Caretaker Federal Cabinet Forms 3-Member Committee to Address Missing Persons Issue
The caretaker federal cabinet in Islamabad has formed a 3-member committee to address the problem of missing persons. Interior Minister Sarfraz Bugti will lead the committee, which includes the Law and Defence Ministers as its members.
This committee has the authority to collaborate with human rights organizations to help resolve cases related to missing individuals. The Ministry of Law and Justice has issued an official notification regarding the establishment of this committee, and the notification has been presented to the Islamabad High Court for review.
IHC Seeks Officials’ Input on Domestic Violence and Child Labor
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) seeks input from officials regarding domestic violence and child labor. They are responding to a petition that calls for the removal of Civil Judge Asim Hafeez due to allegations of his wife’s violence towards a young domestic worker and the enforcement of child labor laws. During the hearing, the Deputy Attorney General provided existing child labor laws, clarifying that the Islamabad Child Labor Department is responsible for enforcement. The case has been adjourned until December 6, following previous notices from the IHC to address domestic violence and child welfare.
Rizwana, a young housemaid, suffered severe abuse while working at a civil judge’s residence, leading to her hospitalization. She had wounds on her face, head, and body, believed to be caused by a blunt weapon, along with burn marks. Rizwana identified the judge’s wife, Somia Asim, as her abuser. Her statement revealed a pattern of abuse, including beatings, confinement, isolation, and monitoring of her communication with her parents.
Khairpur ATC Grants Permission for DNA Samples in Fatima Furiro Murder Case
The Khairpur Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) has approved a request to collect DNA samples from Fatima Furiro’s parents and jailed suspects in her murder case. This request was made by the investigating officer DSP Qudoos Kalwar in response to a letter from a forensic lab. The process had been delayed for over a month, leading to police intervention after questions were raised by the Sindh Human Rights Commission (SHRC) chairperson.
SHRC Chairperson Iqbal Detho highlighted the importance of completing the DNA matching process, prompting the police to approach the court for permission. Despite earlier claims of sending samples to a Punjab laboratory, the suspects and the victim’s parents were not brought to the laboratory, resulting in the discovery of mixed male DNA and the need to collect samples at the laboratory.
Fatima Furiro was found dead in the mansion where she worked as a housemaid, leading to legal action against the family she served.