Woman allegedly raped in F-9 Park – 06 Feb 2023

Outrage on social media as Islamabad police fail to trace suspected rapists

In a shocking incident, a young woman was allegedly raped by two armed men at Fatima Jinnah Park in Islamabad.

The incident took place on February 2. According to the victim*, she was visiting the Fatima Jinnah Pak also known as F-9 Park along with a male companion when she was raped by the suspects at gunpoint.

The capital police have failed to trace the alleged rapists despite claiming to have installed sophisticated cameras at every nook and corner under the Islamabad Safe City Project. The incident has also put a question mark on the viability of the multi-billion safe city project.

Islamabad police said that its Gender Protection Unit was probing the harassment under CPO Operations Sohail Zafar Chattha. They said that they were currently interrogating the park administration and other people who were present in the park at the time.

ICT spokesperson furthered that evidence is being collected based on CCTV cameras and local intelligence, adding that the real culprits will be arrested soon and brought to justice.

The woman and a colleague were at the park when two armed suspects showed up and held them hostage and moved them to a forested area of the park.

The two armed men forced the woman and her colleague into nearby bushes at gunpoint before separating them. The armed men then physically assaulted the woman when she pleaded and asked them to let her go. She even offered money to them to let her go but they didn’t relent, according to the FIR lodged by the victim at the Margala Police Station.

The attackers even threatened the woman that they would call more ‘friends’ to attack her if she did not stop raising her voice. The victim tried to run away but her attempts were foiled by the gun-toting attackers, the FIR said.

After raping her, the attackers returned all the things belonging to the victim and her colleague and even offered them a thousand rupees to keep quiet about the incident. According to the FIR, the alleged rapists told the victim that she should not have been in the park at that time of the night.

Police said that a case has been registered based on the victim’s complaint and they were investigating the matter. Police said that they were examining the CCTV footage from nearby areas to identify the two accused. Meanwhile, the victim underwent a medical examination and a forensic check-up at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital.

Sources at the PIMS said that the 24-year-old victim had marks of torture on her body. “There were injury marks on the leg, and face of the victim,” sources at the PIMS said.

The incident has led to widespread outrage on social media as people expressed their shock over the despicable incident.

Sources said that F-9 Park has become a no-go zone for citizens with criminals roaming around to abuse and rob women and men who come to walk at gunpoint.

According to police records, a total of 37 incidents have been reported in the last one year, including the rape of six girls and women and the murder of the manager of a private food delivery company.

Police sources told The Express Tribune that in the last one year, 31 people, including women, have been looted at gunpoint while in one case a foreign woman was also been robbed.

Police sources told The Express Tribune that in most cases, young girls and women were raped at gunpoint. The rape incidents have put a question mark on the performance of the police that failed to trace the accused even four days after the incident.

A senior officer told The Express Express that the victim was taken to the safe city office where she was shown videos of people passing through the highways adjoining the park so that she could identify the accused and help the police in arresting them. However, the accused have not yet been traced.

Such incidents in F-9 Park have become a challenge for the police. Answering a question, the police officer said the police were pursuing the investigation from different angles. He said that the male with whom the victim had been in the park, could also be involved in the rape.

The police officer said that the CDA also has offices in F-9 Park and its staff are also on duty in the park. He said that the scope of the investigation has been expanded to include the CDA officials in the probe.

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Boy ‘tortured’ by uncle over use of mobile phone – 06 Feb 2023

Teenager was allegedly locked up in room until police arrived to rescue him

Motra area people sought police’s help when a woman in the neighbourhood told them that her brother-in-law had beaten up her 13-year-old son, Abdul Rehman, in her absence and had him locked up in a room.

She told the people that she had begged her brother-in-law for mercy but in vain.

Abdul Rehman’s mother told the people that her son’s only folly was that he had taken his uncle’s mobile phone to play a game on it, but his uncle accused him of stealing his mobile phone.

Police arrived at the boy’s house and secured his freedom.

They took the uncle of the child to the police station, kept him there for a while and then released him.

A resident of the village alleged that the boy’s uncle tortures the family every day and fights with the villagers as well.

He said that the victim’s family would not seek police action against him out of fear because they were weak. Police said that they could not take any action against the man until a formal application was lodged with them.

