According to a statement issued by Chief City Police Office Abbas Ihsan’s office, the young boy Shahzeb committed suicide in the lock-up after he was arrested following a clash with a shopkeeper in Liaqat Bazaar and pointing weapon at him.
Khan said the idea to impersonate Chaplin’s iconic character from “The Tramp” came to him as he watched a video of the legendary silent film actor while recovering from an illness.
As Pakistan marked the seventh anniversary of the Peshawar Army Public School (APS) carnage on Thursday, Prime Minister Imran Khan said the country has successfully defeated terrorism and vowed to never let down the survivors and parents of those martyred in the tragic incident.
Thanks to the Bus Rapid Transit system in Peshawar, 23-year-old student Mah Jabeen said she had been able to continue her master’s degree — keeping alive her dreams of becoming a botanist.
The blast tore through the Kocha Risaldar area of the city moments before Friday prayers were to start, shattering the interior and showering the streets with broken glass.
Daesh said in a statement the lone suicide bomber was from neighbouring Afghanistan. He shot two police guarding the Shiite Muslim mosque in northwest Peshawar before entering inside and exploding his device, it said.
"It was a suicide bombing," Peshawar Police Chief Ijaz Khan told Reuters. At least 47 people were killed and 176 wounded, he said, many of them critically.
The bomber blew himself up shortly after hundreds of worshippers lined up to say their afternoon prayer, the latest in a string of attacks targeting police. Pakistani Taliban has denied responsibility.
Authorities are also probing the possibility that people inside the compound helped to coordinate the attack, the senior provincial police official told AFP on condition of anonymity.
When Mukhtiar Ahmed heard that a new public transport system with air-conditioned buses was coming to the northwestern Pakistan city of Peshawar, he worried his customers would desert the beat-up people carrier he drove for a living.