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  16 drown as jeep plunges into Chitral River
   
 
CHITRAL, July 17 (INP): At least sixteen people drowned in Chitral River in which nine were pulled out from Chitral River on Monday after a passenger jeep carrying as many as 16 people from Oveer Arkari to Chitral which plunged into it near Chew Bridge in Chitral. Police said the ill-fated jeep was on its way from Arkari to Chitral when it plunged into Chitral River near Chew Bridge. Police said the search was underway to found out the four people and Jeep. Police told that dead body of Rahila Bibi daughter of Gul Rahim were recovered from the jeep who were setting on front seat. The jeep was pulled out from the river with the help of a crane of Chitral scouts. Bashiruddin, son of Gul Bayaz is the eye witness who was travelling in this jeep told this scribe that driver Afzal Aman was survived but when he saw his passengers drowning in river he also jumped into water. Independent sources said that two bodies were recovered from river at Broz village and four people are still missing. Chitral residents complained that most of the accidents took place as there is no protective wall to Chitral River. Moreover, they said C&W department has made ditches on the road which are causing an increase in the road accident. The parapet wall constructed by C&W department was damaged by jeep which had made only from stones and used less cement due to substandard quality of work often these parapet wall damaging causing for major accidents. In this connection when this scribe visited Executive Engineer Maqbool Azam of C&W he was not present at his office and some local people also complained that he mostly live at Peshawar to supervise his under construction house there but present very less at office. INP/AK
 
 
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News Image   ISLAMABAD, July 28 (INP): Hailing the Supreme Court verdict in Panama case as historic and beginning of an Islamic Welfare Pakistan, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Friday said that the decision will strengthen democracy in the country. More
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Indian Vice COAS says China would continue to remain a threat for India in the future: Blames Pakistan for continuously needling India through low-intensity warfare rather than engage in a full-fledged war
News Image   NEW DELHI: July 26 (INP): Indian Army vice-chief Lt-General Sarath Chand on Tuesday said China would continue to remain a threat for India in the future. "On the North, we have China which has a large landmass, huge resources and a large standing Army. Despite having the Himalayas between us, China is bound to be a threat for us in years ahead," said Lt-Gen Chand, addressing a seminar in the Indian capital. More
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