Teenage girl raped

 A mentally disabled teenage girl was raped by two men in the limits of Taxila police station on Wednesday.

The 18-year-old girl’s brother complained to the police that his sister had gone to the market with his wife and that two men abducted and raped her.

The police have registered a case after a medical examination of the victim.


Senegal sees prospects for defence ties with Pakistan

Senegal Presi­dent Macky Sall on Wednes­day saw better prospect of bilateral relations between Pakistan and Senegal in the field of defence.

He was speaking after witnessing the capacity and capabilities of the country’s armament industry during a visit to the Pakistan Ordnance Factories.

Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain accompanied the Senegalese president and members of his delegation.

Upon arrival at the POF, Senegal’s delegates were received by POF Chief Lt Gen Omar Mahmood Hayat.

During a briefing, the Senegal delegation was informed that POF was the premier defence organisation of Pakistan which was meeting defence requirements of not only Pakistan, but also exporting its products to more than 30 countries.

The dignitaries were informed that the POF was a gigantic complex with 14 factories and plants, nine subsidiaries and a workforce of more than 26,000.

They were informed that the POF’s industrial base was strong enough to undertake development and production of almost all types of conventional arms and ammunition.

The delegation was taken to some production units where its members witnessed the manufacturing process of arms and ammunition. Members of the delegation showed keen interest in the manufacturing process of arms and ammunition and top quality products of the POF.

36 robbers arrested in eight months

 The Taxila circle police have arrested 36 members of eight gangs over the last eight months that were allegedly involved in 31 robberies in multiple provinces, according to Sub-divisional Police Officer DSP Sajid Gondal.

Talking to newsmen on Wednesday, the DSP said that forces from three police stations – including Taxila, Wah Cantt and Wah Saddar – have between them arrested 36 men wanted in 31 different cases and also recovered robbed goods worth Rs60.30 million during that time.

The DSP said the Taxila police have also solved 23 cases of theft during the last eight months, made 49 arrests regarding these thefts and recovered stolen goods worth Rs1.3 million.

The police have also solved 21 murder cases and have arrested 27 people in this regard and arrested 226 proclaimed offenders wanted in various crimes.

Mr Gondal said the police have also solved 34 cases of car thefts, arrested 20 car thieves and recovered 15 stolen vehicles.

As many as 29 cases of motorbike thefts have also been solved, 17 motorcycles have been recovered and 12 motorbike thieves arrested, he said.

Mr Gondal added that 98 people were arrested for carrying illegal weapons, 208 for drug sale and that the Taxila police have recovered about 2.7 kilogram of heroin, 305 grams of opium, 54.59 kilograms of chars and 1,421.5 litres of liquor during the last eight months.

He said 59 cases were registered against 136 people for violating the Punjab Information of Temporary Residents Ordinance, 2015 while 55 cases were registered and 54 arrests made for the violation of the Punjab Security of Vulnerable Establishments Act.

FBR clarifies adjustment of sales tax rates on petroleum products

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has clarified the adjustment of sales tax on petroleum products.

In a press release it is said that, it has been reported in various newspapers that the rate of sales tax on petroleum product, specially diesel and motor spirit (super petrol) has been increased with effect from 1st September, 2016.

In this respect, it is clarified that since January, 2015, in view of falling petroleum prices in the international market, the government has been adjusting sales tax rates on petroleum products to rationalize the revenue stream as well as the consumer prices. This practice was also adopted in many countries to protect the tax revenues which were falling due to linkage with the prices. In Pakistan, however, public interest was given due priority and as a result Pakistan has the lowest petroleum prices in the region.

No proposal under consideration to slap sanctions on Pakistan: US

WASHINGTON: US  has said no proposal is under consideration for slapping sanctions on Pakistan.
US statement department spokesperson Mark Toner said during press briefing here that recent operations against terrorists  by Pakistan close to Afghan borders are encouraging.
He went on to say that a headway is seen to have been made in Pakistan operations against terrorists. Indiscriminate actions against militants  are in the interest of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
“We encourage cooperation between Pakistan and India against terrorism”, he remarked
Reiterating demand for doing more , he said that Pakistan has been informed about US concern on  terrorism. Islamabad will have to carry out indiscriminate operation against all terrorists, he added.