Two gunned down for ‘honour’ in Bannu

Police have launched an investigation into an incident of ‘honour’ killing in Ghora Bakkakhel village in Bannu on Sunday, February 20.

According to the police, a man shot dead his sister-in-law and her alleged paramour after catching them together in his house within the limits of the Miryan police station, and quickly fled. The bodies of the deceased have been shifted to the district headquarter (DHQ) hospital for postmortem examinations.

Investigation is ongoing.

‘Unsolicited messages constitute harassment’

While addressing students of the Dow University for Health and Sciences in Karachi, Federal Ombudsperson for Protection against Harassment of Women at Workplace (FOSPAH) Kashmala Tariq on Saturday explained that unsolicited greeting texts to random women constitutes harassment.

She also stated that as Federal Ombudsperson, she has heard nearly 4,000 complaints in which she found that women spoke the truth 99% of the time. Tariq was also of the view that the arguments of both parties in harassment cases should be heard face to face.

Two booked for alleged gang rape attempt

Police have registered a case under sections 376 (punishment for rape) and 511 (punishment for attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or for a shorter term) against two men for allegedly attempting to gang rape a girl near Lahore’s Nishtar Park Sports Complex on Friday.

According to the first information report (FIR) lodged at the Gulberg police station, the complainant accidentally entered a dark and deserted street after losing her way home. There she happened upon two men and asked them for directions to Ferozpur Road. The pair told her they would lead her there, however instead they took her to a deserted spot and attempted to sexually assault her.

The suspects fled under the cover of darkness when her cries managed to attract two passersby.


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