Pool owner arrested for girl’s death in Lahore
A swimming pool owner in Lahore has been arrested in connection with the death of a five-year-old girl who drowned there while swimming with her brother.
The victim reportedly went to a nearby swimming pool with her brother Sajjad and a five-year-old sister.
The family told police that the girl went to the swimming pool with her brother Sajjad but she went missing suddenly. Sajjad asked the swimming pool owner Ali Raza about her missing sister but he told him that she had left for home. The family again came to the swimming after she had not come home. During the second visit, they found the victim floating in the swimming pool. Police arrested the pool owner in connection with the girl’s death.
The victim went missing all of a sudden. When Sajjad searched and asked the swimming pool owner Ali Raza, he told him that she had left for home. When the victim did not reach home also, the family started the search again. During the second visit, they found the victim floating in the swimming pool. The family, relatives and community members of the deceased girl staged a protest at the Ring Road and also alleged of rape before murder.
Gunmen cut off tongue of woman in rape attempt
NAROWAL: Sambrial police are looking for a clue to arrest three gunmen who cut off the tongue of a woman, 26, when she resisted a rape attempt, and they later fled with cash and her gold nose ring at Nai Abadi Bangla. The woman’s father told the police his daughter was collecting firewood from the fields when the gunmen held her hostage. They snatched Rs6,000 and her nose ring, and later tried to rape her but her screams foiled their bids. Later, they cut her tongue and fled. The Sambaryal police registered an FIR against the gunmen. Police teams under the DSPs of Daska and Sambarial are working on the case. Inspector General Police Faisal Shahkar is also following the case.
Brick kilns to be monitored for child, bonded labour
HARIPUR: Deputy commissioner Mohammad Fawad has directed members of the district vigilance committee to ensure proper monitoring of brick kilns, shops and industrial units for child and bonded labour and asked them to report violation of laws to his office for legal action.He issued directions during a committee meeting here on Monday with additional deputy commissioner Mohammad Abid, assistant commissioner Azka Fatima, deputy director (labour) Faizullah Khan, district officer (social welfare) Sana Iqbal, Habibullah Khan of the prosecution department, DSP (investigation) Javed Khan and civil society members in attendance. The DC said the DVC had been tasked with conducting surprise visits to all child and bonded labour hotspots in the district and inform his office about them for action under the law. He asked the committee members, especially police and social welfare officials, to check labour law violations. The participants examined the committee’s work and future plans for checking bonded and child labour.
The representatives of investigation and prosecution departments said nine cases were registered in the last eight months about trafficking in person and the investigation was under way into them. Deputy director Faizullah said his department carried out visits to industrial units to check violation of labour laws and acted against their violators. The deputy commissioner directed the committee members to follow the guidelines issued by the government and take concrete steps to check offences mentioned in the panel’s terms of reference. He also ordered the creation of awareness of labour laws among industrialists and traders.