Rights Watch | 24th April 2020

Rights Watch

Women Blamed For Pandemic

Cleric Tariq Jameel terms “immodest” women a cause of the COVID-19 pandemic during the pre-Ramadan live telethon on April 23.

As incidents of violence against women during lockdown hit a new high, Tariq Jamil’s comments may endanger women’s lives

Source: Naya Daur

Woman Killed By Husband

Sajida, 35, a domestic worker was stabbed to death by her husband, Akram, in Gulshan-e-Sikandarabad, Karachi on April 23

Sajida was unable to work due to lockdown – she was reportedly killed during an argument with her husband, who then fled

Source: The News

Woman Commits Suicide

Parveen Bibi, 32, allegedly committed suicide following a domestic spat with her husband in Haripur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Parveen Bibi had ingested poison & was shifted to Haripur Trauma Centre, however, doctors were unable to save her

Source: Dawn