PESHAWAR: Six people lost their lives, while four others, including women, sustained injuries when a vehicle of wedding guests met an accident in Mansehra on Saturday night.

TNN correspondent reported that a jeep, which was part of a convoy of vehicles of wedding guests, was coming back to Gali Miran area when it went out of driver’s control and fell into a deep ravine in Garhi Habibullah area. Local sources said the accident happened in the night due to which the rescue personnel faced difficulties in rescue operation.

Four persons died on the spot while six were injured. Those who died on the spot include Ali Asghar, Muhammad Shakeel, Muhammad Asif and Muhammad Liaquat. The injured persons were shifted to King Abdullah Hospital in Mansehra. Police said two of the injured persons succumbed to their injuries at the hospital after which the death toll mounted to six. The four injured persons are under treatment in hospital.

Traffic accidents regularly happen in Pakistan mainly due to poor condition of roads and reckless driving by the drivers who are mostly untrained.

Case of ANP leader’s murder registered

Peshawar Police on Sunday filed a case about the murder of the Awami National Party (ANP) districts president Sartaj Khan.

The case was registered by Gulbahar Police Station on the complaint by Shamsul Taj, brother of the deceased ANP leader. Shamsul Taj said in the first information report (FIR) that he was present in Services Hospital when he received information about his brother’s murder. He said when he reached the Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) that owner of a general store told him that as soon as Sartaj sat in his vehicle after purchasing some items from the shop, unknown armed men came on motorcycle and opened fire on him. Sartaj received several bullet injuries and died on the spot.

The brother of the ANP leader said they have no enmity with anyone. Police has filed a case against unknown culprits under Section 302 of Pakistan Penal Code and initiated investigation.

Meanwhile, the ANP provincial general secretary Sardar Hussain Babak said the government has been failed to provide security to the common man, particularly to the ANP activists.


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