Polio case emerges after 15-month reprieve
Pakistan reported its first polio case this year, after nearly 15 months. A 15-month-old boy from North Waziristan was diagnosed with the disabling disease. This case is the third to emerge the world over this year, according to the National Emergency Operation Center. The last case was reported in Balochistan.
Boy killed for grazing goats on landlord’s property
A 15-year-old boy, identified as Mohsin, was beaten to death by local landlords when the victim’s goats allegedly grazed on crops grown on one of the suspect’s property. The incident occurred in Punjab’s Muzaffargarh district.
The accused had hung the boy’s body with rope from a tree in an attempt to paint the murder as a suicide. On receiving a complaint, the police arrested two suspects.
Prohibition on religious bias in recruitment ads
The National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) held a suo motu hearing against religious bias in recruitment ads for sweepers in government deparments. Nadeem Ashraf, a member of the commission from Punjab, said that such advertisements were a violation of the Constitution of Pakistan and international conventions, and ordered the Punjab government not to allocate any post for any religion in future recruitment notices.