LAHORE: A reporter of a private TV channel was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a park here in the Model Town police limits on Tuesday. Police have removed the body to morgue. The victim was identified as Yousaf Khokhar, 35, a resident of Model Town. He worked as a reporter for a private TV Channel. A passerby informed the police about the victim. Police reached the spot, admitted the victim to a local hospital where the doctors pronounced him dead. Police collected forensic evidence from crime scene. Police said it seemed that he was poisoned as two packs of juice were found on the bench where he was found lying dead. A relative of the deceased said he was a bold journalist and had exposed many cases of corruption. These days, he was also working on a corruption matter which involved many influential personalities, he said. It was quite possible that he was killed by some people who were exposed by him or feared to be exposed, he claimed. prisoners: Border Security Force of India handed over to Pakistan Rangers (Punjab) four prisoners at Wagah Border on Tuesday. Pakistan had recently released 40 Indian prisoners following which India also released four prisoners. These prisoners included one fisherman and three civilians. One fisherman, Shahnawaz from Karachi and one civilian Muhammad Alamgir had been handed over to Edhi Centre, after completing their clearance procedure. Remaining two prisoners have been handed over to Pakistan Military Intelligence for completing their clearance procedure. CCTV: SP City Division inaugurated CCTV cameras which have been installed for security risk on Tuesday. On the directions of DIG operations Dr Haider Ashraf, 15 CCTV cameras have been installed in the market. Monitoring room has also been installed in the market. Seven security guards were also appointed. RELIEF CHEQUES: Chief Traffic Officer Tayyab Hafeez Cheema distributed cheques of Rs519,242 collectively to the families of late traffic wardens and retired officials on Tuesday. accidents: At least 566 road traffic accidents were reported to the Rescue 1122’s Provincial Monitoring Cell in all the 36 districts of Punjab during the last 24 hours in which 12 lives were lost and 440 seriously injured were shifted to different hospitals of the relevant districts. However, some 210 victims, sustaining minor injuries, were provided first aid on the spot. About 243 drivers, 17 underage drivers, 95 pedestrians and 324 passengers were among the victims of these road traffic accidents. The statistics showed that 106 RTAs were reported to Lahore Control Room, which affected 113 persons placing the provincial capital at the top of the list followed by 71 RTAs in Faisalabad with 90 victims and Gujranwala at third position with 32 RTAs and 33 victims. Details further showed that total 662 victims were affected by the road traffic crashes including 548 males and 114 females while the age group of the victims showed that 99 were under 18 years of age, 376 were between 18 and 40 years and rest of the 187 victims were reported above 40 years. According to the data, 434 motorbikes, 74 auto rickshaws, 62 motorcars, 41 vans, 10 passenger buses, 20 trucks and 68 other types of auto vehicles and slow moving carts were involved in the aforesaid road traffic accidents. truck: The PHP recovered a loaded truck of rice, which was snatched from Chowk Maitla M. Garh; a car snatched from Bhakkar and a snatched bike from Khusab after arresting one Ameer Khan. The PHP recovered two kidnapped children Haq Nawaz and Rab Nawaz from D.G Khan. The PHP also recovered 53 litters liquor, 260 grams charas and illicit arms from Erfan, Abdul Zahoor, Ghulam Yaseen, Zeshan, Tahir, Shahbaz, Raheel, Azam, Imran, Shahzad, and Akram and reunited missing children Smiullah and Hussain to their parents. The PHP arrested three Proclaimed Offenders Akram, Yonis and Ramzan. The PHP also arrested drinkers Samiullah, Mukhtar, Tariq and Shoaib. centres: Setting up of integrated command and control centres under Safe City Project of the Punjab government will help in controlling the crimes. This was stated by Provincial Minister for Home, Col (R) Shuja Khanzada, while presiding over a special meeting for reviewing the steps and reforms being introduced with the help of Turkey for improving the system of Punjab Police here Tuesday. He said a comprehensive strategy had been evolved to improve the performance of police with the help of Turkey. He said these projects included latest project of the world ‘Dolphin’. He said training was being imparted to officers and jawans of police with the help of Police Department of Turkey and soon these officers would be sent for modern training in Turkey. The News The post TV journalist found dead appeared first on Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF).