LHC helps woman recover minor from husband

The Lahore High Court on Wednesday assisted a mother in recovering her toddler son from the illegal custody of her husband, Shiraz Riaz, who is employed as a domestic worker at the residence of Khawar Manika.

The petitioner, Anum, who is the mother of three-year-old Basit, alleged that her husband had kicked her out of the house and forcefully kept their son.

Pakpattan City Police recovered the three-year-old from Manika’s residence and produced him before the court. 

Justice Amjad Rafiq handed over the minor to the mother and disposed of the habeas corpus petition.

Madrassa teacher gets life imprisonment for sexual assault

One Qari Shamsuddin, a seminary teacher convicted of sexually assaulting a student in the Perhana area in December 2019 was sentenced to life imprisonment by Additional Ddistrict and Sessions Judge Ajmal Tahir.

The court concluded that the DNA and medical test of the seminary student confirmed
sexual assault.

The teacher was fined Rs. 20,000 under Section 53 of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Child
Protection and Welfare Act 2010, as well as Section 337 of the Pakistan
Penal Code (PPC). The convict was also further ordered to pay an additional Rs. 50,000 to the rape survivor’s family.

Failure to pay the fine would result in an additional six months of imprisonment besides the 17 years he is expected to serve.

Additionally, an FIR was also lodged against Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) leader Mufti
Kifayatullah and his aide, Abdul Malik, for allegedly sheltering the accused and evading police. The two, however, deny assisting the convict.

3 women shot dead for ‘honour’ in Peshawar

Three women, two of whom were sisters, were shot dead under the pretext of ‘honour’ in Daudzai village on the outskirts of Peshawar on Thursday.

Yasin, the father of the two deceased sisters, told police that his son, Amjad, along with four accomplices gunned down the girls and another woman, said to be their friend, on suspicion of having relations with a man.

The suspects fled the scene after the murders. Police have registered a case, and constituted raid teams to apprehend the suspects who remain on the run. Meanwhile, the bodies of victims have been shifted to a local hospital for autopsy.


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