Woman charged for threatening blasphemy allegations

Tandlianwala Police on Thursday arrested a woman for threatening to desecrate the Quran to implicate some residents whom she had a dispute with.

She has been charged under section 211 (false charge of offense made with intent to injure) of the Pakistan Penal Code and section 16 (dissemination of rumors) of the Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance 1960.

21 complainants cited in the FIR claimed that the accused distributed drugs in their neighborhood. They stated that when they confronted her over this, she threatened to make false blasphemy allegations against them in order to spark violence.

Police rescue poverty-stricken woman from canal

Sialkot Police with the aid of locals on Thursday rescued a mother of four who attempted to drown herself in Daska canal. The 35-year-old was given first aid by a Rescue 1122 team that also arrived on the scene in response to Rescue 15 call of the incident. The woman told police that her husband was unemployed and that she and her family had nothing to eat.

According to a Tribune report, the Punjab Police has received over 200 calls over the course of 16 days from distressed families threatening suicide due to acute poverty. The police has so far responded by distributing rations to the callers and their families.

Plea to remove civil judge converted to writ petition

The Islamabad High Court converted a plea seeking the removal of a civil judge implicated in the case of the alleged torture of a minor domestic worker to a writ petition. Furthermore, according to a Dawn report, the Islamabad Capital Police have submitted an incomplete challan in the case, citing their inability to record the survivor’s statement as she is under treatment.


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