Two shot in robberies in the capital

ISLAMABAD: Two people were shot and injured in separate robberies in the capital while money and valuables from nine different locations were snatched from people.

In the first incident, a freelance journalist was shot and injured during a robbery near the I-9 cemetery, police said, adding that the injured person had been identified as Mohammad Younas.

Mr Younas was on his way to cover a press conference and had stopped at the cemetery to pick up his friend, they said, adding that two people appeared at the scene and asked him to hand over his motorbike, money and his cellphone.

However, he ignored their request, leading to one of them opening fire on him. Later, he was transferred to the hospital for medical assistance.

In another incident, a man was shot and injured during a robbery in Gulberg Greens. He was identified as Rashid Minhas (26).

In addition, four armed persons raided the home of Syed Taimur Shah. They held his wife and cousin at gunpoint and then detained them in a room, police said, adding that one of the suspects was guarding them, while the other three ransacked the house and looted gold ornaments weighing 20 tolas, 100,000 rupees in cash and a weapon.

In addition, Mohammad Sarfaraz was held at gunpoint while cash and a mobile phone were taken from him.

In another incident, gold ornaments weighing 22 tolas and 50,000 rupees in cash were stolen from the house of Mian Furqan Shah. Unidentified burglars broke into Qasim Ali’s house in Gangal East and took with them 587,000 rupees in cash, gold ornaments weighing 3.5 tolas, tablet, digital watch, shoes, suit , imported perfume and 3 kg of meat.

Meanwhile, vehicles were stolen from Model Town and Ghauri Town while valuables were snatched from Zahida Ashfaq, Rizwanullah Shah and Sardar Mohammad Abdullah.

Posted in Dawn, June 17, 2022