Dolphin Force Personnel Accused of Assaulting Transgender Individual
Lahore’s Tibbi City police have filed a case against four Dolphin Force members for verbally abusing, physically attacking, and injuring a transgender individual on Tuesday.
The constables involved are Shoaib, Sabir, Zeshan, and Ali. According to Masooma Ali, who works as a victim support officer for the Lahore police at Khidmat Markaz in Liberty Gulberg, she was targeted while raising awareness among her community in the area.
Masooma claims that the Dolphin Force personnel verbally abused and physically assaulted her and others at the gathering. One of them even used the butt of a gun to hit her face, causing injuries.
The suspects fled the scene, but the police have now identified them and launched an investigation into the incident.
CPNE Condemns Arrest of Journalist Zubair Anjum
The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has denounced the arrest of Zubair Anjum, a Geo News producer, stating that it is a violation of press freedom and freedom of expression.
In a joint statement, CPNE President Syed Irshad Ahmed Arif and Secretary General Ejazul Haq expressed concern over the arrest, emphasizing that apprehending a media professional from his residence during the late hours goes against Article 19 of the Constitution.
They pointed out the contradiction between the Sindh government’s establishment of a commission for journalist protection and the recent arrests of media personnel without explanation. They called upon the Sindh chief minister, information minister, and home minister to take immediate action, demanding the immediate release of Anjum.
Supreme Court Lawyer Abdul Raazaq Shar Shot Dead in Quetta
Senior Supreme Court lawyer Abdul Raazaq Shar was killed in Quetta when unidentified assailants opened fire on his vehicle. He sustained 15 bullet wounds and died at the scene. The motive behind the killing remains unknown, and an FIR has yet to be registered.
Some colleagues of the deceased lawyer suggested a possible family feud as the reason for the murder. In response, lawyers’ bodies boycotted court proceedings and declared three days of mourning. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo condemned the killing and ordered a report on the incident.
Abdul Raazaq Shar had previously filed a constitutional petition against PTI chief Imran Khan, seeking legal action under Article 6 for high treason. The petition was scheduled for further hearing on June 7.