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Unsuccessful lover commits suicide

Unsuccessful lover commits suicide

LAHORE – A young man committed suicide by swallowing poisonous pills in Shahdara Police precincts on Friday. Police said that Nawazish Ali (24), a resident of Shahdara Town, locked himself in his room and took poisonous pills after his parents refused to marry him to his neighbour, whom he loved. His brother broke into the locked room to find Nawazish dead.
In another incident, Zain Bukhari (28), resident of Mumtaz Cinema Millat Park, shot himself in Millat Park Police limits on

Suicide bomber kills 27 Shia pilgrims in Iraq

SAMARRA – A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a bus filled with Shiite pilgrims at a checkpoint outside the Iraqi city of Samarra on Saturday, killing at least 27 people, police sources said. “The suicide bomber quickly ran into the bus when it stopped at a checkpoint several kilometres (miles) outside Samarra, and detonated his vest inside the vehicle,” the police official said.
“About 27 people were killed and about 20 were wounded,” he said, giving a toll confirmed by

Woman ‘would-be suicide bomber’ held in Bajaur

KHAR – Security forces on Wednesday arrested a woman allegedly planning to blow herself up in a lawless tribal region where 43 people were killed two months ago in a female suicide attack, officials said. “Security forces and local administration officials raided a house near Khar on Wednesday morning and arrested a woman wearing a suicide vest,” senior local official Sohail Khan told AFP.
He said the raid was ordered on a tip-off that women were being trained as suicide bombers

Wife of Pakistani killed by Davis commits suicide

LAHORE – The wife of one of two Pakistani motorcyclists shot dead by American Raymond Davis has committed suicide, police said. Davis was arrested on January 27 after shooting dead Faheem and Faizan, claiming he acted in self-defence fearing the pair were about to rob him.
A third Pakistani was knocked down and killed by a vehicle from the US Consulate in Lahore that tried to rescue Davis. The American was arrested by police and a case of double murder registered against him.

Hekmatyar’s party condemns suicide attacks

KABUL – Gulbuddin Hekmatyar’s Hizb-e-Islami Party on Sunday condemned suicide attacks, with Hekmatyar’s deputy Qutbuddin Helal calling them prohibited and cruel. “Killing civilians is a brutal act and the party sees any kind of attacks that cause civilian deaths against Islamic practices and law,” Helal told an Afghan news channel.
“Killing civilians is prohibited. We cannot call it an Islamic act. Suicide attacks in public and civilian locations are not acceptable in Islam at

Federal and Punjab govts blamed for Fahim’s wife’s suicide

LAHORE – Religious and political parties on Sunday blamed the federal and Punjab governments for suicide of Shumaila, widow of Fahim, who was killed by American citizen Raymond Davis at the Qartaba Chowk some days ago.
They said that Shumaila gave her life after getting frustrated over the alleged plan of both governments to prove Davis as a diplomat and ensuring his immunity under immense US pressure. Shumaila committed suicide at her mother’s house after taking poisonous pills

Davis’ victim’s widow threatens to commit suicide

LAHORE – The widow of Faizan, the second person killed by American national Raymond Davis, threatened to commit suicide if justice was not done in her husband’s death, a private TV channel reported on Sunday. After the widow of Fahim, another citizen killed by Davis, committed suicide, Faizan’s family complained about police’s disinterest and expressed concern over rumours of Davis’ release.
Talking to journalists, Faizan’s mother said that her family was not satisfied with the

Kohat Tunnel closed after suicide bombs kill 8

PESHAWAR – The Pak-Japan Friendship Kohat Tunnel, connecting southern districts and tribal regions with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa capital Peshawar, was closed for traffic late on Friday after suicide attacks in the tunnel killed eight people and injured another 19.
Following the incident, authorities closed the tunnel and diverted traffic towards the 100-year-old Kotal Pass. According to details, two suicide attackers targeted the Kohat Tunnel late on Friday, with the first attacking a

