SSP member shot dead by former allies

Asghar Mawiya was shot dead at a wedding.


Express May 08, 2011

LAHORE: A member of a banned militant organisation, Asghar Mawiya, was shot dead in the Ghaziabad area of Lahore on Sunday.

Mawiya belonged to the Ahle Sunnat wal Jamat (ASWJ) organisation, formerly known as Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP).

Mawiya was killed by his former allies, including Abbas Ghanti, at a wedding party. He was allegedly involved in spreading sectarian violence and also in the murder of famous poet Mohsin Naqvi.

Mawiya had been previously arrested on several counts for possessing illegal weapons.

Exchange of fire between police and car passengers in Shahdara

Two men and a woman, including a wanted criminal, were arrested by the police in Shahdara Town in Lahore on Sunday after an exchange of fire between the passengers of a car and the police.

The Bhaati Gate Investigation In-charge Malik Mushtaq said that he had set up a check-post in Shahdara after receiving information of a suspicious car approaching that way.

When the car arrived, it was ordered to stop at the picket for a search upon which the driver opened fire and tried to escape.

However, the police retaliated and stopped the vehicle. The passengers were arrested and taken to an undisclosed location.

Mushtaq said that one of the arrested was identified as Gul Khan, a wanted criminal, who was coming to Lahore from Peshawar.

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