Man murders wife, another for ‘honour’ in Nasirabad

A man gunned down his wife and her alleged paramour in Goth Khamisa Khan in the Mangoli area of Nasirabad district, Balochistan for ‘honour’ on Tuesday, March 9. Police have arrested the assailant and also recovered the murder weapon.

Faisalabad man kills wife for refusing second marriage

One Zeeshan murdered Saima, his wife of 11 years, for refusing to grant him permission to take on a second wife in Islamkot, Faisalabad. Per section 6(5) of the Muslim Family Laws Ordinance 1961, a man must obtain written permission from his first wife in order to marry another woman. Failing to do so is punishable by one year in imprisonment.

According to the victim’s father, Zeeshan would also regularly beat his wife. On the day of the incident, the suspect informed police that Saima had died after suffering a heart attack. But upon questioning, he confessed to strangling her to death. The body has been shifted to a morgue for an autopsy.

Bajaur primary students protest lack of teachers

Around 350 students from seven villages in the Kausar area of Khar tehsil, Bajaur, staged a protest over the absence of any teachers at the Government Primary School on Tuesday.

According to the students and their parents, there were only two teachers employed at the school to teach grades one to five, but they were transferred some time ago. Although numerous resumes of aspiring applicants had been submitted to the District Education Office (DEO) by the parent-teachers council, the vacancies have yet to be filled.

Students were joined by the parents at the protest, who brought out chairs and tables from the school and set them up outside, blocking traffic. Parents said that their children’s education was suffering as a result of this mismanagement, and to catch up, some of the senior students would substitute class in absence of teachers.

The DEO has stated that two teachers have been appointed and will start taking classes soon.

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