Rights Watch | September 14th 2020


CCPO ‘apologizes’ to motorway rape victim for remarks

Lahore Capital City Police Officer Umer Sheikh has finally ‘apologized’ for his remarks on women adding he did not mean anything wrong. “If any misunderstanding was caused, I apologize to my sister (who was abused) and to all sections of society who were hurt and angered,” he told reporters.

Mehr Sattar returns home

Anjuman Mazareen Punjab General Secretary Mehr Abdul Sattar has returned to Okara after serving 4.5 years in prison. Hundreds of peasants, women, and children cheered Sattar upon his arrival at Okara Military Farms.

Mob besieges alleged blasphemy suspect

Police in Kashmore has taken a Hindu trader into protective custody after a violent mob accused him of blasphemy. Several hundred protesters besieged the grocery shop owner in Buxapur town after an accusation by his employee.

Flood-hit people seek relief goods

Protesters in Mirpurkhas have accused the district administration of discrimination in the distribution of relief goods to flood-hit people. In a demonstration outside the press club, flood victims called for the provision of ration bags, mosquito nets, potable water, and tents.