Meanwhile, Ahmed Cheema, district officer of the Child Protection Bureau, said that since the child’s parents were not filing the FIR due to fear, “we are filing an application with the Motra Police Station for the protection of the child”.

Cheema said that he would visit the child’s home to see his parents.

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Court rejects bail plea of accused in double murder case – 06 Feb 2023

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court has rejected bail plea of an accused charged with double murder of his daughter-in-law and another person on pretext of honour in Swat district last year.

A single-member bench consisting of Justice Mohammad Naeem Anwar, while rejecting petition of Fazal Wahab, observed that sufficient direct and circumstantial evidence was available on record to show prima facie involvement of the petitioner in commission of the offence.

The bench observed that the offence fell within the restrictive clause of section 497 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), therefore, the court was not inclined to release the petitioner on bail in the circumstances.

The bench observed that the postmortem reports of both the deceased persons werealso in line with the version of prosecution according to which they had been murdered through firing.

The FIR of the occurrence was registered at Khurshid Khan Shaheed police station in Khwazakhela on May 16, 0222, and the relevant SHO was complainant in it.

SHO Shujaat Ali claimed that he received information regarding double murder of a woman and a man in Sholgara Shalpeen village and when he rushed to the spot, he found body of the deceased woman lying in the house of the accused. He stated that body of the male deceased was also lying near the residence ofthe petitioner.

The complainant stated that no one was ready to lodge report regarding the matter, however, police came to know that the deceased woman was daughter-in-law of the accused and he suspected that both the deceased persons were having illicit relations.

Subsequently, wife of the accused recorded her statement before a magistrate wherein she charged him for firing at the deceased woman in her presence inside their house.

Similarly, statements of two brothers of the deceased man were also recorded on May 24, 2022, according to which they had witnessed the accused firing at their brother.also in line with the version of prosecution according to which they had been murdered through firing.

The FIR of the occurrence was registered at Khurshid Khan Shaheed police station in Khwazakhela on May 16, 0222, and the relevant SHO was complainant in it.

SHO Shujaat Ali claimed that he received information regarding double murder of a woman and a man in Sholgara Shalpeen village and when he rushed to the spot, he found body of the deceased woman lying in the house of the accused. He stated that body of the male deceased was also lying near the residence ofthe petitioner.

The complainant stated that no one was ready to lodge report regarding the matter, however, police came to know that the deceased woman was daughter-in-law of the accused and he suspected that both the deceased persons were having illicit relations.

Subsequently, wife of the accused recorded her statement before a magistrate wherein she charged him for firing at the deceased woman in her presence inside their house.

Similarly, statements of two brothers of the deceased man were also recorded on May 24, 2022, according to which they had witnessed the accused firing at their brother.During hearing of the petition, the husband of the deceased woman appeared along with his two sons and stated that the accused was his father and they did not want to contesthis bailpetition.

The petitioner`s counsel contended that the statements of the eyewitnesses had been recorded at a belated stage and could not be relied upon. He added that legal heirs of the deceased woman including her husband had no objection to release of the petitioner on bail.

The bench observed that keeping in view the nature of offence in the present case especially in the light of the customs and traditions prevailed in this area as well as mode and manner of the occurrence and report, delay in recording statements of eyewitnesses would not stamp them as false witnessesatthatstage.

About compromise between legal heirs of the woman and the accused, the bench observed that compromise in such offences was subject to the conditions provided in section 345 (2) CrPC besides there was also a mandatory provision in section 311 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) according to which if the offence had been committed in the name or pretext of honour, the imprisonment should not be less than 10 years.

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Minor girl gang-raped in front of mother – 06 Feb 2023

BAHAWALPUR: Two men allegedly gang-raped a 15-year-old girl at gunpoint in front of her mother in a locality of Khangah Sharif, about 20kms from here, on Saturday night.

According to Sammasatta police sources, the rape case has been registered against a nominated suspect and his accomplice, on the complaint of the girl`s mother.

The complainant said that as her husband had gone to Lahore to earn his livelihood, she lived in her house with her children.

She said that on Saturday night, the suspect, along with his unidentified accomplice, barged in her house, subjected her to torture and gang-raped her 15-yearold daughter at gunpoint in her presence.

