Father gets 25-year jail for raping daughter
A man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison and fined Rs100,000 for raping his 15-year-old daughter by Dunyapur Additional Sessions Judge Rafaqat Ali Qamar. The incident occurred on May 2, 2022, when the accused, Irshad, allegedly drugged and raped his daughter in his home in 354/WB village within the Dunyapur police station limits in Lodhran district.
The police registered a case under sections 376 and 337 of the Pakistan Penal Code on the complaint of the girl’s aunt, Karam Bibi (FIR No 387/22). Following the accused’s arrest, the prosecution submitted his challan to the court.
District Police Office (DPO) Hissam Bin Iqbal of Lodhran praised the court’s ruling, stating that the standardised investigation and speedy prosecution by the police led to the rapist’s punishment, which was a triumph for justice.
Man gets life sentence for acid attack
A man named Farhad from Afghan Colony in Peshawar has been found guilty of an acid attack on a woman and her brother, and sentenced to life imprisonment by additional district and sessions judge Syed Arif Shah.
The attack, which occurred on July 1, 2021, left the victims with severe burn injuries. The court ordered Farhad to pay Rs2 million in compensation to the victims. The prosecution successfully proved the case against Farhad, with both victims testifying against him.
Farhad was convicted under Section 336(B) of the Pakistan Penal Code and ordered to pay Rs1.5 million in compensation to the woman, and 14 years of rigorous imprisonment along with Rs500,000 in compensation to her brother. The court ruled that both sentences would run concurrently.
Balochistan Assembly seeks increase in women’s quota in govt depts
The Balochistan Assembly has passed a resolution, proposed by BNP-Mengal lawmaker Shakilla Naveed Dehwar, calling for an increase in the women’s quota in government departments from 5% to 33% and the creation of a separate women’s directorate at the division level.
The resolution also highlights the need for female officers to be appointed to important posts and for the government to provide financial support to public sector universities facing financial crises.
The resolution was supported by the parliamentary secretary on women’s affairs Mahjabeen Sherran and other lawmakers and was adopted by the house.