KUALA LUMPUR: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane, PK 899, engine has reportedly caught fire during flight at Kuala Lumpur airport of Malaysia on Thursday (today).
Lahore-bound PIA’s plane escaped from a major air accident today as its engine caught fire 20-minutes after taking off from Kuala Lumpur airport, sources said.
PIA’s PK-899 plane has made an emergency landing on the airport while all the passengers are reportedly safe, reports added.
PIA spokesperson confirmed the technical fault occurred during the flight but rejected the reports regarding erupted fire inside the engine of the plane.
The spokesperson said that PK-899 has landed back safely on the airport due to unordinary vibration in the engine.
LAHORE: Vice Chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party and former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani has been contacted by the kidnappers of his son, Ali Haider Gilani, and demanded ransom of billions.
According to the local TV sources, Vice Chairman of PPP has been demanded billions of rupees as ransom for the release of Ali Haider Gilani. Former National Assembly member who is in mutual contacts with the abductors and Gilani has made it possible to hold talks.
The abductors demanded billion as extortion from Gilani so that Ali Haider Gilani must be released. Sources say that former PM Gilani has agreed to the demands. He also had telephonic talk with his son and enquired about his health.
Earlier, unknown assailants came in a car with latest weapons opened fire on Ali just after his procession leaving his guard and secretary dead during his election campaign.
KARACHI: Some unknown culprits gang raped a teenage girl first and later on killed her in Shah Faisal Colony of Karachi, media reports.
According to the neighbors, four culprits jumped into a house during power break and gang raped a teenaged, 16-year old, girl Lado first and then squeezed her neck to death and fled away amid the darkness.
The local residents staged stern protest against gang rape and girl’s killing; they stormed into local police station to file a case and demand arrest of the culprits involved in the incident.
Deceased Lado was youngest amongst five brothers and sisters; she was sleeping alone in the house when culprits intruded into that and killed her after rape.
One suspected accused was captured and handed over to the police by the neighbors but he denies of committing any crime while local people are not satisfied over police action in the case.
The police have filed a case on plea of girl’s father and launched search for arresting the culprits.
LAHORE: The Election Commission of Pakistan on Wednesday ordered recounting of votes cast in the Aug 22 by-elections at all polling stations of Lahore’s PP-150 constituency within three days.
The order comes two days after the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) staged demonstrations outside the Punjab Assembly building and blocked Lahore’s Mall Road in protest against alleged rigging during the by-polls.
Acting Chief Election Commissioner, Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jilani took suo motu notice of the protests and summoned all the candidates of the constituency to Islamabad. After hearing points of view from all sides, Justice Jilani directed recounting at all polling stations of the constituency within three days.
According to initial results, Mian Marghoob from the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) had emerged victorious from the constituency, defeating Mahr Wajid Azeem of the PTI.
PTI Punjab chapter president Ejaz Chaudhary had filed a recounting application for PP-150 as soon as the results were announced. When the request was denied by the returning officer, the PTI held protests at Mall Road and threatened to hold nationwide hunger strikes to protest the alleged rigging.
The Election Commission, finally taking notice of the disturbance, has ordered a recounting of the votes in PP150 within three days.
Karachi: Sindh government has removed 2 vice chancellors of prominent universities on Wednesday promptly after signing of amended universities bill 2013.
Acting Governor of Sindh, Agha Siraj Durrani, has signed Sindh Universities Laws Act 2013 today in absence of Governor Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan.
Sindh Universities Laws Act 2013 transferred administrative powers of governmental universities from Governor to Chief Minister with full authorities for appointments of Vice Chancellors, Registrars and Finance Secretary.
The newly imposed bill allowed the CM Sindh Qaim Ali Shah for the appointments of Institute of Business Administration (IBA) directors instead of the varsity’s Board of Directors (BoD).
According to the amendment bill, no one can be elected as Vice Chancellor for third time which resulted termination of two vice chancellors from their posts.
The terminated vice chancellors including Professor Masood Hameed from Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) and Professor Qadeer Rajput from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET).