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Pak army officer dies, another hurt after falling into ditch

Lahore: A senior Pakistan army officer died, while another suffered serious injuries after falling into a ditch on the Rawalpindi-Peshawar Motorway near Hazro in Punjab province.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of Pakistan Army, Lt Col Shahid and Major Jalal were travelling from Rawalpindi to Nowshera in a military convoy last night. “Since the routes were blocked with containers, both officers got down from vehicles and were on foot to find an alternate route for the convoy,” a statement by ISPR read.

“In the dark of the night both officers fell from the road edge into a ditch along the motorway near Hazro. Due to the incident, Shahid died on the spot, while Jalal sustained serious injuries,” the ISPR statement said.

The PML-N government has placed hundreds of containers on different roads leading to Islamabad from Punjab to Khyber Pakhtaunkhawa provinces in order to stop the supporters of PTI chairman Khan from reaching there on November 2 on his call to lock-down the capital from the rest of the country.