Two Women Brutally Tortured in Land Dispute in Umerkot, Pakistan
Two women were brutally beaten in a land dispute by eight suspects in Umerkot, Pakistan.
A video of the incident went viral on social media, leading the chief minister’s advisor on human rights and the education minister to order the arrest of the culprits.
An FIR was filed and two of the suspects, Sobdar Nohari and Khamiso Nohri, were arrested. The Umerkot SSP has ordered an inquiry into the episode.
Man Sentenced to 5 Years for Raping Minor Girl in Karachi
A man has been sentenced to five years in prison for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl in North Nazimabad, Karachi in 2019.
The additional district and sessions judge found the man, Muhammad Akram, guilty and noted the prosecution successfully established the case. During the trial, the minor victim identified the accused as her rapist, and her testimony was a crucial piece of evidence.
The state prosecutor argued that material, ocular, and medical evidence supported the charges. The defense’s witness failed to provide any evidence to support the accused’s innocence.
First Female Hindu Officer Appointed as AC in Hassanabdal
The first Hindu female officer has been posted as Assistant Commissioner in Hassanabdal. Dr. Sana Ramchand Gulwani, 27, is a minority community member who assumed the role of AC and administrator.
She is the first female Hindu to join the Pakistan Administrative Service after passing the CSS exam in 2020. Dr. Sana grew up in Chak, Shikarpur, and received her education from a local government school.
She graduated with an MBBS degree from Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University and later became a urologist.
Fact-Finding Committee Investigates Reports of Jirga to Pardon Convicted Rapist
A fact-finding committee has been set up to investigate reports of a jirga held to force the family of a rape victim to pardon the convicted rapist. The victim, Leelan Meghawar, committed suicide in Tharparkar district several years ago after being raped by Koonpji Thakur. Thakur was sentenced to 24 years in jail and a fine of Rs 9.4 million in Sept 2021.
Reports suggest the Thakur family held a jirga where they forced the victim’s family to agree to pardon Thakur to save him from serving the remainder of his jail term. The three-member committee, headed by Kashif Bajeer, will investigate whether the jirga took place and whether the family was forced to agree on a settlement. The committee will submit its findings to the relevant department.
The Sindh Human Rights Department has said that jirgas that save convicted criminals are a matter of serious concern and cannot be tolerated. Such jirgas increase crime against women and the vulnerable, says CM’s aide, Surendar Valasai. The Sindh government will not be a victim of expediency on human rights issues, he added.
Love Marriage Dispute in Okara Leaves Two Dead, One Injured
Two people were killed and one woman was injured in a love marriage dispute in Okara, according to police. The attackers, 23 of whom have been named, stormed the house of Baqir Ali and the local school, where they held Rukhsana, Baqir’s wife and the school headmistress, hostage and shot her.
Two of the attackers were shot by their accomplices and died at the scene, while Rukhsana was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
The dispute arose from Rukhsana’s son’s love marriage to the daughter of one of the attackers. The police arrived after a call to Rescue 15 and booked the attackers under multiple charges.
Mother and Daughter Found Slaughtered in Faisalabad: Police Blame Honour Killing by Husband
The bodies of a woman and her 8-year-old daughter were discovered two days ago in Faisalabad.
The police determined that the husband, Shah Nawaz, was responsible for the murders, he committed in the name of honor.
Naeem Bibi and her daughter Maham, residents of Tandlianwala, were found in the Rodala area of Jaranwala with their throats cut.
The accused is currently on the run and law enforcement is searching for him.