Widow Commits Suicide and Poisons Daughter
A 30-year-old widow in Pansera, Faisalabad allegedly took her own life and poisoned her 13-year-old daughter following a dispute with her brother. The mother, Saba Ghafoor, and her daughter, Uman, were rushed to Allied Hospital. But Saba did not survive the poisoning, while Uman remains in critical condition.
The police have released the body to the family after completing the necessary legal procedures.
Three Dead in Charsadda GBV Incidents, Two Injured
In separate incidents in Charsadda, three individuals, including two women, were killed, and two others sustained injuries on Monday.
The first incident occurred on the Mardan-Charsadda Road, where Mohammad Nasir was killed, and his son was injured during a family feud. According to Nabeel, the deceased’s nephew, he, Nasir, and Babar were riding a motorcycle when Farishta, Farah Zeba, Khush Bakhta, and an unidentified driver in a car opened fire on them. Nasir died on the spot, and Babar was injured. Nabeel stated that the incident resulted from a family dispute.
In another incident, Abdullah allegedly shot and killed his 20-year-old married sister due to a family dispute in Azizabad Dosehra, under the jurisdiction of Sar Dheri police station.
Furthermore, Asghar, accompanied by his brothers Kamran and Sheraz, allegedly shot and killed his divorced wife inside her brother’s house in Kashmirano village. The mother of the deceased women reported to City police that she and her daughter were present at her son’s house when Asghar and his brothers arrived and started indiscriminate firing on her daughter. She explained that Asghar had married her daughter several years ago and they had five children, but he divorced her due to a family dispute.
In another incident within the City police station’s jurisdiction, Mustaq allegedly shot and injured his daughter and her husband due to their court marriage.
Infant Death Raises Measles Vaccine Toll to Four
Another infant has died allegedly after receiving a measles vaccination in Basti Khokhran, Tibbi Izzat village, Ahmedpur East tehsil. Reportedly, the incident contradicts the claims of local health officials who stated that the situation was under control.
The death was confirmed by Dr. Aamir Bolkhari, the Medical Superintendent of Bahawal Victoria Hospital (BVH). The eight-month-old victim has been identified as Asad Ali, bringing the total number of children/infants allegedly affected by measles vaccination deaths to four. Five children were admitted to BVH after receiving the vaccine, and three of them—Mahnoor, Alia, and Ahmed—had already passed away.
Two infants, Rizwana (one year old) and Anamta (eight months old), are currently in the hospital’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), with Rizwana’s condition described as serious. The CEO of Bahawalpur District Health Authority and Health Services Director were not available for comment.
A district health officer involved in the vaccination process has been suspended, and an inquiry has been initiated. The district health authority has remained silent on the matter, with responsible officials unavailable to provide updates on the situation.