The suspects fled away after committing the crime, before some locals arrived there after hearing the cries of the mother and the daughter.

Sammasatta police said they registered the case under section 376 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) without any arrest so far.

FIRE: Three persons suffered burns when a fire erupted due the leakage of gas from a geyser in a house in Abbasi Mohallah of Ahmedpur East, about 40kms from here, on Sunday.

According to Rescue 1122 officials, the fire erupted when a man tried to ignite the geyser when the gas was already leaking from it.

As a result, two men, identified as Amjad (60) and Asjad (50), suffered serious burns and were shifted to local tehsil headquarters hospital, while another unidentified man, who had a minor injury, was provided first aid on the spot.

According to the rescuers, the both hospitalised men were in critical condition. Correspondent

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Transgender person among three murdered in Pindi – 06 Feb 2023

RAWALPINDI: Three persons, including a transgender and a woman, were murdered in separate incidents while a bride was shot and injured by a young man at her wedding ceremony, police said on Sunday.

Sharafat Ali alias Tipu, a resident of Okara, lodged an FIR with the Waris Khan police stating that they were participating in a function at Ghauri Town when their friend Saifur Rehman called toinform that Zahoor Ahmad, one of their colleagues, was found dead in a room at Sadiqabad with a waistband tied to his neck.

The police were called to the scene who shifted the body to hospital for postmortem.

The police said the deceased was a transgender person, however, the killer was yet to be traced.

In another incident, a woman was gunned down while another was shot and injured.

Initial police report said Hifsa was 1(illed whileMaryam was injured in a clash between two groups over a dispute of land in Kahuta.

In Chakra, located in the limits of Naseerabad police, a man was also gunned down.

Police said Nabeel Ahmad, 35, was sitting at his shop when an unidentified motorcycle rider shot him dead and escaped.

Moreover, a bride was shot and injured on her wedding day in the Waris Khan police area on Sunday.

Mohammad Ali, a resident of Shah Khalid Colony, told police that his daughter was sitting on the stage at the wed-ding hall on the eve of her marriage when Owais, 23, opened fire at her, injuring her critically.

Police said the suspect, a salesman at a garment shop, was arrested and a case registered against him.

The injured was shifted to hospital where she was stated to be in a critical condition.

Three arrested in murder cases Attock police`s homicide investigation unit on Sunday arrested three suspects wanted in as many cases.The unit traced a man wanted in the killing of Mohammad Fiaz who was gunned down near a stone crushing plant at Pathargarh.

Moreover, Hazro police arrested a woman who allegedly shot dead her husband on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Hassanabdal police nabbed another man who was nominated in the abduction of a 16-year-old girl from village Ghreeshen. Wah Saddar police also arrested a motorcycle lifter and recovered two stolen bikes from his possession.

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Exterminate terrorism – 06 Feb 2023

The peoples’ rising firewall against terrorism is a welcome development

The peoples’ rising firewall against terrorism is a welcome development. Rallies across K-P against the surge in terrorism and the call for exterminating the non-state actors’ nexus is now the pulse of the nation. It is a good omen that the people are taking a stand and making themselves felt on the streets. This negates the impression that people are sympathetic to calls for jihad and are aware of their rights. It also categorically conveys the message that people are sceptical to cross-border interference in Pakistan and do not support militarisation. The mass pouring out of people in multiple regions of K-P, and elsewhere, is a sign of civil society’s conscious decision to nip the terror in the bud.

The K-P province in particular, and the country in general, has witnessed several terrorist incidents. The Peshawar mosque bombing on January 30 was an indication that terror groups are amassing themselves and want to bleed the nation once again. The rallies are calling for a proactive and offensive strategy, wherein the armed forces in collaboration with civil authorities were successful in flushing out the terror elements. But that episode of success seems to be half-lived, as there are sleeping cells and splinter elements all around the country, and the same are in need of being ruthlessly crushed.

While re-devising a new anti-terror strategy, the desire of the people should be upheld. Surveys and public opinion, as well as the mammoth rallies, make it clear that appeasing the terror elements through a carrot is no more an option. They believe in violence, and have not lived up to their pledges of serenity. The country cannot be a safe place to live until and unless this gangrene is taken out from society. Time to value the desire of the masses and exterminate terror through force.

