Woman Allegedly Kidnapped and Assaulted by Cousin and Accomplice in Rawalpindi
A 21-year-old woman was allegedly abducted and sexually assaulted by her cousin and an accomplice in Rawalpindi’s R.A. Bazaar area. The victim’s father filed a complaint with the R.A. Bazaar police, stating that his daughter was taken away by her cousin under false pretenses and subjected to a horrific ordeal.
One suspect has been apprehended by the police, while efforts to capture the other are ongoing.
Two Women Subjected to Sexual Assault in Islamabad
In Islamabad, two separate cases of sexual assault have emerged. In one incident, a woman, struggling to make ends meet, was allegedly gang-raped by three men at her workplace in a biscuit/nimco factory. The perpetrators threatened to release a compromising video of her if she reported the crime. The police have filed an FIR, arrested two suspects, and are actively searching for the third assailant.
In another incident, a woman was raped by her neighbor in Sohdran’s old market area, within the jurisdiction of the Shahzad Town police station. The police have arrested the alleged rapist, identified as Abrar, and filed an FIR under section 376 PPC based on a complaint by the victim’s husband.
Supreme Court Halts Deportation of Afghan-Danish Citizen Over Pakistan Origin Card Renewal
The Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa, has halted the deportation of an Afghan-born Danish citizen in Pakistan due to issues with renewing his Pakistan Origin Card (POC). The court has instructed the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) to provide a report explaining why the foreigner, Hidayatullah, was denied a POC within a month.
Hidayatullah, who is married to a Pakistani woman, had applied for POC renewal, but it was rejected based on objections raised by the ISI. The court questioned whether he was involved in any terrorist activities and sought reasons for the objections. The Additional Attorney General mentioned that Hidayatullah had not provided certain details about his family members.
Justice Athar Minallah expressed concerns about suspecting someone without cause, emphasizing fundamental rights. The court noted that Hidayatullah’s wife and children reside in Pakistan and inquired if there was substantial evidence against him. The court also discussed border issues between Pakistan and Afghanistan and allowed him to stay in Pakistan as long as he remained loyal to his Pakistani wife.