Rights Watch | September 17th 2020


Rape suspect gave in police custody

A court in Karachi has remanded a suspect in police custody who was arrested for the rape of a mentally-challenged woman. Police told the court the suspect and an alleged accomplice assaulted the 20-year-old victim in Tauheed Colony on Sept 15.

Farmers slam eviction from Jaranwala state land

The Pakistan Kissan Rabita Committee has slammed the eviction of peasants from 2,625 acres of federal-state lands in Jaranwala. Tenants are cultivating land since 1935, many peasants (women and children), have been injured in the police operation: farmers’ panel

‘Police lack funds to probe cases’

Former senior police have revealed that Punjab police faced a severe shortage of funds and resources in investigating crimes. Former AIG Sarmad Saeed Khan has said no police station has investigation boxes. He revealed that the Zainab murder case was cracked by pooling all resources,

A new law on cards for child abuse, rape: PM

Three-tier legislation will be enacted for registration of sex offenders, enhancement of sentence for rape and child abuse, and effective policing. Prime Minister Imran Khan told parliament the bill being prepared would also provide for witness protection.