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Empowering transgender persons – 06 Feb 2023

As the entire country reels from an economic crisis, such marginalised communities continue to suffer immensely

It is a positive step that the transgender community has been formally included in the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP). As the entire country reels from an economic crisis, such marginalised communities continue to suffer immensely. They will need all the support they can get from the government and from society to make ends meet. If successfully implemented, the Rs7,000 allowance will help members of the trans community to sustain themselves.

In order for this to be a success, there are a few things that the government must consider. First and foremost, PPP officials must look into the discrepancies within BISP as claims suggest that officers are keeping the money instead of distributing it to the hapless citizens of Sindh. Moreover, workers giving away the money must be senstitised on how to communicate with transgender persons in order to avoid any unforeseen situation. Ideally, further help can be provided by guiding the trans community on how to utilize money so that they are able to save and invest in order to achieve financial independence. A huge drawback however remains that transgenders persons still have a problem registering themselves with Nadra while many institutions refuse to acknowledge their identity. Recently, an incident occurred where two transgenders were stopped from boarding a flight due to their ‘x’ gender on their CNICs. While monetary aid much needed short-term relief to the oppressed community, a lot more effort will be required to genuinely uplift the community so that they no longer have to resort to informal means of earning a living.

Transgenders must be allowed to hold a job, rent an apartment, and receive inheritance just like others. The responsibility for this lies solely with the state. What is truly required is to make Pakistan an inclusive society so that people can live in harmony despite their differences.

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Constitutional amendments: Part – III – 06 Feb 2023

The sixth constitutional amendment – passed in December 1976 – made a mockery of the constitution. It allowed the chief justice of the Supreme Court and high courts to complete five- and four-year tenure even if they got past the superannuation age of 65 and 62 respectively.

This seemed strange as not long ago, the Bhutto government had deprived the judges of continuing their job after completing their four-year term as chief justice even if they were as young as just 55.

The sixth constitutional amendment allowed Justice Yaqoob Ali to continue working after the age of 65 on the pretext that he had not completed his term as the chief justice of Pakistan. Later General Zia removed him by overturning the amendment to appoint Justice Anwarul Haq – his favourite – so that he could get the decision he wanted.

Following the sixth amendment, Bhutto prematurely dissolved the assemblies in January 1977, hoping to catch the opposition unaware and unprepared for general elections. The March 1977 elections were controversial as the opposition – the Pakistan National Alliance (PNA) – accused the government of malpractices and rigging. Bhutto was undoubtedly a popular leader and could have won the elections even without indulging in a spree of unopposed victories. The right-wing PNA used religion as its rallying cry, and unfortunately some left-wing politicians also sided with the party that wanted to establish theocracy in the country.

After two months of mass agitation that the ‘usual suspects’ tacitly approved and General Zia clandestinely supported, Bhutto introduced the seventh amendment in May 1977. It introduced a provision for a referendum because Bhutto did not want re-election after the opposition rejected the results of the March 1977 general elections. He wanted to hold a referendum so that people could once again demonstrate confidence in him; however, he could neither hold a referendum nor go for re-election as the army chief, General Zia, toppled his government in a bloodless coup on July 5, 1977.

The new military dictator – who had violated the constitution and had promised to hold fresh elections within 90 days – would soon start his own mutilations of the constitution. General Zia suspended the constitution and as chief martial law administrator (CMLA) started issuing orders that were in contravention to his promises and exposed his intentions of ruling the country for as long as possible.

First, General Zia arranged for a suitable court that could convict Bhutto for a murder he never committed. Then he hanged him in the dead of night and buried him without a single member of his immediate family allowed to attend the funeral, or visit his grave.

While General Zia held the constitution in abeyance for years, he kept issuing one martial-law order after another, targeting all those who demanded the restoration of democracy. He spent the next eight years as a self-appointed ruler of the country and used religion as his primary weapon to disguise his ambitions to remain a dictator forever. In December 1981, under the presidential order (PO 15 of 1981), he appointed the ‘Majlis-e-Shoora’ (advisory council) that he filled with conservative and right-wing advisors who shared his vision of destroying democracy in the country.

