Dr Faisal Manzoor killed in Hassanabdal

Dr Faisal Manzoor killed in Hassanabdal

TAXILA: A health practitioner of Hassanabdal was gunned down by unknown masked men on Monday evening outside his private hospital on Grant Trunk (GT) Road. The police have described the incident as a case of target killing.

Dr Faisal Manzoor was standing outside his hospital at 8pm on Monday when two men opened indiscriminate fire, killing him on the spot.

Buddhist site in Hassanabdal almost lost to encroachers

Buddhist site in Hassanabdal

SLAMABAD: Though heritage has always been in danger, the Buddhist site in front of Punja Saheb Hassanabdal is close to being lost for ever.

Just five minutes walk from the Grand Trunk (G.T.) Road, opposite the Punja Saheb, are the 2,000-year-old Buddhist remains which archaeologists believed were one of the biggest monasteries outside the Taxila valley.

Unfortunately, illegal developments and rapid urbanisation have exerted such an immense pressure on the ancient remains that the damage being done seems almost beyond repair.

Dr Babar Ali assassinated

Dr Babar Ali

Dr Babar Ali was assassinated by two unknown armed men when he was on way home on March 18 in Hassanabdal city, Attock district. A police investigation team was formed to probe the incident but so far, it is clueless, officials claim.

The family of the deceased has already explained to the police that they do not have a personal enmity with anyone.

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Hasan Abdal in Pakistan Given Holy City Status


Dateline:A delegation of Indian lawyers, who visited Pakistan, today said the neighboring country has decided to declare the town of Hasan Abdal, near Rawalpindi, as a “holy city” since it houses the Gurudwara of Punja Sahib.

The 106-member delegation, led by Adish C Aggarwala, President of International Council of Jurists and All India Bar Association, was given this assurance by Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik.

In a statement, Aggarwala said the Interior Minister handed over a letter to him this morning in Islamabad addressed to Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal inviting him and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal to visit Pakistan to join the official announcement function.

3000 Sikh pilgrims due in Hassanabdal


Around 3,000 Sikh pilgrims, mostly from India, are expected to arrive in Gurdwara Punja Sahib Hassanabdal to attend the 312th Besakhi festival.Talking to newsmen in Hassanabdal on Thursday, deputy secretary (shrines) Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Syed Faraz Abbas said Indian Sikh pilgrims would arrive in Hassanabdal on April 11 through special trains via Wagah to offer religious rituals, including Ashnan, Akhand Paath Sahib, Ardas and Hukam Nama. He said: “We have finalised security and other arrangements, including food and accommodation, at Gurdwara Punja Sahib for the pilgrims.”

Hassanabdal police busted inter district gang of bandits

Hassanabdal police claimed to bust six member gang of bandits involved in bloody dacoity, robbery and theft cases and arrested three of their members.
Addressing press conference here on Tuesday by District Police officer (DPO) Dr Syed Akhter Abbass at Hassanabdal has said that police bust an inter district gang of bandits involved in a number robbery, theft, dacoity cases besides killing a man on resistance in a day broad light dacoity on March 25.
The DPO has said that those members of the gang who were arrested including gang leader Sajjad Ahmed, Saqib Mehmood, Bilal Khursheed while Zahid Khan, Badshah Khan and Irfan Khan residents of different areas of KPK are still at large and haunt has launched for arrest of these outlaws. He said that weapons and vehicle uses in these crimes also recovered from these outlaws.
He said that the gang looted many houses and shops in rural and urban areas of the city and spread terror and unrest among the peaceful masses of the city. He said that the tracing of the gang and arresting its members is a major breakthrough of the Hassanabdal police which would curtail crime ratio in the area besides ensuring peaceful atmosphere to the masses living in the area.

Hassanabdal primary school in pathetic condition

Hassanabdal primary school in pathetic condition

The century-old government primary school located in the heart of Hassanabdal is in pathetic condition. Its building is crumbling and faulty and dangerous electricity system poses a constant threat to the lives of over 400 students who sit on bare floor.

NATO oil tanker torched in Hassan Abdal


According to official sources, two miscreants torched NATO oil tanker and fled at 5am in the Hassan Abdal area. After receiving information about the incident, the police, rescue teams arrived at the scene. The Hassan Abdal fire brigade was called and the fire fighters put out the fire. Both the drivers and the conductors also fled from the scene.

News source: http://www.dunyanews.tv/index.php?key=Q2F0SUQ9MiNOaWQ9MjIzNDg=

ETPB making preparations for Baisakhi festival


* Chairman says 4,000 pilgrims had visited Pakistan last year

* Visitors play role of goodwill ambassadors for Pakistan

By Afnan Khan

LAHORE: The Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) and concerned authorities are all set to host the Baisakhi festival with around 8,000 foreign guests, mostly Sikh pilgrims from all over the world, from the first week of April.

The number of foreign guests, mostly from India, will be doubled this year on the orders of board Chairman, Asif Hashmi, who recently chaired a meeting of high-ups from police and other departments to supervise the preparations for the event.

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