Rights Watch | July 8th 2021

Islamabad Police has arrested four suspects who were seen sexually harassing a boy and a girl in a viral video on social media.

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4 held for torturing couple in viral video

Islamabad Police has arrested four suspects who were seen sexually harassing a boy and a girl in a viral video on social media.

The main suspect Usman Mirza, a car showroom owner, Hafizur Rehman and Farhan Shaheen Awan were remanded in police custody while the fourth suspect Madaris Butt was arrested on Wednesday evening. According to police sources, the boy and girl seen in the video have been located but the couple is reluctant to record statements against the accused. Police are considering taking the couple into protective custody in the case.

In a tweet, Deputy Commissioner Hamza Shafqaat announced that the main suspect was arrested. “He (accused) arrested. His accomplices are being arrested. Video is few months old. It is requested to plz delete any videos with victims IDs,” the deputy commissioner said in his tweet.

“With special efforts of SSP operation Syed Mustafa Tanweer the culprit was arrested. His accomplices are also being arrested. It is once again requested to please delete videos which show ID of victims,” he said in another tweet.

Sukkur student raped before murder: medical report

A medical report has found DNA traces of the main suspect on the body of a student found dead in Sukkur’s Panu Aqil tehsil in March.

The medical report also confirmed that the seventh-grader was raped and then murdered. According to police, Shafeeq Jatoi raped the student and murdered him three days later with two accomplices. They left the body on the roof of a mosque. All three suspects have been arrested.

10pc gender gap among voters in 80 districts

National Database and Registration Authority has said there was a gender gap  of over 10 percent among voters in 80 districts of the country.

According to NADRA chief Tariq Malik, the gender gap was as high as 52 percent in Bannu district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He said NADRA will work with the Election Commission of Pakistan to reduce the gender gap among voters.

According to the ECP data released in April, the total number of registered voters in the country reached 118.22 million, of which, 65.3 million are male and 52.92 million female.

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