Rights Watch (25th March 2020)

Rights Watch

Protesters Arrested

District Headquarters Hospital Dir employees arrested during protest against non-payment of 2 months’ worth salaries. Police was summoned by the DAO, however they claimed protesters were arrested violating ban on gatherings.

Courts amidst Pandemic

PHC orders closure of all courts in KP amidst coronavirus outbreak, with the exception of few that will hear urgent cases. IHC grants bail to 408 prisoners under trial for narcotics & petty crimes, post-arrest bail of 27 NAB suspects considered.

Dismembered for Marriage of Free Will

Nauman Shahid of Chak 179-GB was abducted & dismembered by cousins of a girl he had contracted love marriage with. Victim admitted in Faisalabad’s Allied Hospital in critical condition, police on alert for absconded suspects.