Ex-Balochistan Minister Accused of Harassing Widow

A former provincial minister and four others have been charged with assaulting the widow of a former MNA at Balochistan House, according to the capital police.

Zahida Atta Qureshi, widow of ex-PPP MNA Mian Atta Qureshi, filed a complaint against former Balochistan minister Haji Toor Khan and others. The case includes charges under sections 354 (assault with intent to outrage modesty), 452 (trespass with intent to cause hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation), and 34 (common intention).

Reportedly, five individuals, including Haji Toor Khan, entered the room where Ms. Qureshi and her son were staying, allegedly harassing her and misbehaving with her son. They even tore her dupatta and confiscated her inhaler and medication. The complainant, a heart patient, sought action against the accused.


Further Arrests in Ghazi University Case as Professor and Journalist Detained for Extortion

Two more arrests have been made in connection with the Ghazi University case. A physics department professor and a local journalist were taken into custody by Civil Lines police following a complaint from a rape victim.

This comes after two other professors from the same department were already in custody for the alleged rape of the complainant. The new arrests were carried out based on the victim’s statement, where she mentioned being coerced into giving a video statement on the accused individuals’ cell phones.

Additionally, the victim revealed that the professor and journalist used the video statement to extort Rs 90,000 from her to prevent its public release; however, they eventually shared the video on social media. An ongoing inquiry into the matter is being conducted by the university’s vice chancellor as well.


KMU Expels Employees for Harassment and Plagiarism

Khyber Medical University (KMU) has ousted a lecturer and a professor on harassment and plagiarism charges. The lecturer resigned after an anti-harassment committee’s recommendation.

A professor was dismissed for plagiarism, underscoring KMU’s tough stance. The university maintains a zero-tolerance policy for such behaviour. KMU Vice-chancellor Prof Ziaul Haq reiterated the commitment to transparency and ethical values.


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