LANDIKOTAL: The bodies of two boys from Landikotal tehsil of Khyber tribal district, who died in Serbia few days ago, have arrived in Pakistan.

Family sources said the bodies of Gohar Ali and Shah Niaz Shinwari arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday morning and were handed over to the family members. The funeral of both the boys will be offered at 2:00pm in Ashkhel Karigar after which they will be buried in their ancestral graveyard.

Family sources said Gohar Ali and Shah Niaz Shinwari had gone to Europe illegally two years ago. Six days ago, both of them drowned in a pond in Serbia. Gohar Ali’s uncle told TNN that Gohar and Shah Niaz sat under the open sky after breakfast. He said Shah Niaz went to a nearby pond to wash his hands. He said when Shah Niaz was coming back, his foot slipped and he fell into the pond. Gohar Ali also jumped into the pond to save his friend, but both of them drowned. The rescue personnel reached the pond after three hours and retrieved the bodies.

Gohar Ali’s uncle said both friends spent some time in Turkey after which they went to Greece and they had reached Serbia few days ago. Both friends wanted to go to Croatia from Serbia, but they decided to stay back in Serbia due to extreme cold weather during winter. The route to Croatia was forested and extremely difficult and it was impossible to go to Croatia from that route on foot in winter.

One killed, four injured in Swabi firing

One person was killed and four others sustained injuries in a firing incident during a wedding function in Swabi on Monday.

Police said the incident happened in the jurisdiction of Yar Hussain police station on Monday night. The firing happened over a matrimonial dispute and the alleged culprits escaped after the crime.

Police said the deceased person was identified as Mazeed, while the injured included Mehran, Yasir, Anwar and Umar. The injured were shifted to Mardan Medical Complex. Hospital sources said the condition of two of the injured was critical. Police have initiated search for the accused. No arrest has been made so far.