The council met for the first time in January 1982 and gave the pretence of controlled and limited political activities. For eight long years, there were lashes and torture for political activists and even journalists. The Movement for the Restoration of Democracy (MRD) that Begum Nusrat Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto led posed a serious threat to the dictator. The military government crushed the movement with full force and General Zia kept issuing presidential ordinances to serve his purposes. Finally in 1984, he decided to hold a referendum to gain at least some concocted legitimacy for his unconstitutional rule.

While the constitution was still in abeyance, the referendum in December 1984 failed to attract voters. Still General Zia and his administration declared that the people of Pakistan had approved his programme and claimed to have acquired the mandate to continue with his plans to put the country on a more religious path – he would remain president for the next five years. In the elections of February 1985, no political party could participate as they were non-party elections. The MRD could have asked its candidates to contest elections on an individual basis, but it opted to boycott.

Later, Benazir Bhutto regretted the decision and admitted that even in non-party elections the opposition should have participated. In March 1985, General Zia issued another presidential order (PO 14 of 1985) as the revival of the constitution order (RCO 1985) with which he made a large number of amendments in the constitution. This would later provide the backbone to the eight constitutional amendment.

The dictator appointed Muhammad Khan Junejo as the prime minister of Pakistan. Junejo had received a vote of confidence in the last week of March 1985. He reportedly threatened that if the bill did not go through, he would consider the possibility of dissolving the National Assembly and send everything packing once again. Most MNAs did not want to face that eventuality at the hand of the general. Then in August 1985, the situation on Independence Day also reinforced the supremacy of General Zia. He intimated that he would be taking the salute without the prime minister as according to the amended constitution only the head of the state had the entitlement to take the salute; the PM did not.

In September 1985, law and parliamentary affairs minister Iqbal Ahmad Khan tabled a draft bill which drew wide criticism both in and out of parliament. Ostensibly, the amendment aimed to bring about a ‘balance of power’ but in fact it was to empower the president to dissolve the National Assembly, dismiss the prime minister and provincial governments, and order them to seek a fresh mandate. Besides changes in other articles in the constitution, the addition of Article 58 (2) b would have the most devastating consequences for democracy in the country.

The self-appointed president General Zia who had been critical of Bhutto’s ‘authoritarian’ rule had already misgoverned the country for eight years and now was bent upon acquiring discretionary powers to dissolve the National Assembly at will. The amendment bill did create some uproar within the National Assembly and the general began making efforts to hold meetings with a number of MNAs to chalk out some way forward. By October, the eight amendment was ready for approval; the constitution incorporated it in November 1985.

Then, the cabinet and other institutions all worked only at the sole discretion of the president General Ziaul Haq, who had already awarded himself repeated extensions as the army chief as well. Without the president’s permission the entire parliament would be in a state of paralysis. Even more consequential was a blanket approval of all actions under the martial law government since the July 1977 takeover. The eight amendment indemnified all the unconstitutional actions of the military dictatorship against democracy in the country. All ordinances and martial-law orders that the general had issued over the past eight years as well as all decisions of the military courts became legalized.

The Objectives Resolution also became part of the constitution. The amendment changed the system of government from parliamentary to presidential and the prime minister became subservient to the president. It minimized the status of parliament much in the same fashion as General Ayub Khan had done with his constitution of 1962 or General Musharraf would do in 2002.

To be continued…

The writer holds a PhD from the University of Birmingham, UK.He tweets @NaazirMahmoodand can be reached at: mnazir1964@yahoo.co.uk

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Climate education – 06 Feb 2023

The International Day of Education is observed every year on January 24 to sensitize people about the role of education to promote progress and development. The theme of this year’s International Education Day was: “to invest in people, prioritize education”.

Pakistan faces many challenges in the field of education like making it inclusive, accessible for all, and diverse in terms of fields of study. One such important area that requires our special attention is climate change.

Climate change disasters and lack of attention on climate change education are directly proportional to each other. Lack of initiatives in climate change education fails to produce research-based policies and absence of research-based policies on climate change leads to impractical projects to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

As a result of this vicious cycle and development greed of rich nations, Pakistan is among the top ten countries most impacted by climate change. Pakistan has been witnessing multifarious climate-led catastrophes like glacier melt, floods, smog, heatwaves, etc. As a result of these disasters, the alarm bell has rung for Pakistan in the form of a deteriorating economy, food security, water shortage, and health issues. Recent floods in Pakistan caused a loss of $30 billion, with negative impacts in many socio-economic fields.

