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06 LAHORE Sanaullah urges across-the-board accountability LAHORE STAFF REPORT

Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah observed on Thursday that accountability should be held across the board, saying selective accountability was not acceptable. “If selective accountability is held, we will raise voice against it,” the minister warned, while addressing a press conference on the Punjab Assembly premises here. Sanaullah, to a question, said the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was an independent institution and it was its responsibility to hold accountability of everyone, adding that of the government held accountability, then that might be termed political victimisation. Responding to another query, the minister said that investigation process would not take long, as the list or record of those who had got their loans written off, got kickbacks (commission), those involved in rental power plants’ mismanagement and LNG quota misappropriation was all there, and investigation of all such matters would take just 10 days. In reply to another query, Sanaullah said that when the name of Jehangir Tareen’s son appeared in an offshore company account, he was an adult and he could run that company independently, but wondered why they (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and other opposition parties) did not accept this reality for others. The minister said that in the past, selective accountability was held five times, but that was rejected by the people. He also said that during the 2018 general elections, people would make decision through ballot (by voting the PML-N) to power again. To a question on misbehaviour with women participants of PTI’s public gathering in Lahore, Sanaullah said those behind this indecent incident had been identified and after further probe, they would be brought to book. He however remarked that political gatherings were always purposeful, but unfortunately PTI’s public gatherings had nothing but a purposeless crowd.

Two drug smugglers shot dead by Rangers LAHORE STAFF REPORT

At least two drug smugglers were killed in an exchange of fire with a Rangers team here on Thursday. Police sources said that paramilitary troops tried to flag down a suspected vehicle for search in Batapur area but the motorists opened fire at the law enforcers instead of stopping their vehicle. In retaliatory firing of Rangers, both the men were killed. Bottles of liquor and other drugs were recovered from the vehicle by the Rangers. The bodies were shifted to a hospital for medicolegal formalities.

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DSP arreSteD for allegeD raPe of minor girl LAHORE

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ePuTy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Imran Babar Jamil was arrested on Thursday for the alleged rape of a minor girl in the city’s Kahna area, police said. An FIR [First Information Report] was filed against the DSP after the girl accused the official of raping her. Superintendent Police (SP) Model Town Capt (r) Mustansir Feroz said the accused police official was currently not posted anywhere and had to report to the Central Police Office (CPO) for duty. He added that the girl had been sent for a medical examination. The results of the examination will be released in 24 hours. The victim’s mother alleged that the DSP came to their house late at night and took her husband and daughter with him. She said her husband was able to get away but could not free their daughter. The DSP said he wouldn’t return her and turned his phone off, she claimed. The girl was later left at their house in an injured condition. In a surprising move, the DSP, while being transported from the police station to prison, spoke to the media in handcuffs, maintaining his innocence.

DSP Jamil said the incident came about when he allegedly investigated illegal activities at a hotel in plain clothes. At the hotel, “when six or seven girls came into the room, I knew that something was off,” he claimed. “I then dialed a call on my phone and asked

whether my room had been arranged, then pardoned myself from the hotel saying I had found other accommodation,” he said. “I received a phone call from one of the girls at night saying that she had some issues. I told her to follow procedure,” he claimed. “I asked the girls where their house was. I wanted to know if the owner of the hotel was making them do it or if their parents were involved,” he alleged, without clarifying what he believed they were doing or who the girls were. “When I went there, the father and the girl sat in my car and we went to the hospital. When I went to drop them back home, she said she was in pain and wanted to go back to the hospital. When we got back to their house, people there said she [the victim] had been missing since a day. I was told that these people are unscrupulous,” he claimed. When reporters questioned him regarding his alleged intoxication at the scene, DSP Jamil said: “Why didn’t they book me for drinking then?” “This is 100 per cent a conspiracy,” he claimed. Superintendent Police Investigation Ammara said details of the investigation will be made public once the probe is complete. A team headed by SSP Investigation Hassan Mushtaq Sukhera will probe the matter, SP Model Town said.

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