Jobless man’s wife commits suicide

SAHIWAL – Samdi Bibi of Chak No 85/6R, frustrated by the unemployment of her husband Muhammad Siddiq, committed suicide. Reportedly, her husband had been jobless for several months. On the day of the incident, she took poisonous pills and fainted. She was taken to the DHQ hospital where she died.
POLICEMAN MARTYRED IN LAHORE BLAST BURIED: Constable Asif Nawaz, a resident of Chak No 106/7-R, Sahiwal, who was also martyred in the Lahore suicide blast a couple of days back, was

Youth attempts suicide

DASKA – A 25-year-old youth attempted suicide by jumping down from a two-storey building in the Cantt police precincts over psychological problem. On receiving information, Rescue 1122 rushed to site and shifted Hassan Subhani to CMH.
WOOD BANK DEMANDED: Furniture manufacturers and exporters from Daska, Sambrial, Pasror and Silakot have urged the government to set up a wood bank to ensure the supply of Sheesham (rosewood). They said they were facing a great inconvenience owing

In-laws kill woman, stage suicide drama in Faisalabad

FAISALABAD – A woman, allegedly murdered by her husband and in-laws, was found hanging with a ceiling fan, in Mohalla Razaabad under trhe jurisdiction of Ghulam Muhammadabad Police Station. Fauzia’s husband and in-laws allegedly killed her and then hanged her body with a ceiling fan to stage a suicide drama.
The police registered a murder case against the husband and his family after the deceased’s parents rejected the suicide version. According to details, a housewife, Fauzia,

Karachi suicide blast claims 2 lives

KARACHI – A suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden motorbike into a police van at Malir in Karachi, killing at least two persons and wounding four others, private TV channels reported on Tuesday.
The bomber targeted the police van of Saudabad Police Station which was deployed for the security of Shia procession. Triggering tension around the already tense city, the powerful blast can be heard far and wide, and caused damages to nearby buildings.
Soon after the attack, the

4 cops among 13 killed in Lahore suicide blast

LAHORE – At least four security personnel among 13 people were killed and 52 others injured in a suicide bomb explosion in a mourning procession near its concluding point at the Karbla Gamay Shah, private TV channels reported on Tuesday.
Quoting security officials, rescue workers and eyewitnesses, the channels reported that the blast occurred soon after the Azan-e-Maghrib, the evening prayers, near the Urdu Bazaar Chowk.
The blast was so powerful that its bang was heard far

Suicide bomber kills 35 at Russia’s biggest airport

MOSCOW – A suicide bomber killed at least 35 people and injured more than 130 on Monday at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport, Russia’s biggest. President Dmitry Medvedev vowed to track down and punish those behind the attack, which analysts said appeared to fit a pattern of bombings by militants fighting to create an independent “emirate” in Russia’s north Caucasus region.
“The explosion was right near me, I was not hit but I felt the shock wave – people were falling,” said Yekaterina

Student’s suicide bid case being hushed up

FAISALABAD – After a student’s suicide attempt due to humiliation in the name of ‘fooling’ by senior students, the management of NFC Institute of Engineering and Fertilizers Research is isolating the victim from the media instead of taking disciplinary action against those responsible for the incident.
Reportedly, the NFC authorities, using their personal influence, got the victim Shahid discharged from the district headquarters hospital and removed his medical record and

Jobless hafiz-e-Quran commits suicide by jumping before train

GUJRANWALA – A 26-year-old hafiz-e-Quran, Hafiz Tayyab committed suicide by jumping before a Lahore-bound Malikwal Express train the other day. He was a son of a prayer leader and was jobless these days. Before committing suicide, Hafiz Tayyab phoned one of his friends and requested him to inform his parents of his suicide.
TWO COPS DISMISSED, ANOTHER SENT ON FORCED RETIREMENT: Gujranwala RPO Tariq Masood Yasin has dismissed former Garjakh SHO Inspector Mian Abdul Jabbar and Sub

Saudi mufti brands suicide protests as ‘great sin’

RIYADH – Saudi Arabia’s top Muslim authority branded the act of setting oneself on fire, a protest started in Tunisia and copied in other Arab states, a “great sin,” Al-Hayat newspaper reported on Friday. Islam “bans suicide even if living conditions are hard. To commit suicide by setting oneself on fire is a horrendous crime,” said Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah al-Sheikh, quoted in the pan-Arab daily. “To immolate oneself and committing suicide are great sins,” he said.