub-committee in detail about the security steps being taken by them in Faisalabad region.

The IGP directed the police officers that person indulging in publication/distribution of literatures pertaining sectarian hatred, provocative speeches and misuse of loud speakers should be arrested on the spot. Javed Iqbl also directed to keep constant liaison with the local religious scholars and political leadership for maintaining cordial harmony among various sects during this holy month.
Source: The Nation