Man arrested in Karachi for ‘honour’ killing of his brother and sister-in-law
Karachi police apprehended a man on Saturday for allegedly murdering his sibling and sister-in-law in the city’s Jeddah Hazara Colony in an “honour” related incident. Ittehad Town Station House Officer, Inayatullah Marwat, confirmed the arrest and the recovery of the murder weapon.
During the initial investigation, it was revealed that the suspect killed his younger brother’s wife for associating with undesirable individuals. When the brother attempted to intervene, the perpetrator also killed him. The bodies have been transferred to Dr. Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital to complete the legal formalities.
DNA processing delay hampers Khairpur housemaid murder case probe
Medical evidence remains unavailable in the murder case of nine-year-old housemaid, Fatima Furiro, due to a ten-day delay in DNA processing. The Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS) lab in Jamshoro must restart the process following an inquiry. The delay raises suspicions of intentional hindrance. Khairpur Mirs police have not transported the murder case suspects to the LUMHS lab for DNA testing, despite a request. The case is under investigation by the counterterrorism department in Sukkur. The LUMHS lab typically communicates with police officials in cases requiring DNA testing.
An interim postmortem report confirmed sexual assault, but a detailed report found no DNA sample in nail scrapings of the deceased girl. Sindh health department sources revealed that the samples were initially sent to the LUMHS lab but were later transferred to Karachi University’s International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), also run by the provincial health department.
District Election Commissioner Urges NADRA to Aid Rural Transgender CNIC Issuance
District Election Commissioner (DEC) Masood Ahmad Qureshi, during a meeting at the Matiari District Election Commission office, called on NADRA to assist rural transgender individuals in obtaining CNICs. He also requested the social welfare court to provide a list of registered NGOs, persons with disabilities, and transgender individuals in the district. Additionally, he urged NADRA to launch mobile services in rural areas to expedite women’s ID card issuance and address the issues arising from overcrowded NADRA centers.
To promote voting awareness, door-to-door campaigns will be conducted, involving NGOs and seminars. The committee members were instructed to guide people in new voter registration and obtaining identity cards to boost voter participation in the upcoming general elections, taking advantage of the extended registration deadline until October 25.