Pak movement veteran Fatima Sughra dies at 86

LAHORE: Renowned, Pakistan Independence movement worker, Fatima Sughra died after protracted illness on Sunday night.

She was 86. Her funeral prayer will be offered at E Block Johar Town after Zohr prayer and will be laid to rest at Miani Sahib graveyard.

Fatima Sughra won acclaim for her rebellion against the British rule during Pakistan movement when she pulled down Union Jack from the Civil Secretariat Lahore gate and hoisted green Pakistan Muslim League flag.

Fatima Sughra was a young girl of 14 years then and her courageous patriotic act of defiance is recorded in golden words in the history books.

She was awarded gold medal and Life Achievement Award by the government of Pakistan and Pakistan Movement Workers Trust in recognition of her services during the Independence movement.

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Two Oakland police officers hospitalized in crash

OAKLAND — A crash early Monday injured two Oakland police officers, police said.

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The officers were en route to a call when they collided with another vehicle, police said. The crash happened around 3:45 a.m. at High Street and International Boulevard, police said. The injuries to the officers were not believed to be life-threatening, police said.

The officers were going westbound on International Boulevard with lights and sirens on to cover a sergeant who had made a stop on a possible shooting, police said, when they collided with a vehicle going southbound on High Street.

The occupant of the other vehicle also was hospitalized. None of the injuries were believed to be life-threatening, police said.

Two other parked vehicles also were hit after the crash, but they were unoccupied.

No other information was available immediately.

Check back for updates.

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Source:: The Mercury News

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