Rights Watch | 07 August 2020

Rights Watch

Arrest for same-sex marriage

Lahore High Court Rawalpindi bench issues arrest warrant for Aakash, previously Aasma, for contracting same-sex marriage.

Aakash said he had undergone a sex-change operation, but went into hiding when the judge ordered a medical examination.

Man arrested for matricide

Police arrest chief petty officer in Pakistan Navy for axing his mother to death in their residence in Naval Colony in Karachi.

Ghulam Fatima (70) was attacked following a domestic dispute & succumbed to her injuries at PNS Shifa Hospital.

Woman appointed station manager

Lahore railways make history as Syeda Marzia Al-Zahra becomes the first woman station manager of Pakistan Railways.

However, Railway Sampars Union threatens protests over the appointment of a CSP officer as station manager.