The role of education and strategic communication cannot be denied in raising awareness and looking for research-based solutions. Pakistan needs to develop education policies and update its curriculum keeping in view the challenges of climate change. The prioritization of climate change on an emergency basis in educational institutions is an investment for the future of the people of Pakistan.

Article 12 of the Paris Agreement also states: “Parties shall cooperate in taking measures, as appropriate, to enhance climate change education, training, public awareness, public participation and public access to information, recognizing the importance of these steps with respect to enhancing actions under this agreement”. Several ideas can be implemented at the government level to initiate formal education on climate change at educational institutions at all levels to give a befitting response to climate change disasters.

First of all, children at school should be taught simple concepts of climate change in their early school years. An excellent step was taken by the School Education Department, southern Punjab, by launching climate change as a separate subject in formal teaching in all public schools in 2022. Such steps are required in schools across the country. The idea of mitigating carbon emissions through forests can be inculcated in the minds of children through marked activities like arranging plantation days at schools. Teachers and parents should encourage school children to plant a tree or gift a plant on birthdays.

Chapters on climate change can be introduced in science books at secondary and higher secondary levels. The government can introduce the optional subject of climate change other than environmental studies at the undergraduate level. Educational institutions can encourage their students to conduct their field work related to climate change. The government should introduce Masters and PhD level specialized courses at universities and colleges to produce indigenous researchers in the field of climate change.

Climate change is a cross-cutting subject in social sciences having its impacts on health, economy, gender, agriculture, etc. The subjects based on sub fields of climate change can also be started at Masters-level courses in Economics, Health, Gender Studies Agriculture, etc. Special research grants in the field of climate change can further accelerate the process to conduct indigenous research in the field of climate change.

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) can collaborate with the world’s leading educational institutions in the field of climate change to provide scholarships and arrange exchange programmes for Pakistani students.

Moreover, the government can engage the youth of Pakistan in generating awareness campaigns on climate change to sensitize the people on this threatening issue. National-level youth debates and painting competitions play an important role in encouraging young people to understand the seriousness of the problem.

Contests like the ‘Green Educational Institution’ can be arranged at the national, provincial, and district levels. The government and private educational institutions should also take measures to convert/develop green infrastructure and green spaces on their premises. Educational institutions can take environment-friendly measures to educate their students about climate emergencies. They can use solar energy to meet their electricity requirement and reduce carbon emissions. Educational institutions should also use electric vehicles to minimize the use of carbon fuels.

It’s high time we revamped our education policies to include courses, chapters and activities based on climate change education to create public awareness and produce specialists in this field to effectively combat climate change.

The writer is a graduate of University of Oxford in Public Policy. She tweets @zilehumma_1

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Bus hostess allegedly raped by guard – 05 Feb 2023

Crowd gathers outside Vehari DHQ Hospital to protest

A private bus company guard allegedly raped an 18-year-old hostess in a moving bus at gunpoint. The victim girl was shifted to DHQ Hospital Vehari in critical condition, while police registered a case and arrested the accused. Social organizations and women staged a protest against the incident.

The guard of a private bus traveling from Karachi to Lahore allegedly raped the 18-year-old bus hostess at gunpoint. The bus driver was reportedly also involved in the incident with the guard, identified as Shiraz.

The victim said that when the bus reached Rahim Yar Khan, the staff were changed and she was sent to Lahore on this bus. When the bus reached Melsi, all passengers disembarked and the empty bus left for Vehari. Shiraz then allegedly called her to the back seat and allegedly raped her at gunpoint. She informed rescue 15 about the incident after reaching Vehari.

According to DSP Khalid Javed, Daniwal police station registered a case after the victim’s medical examination and the accused was arrested.

When news of the tragic incident broke, a large number of citizens, including women, demonstrated outside the hospital to express solidarity with the victim. The protesters demanded that IG Punjab, RPO Multan and the newly-appointed DPO Isa Khan take immediate notice of the incident.

Sexual assaults on inter-city transports are not uncommon, with a high-profile incident having occurred on the Bahauddin-Zakariya Express in May 2022.

A woman travelling from Multan to Karachi via Bahauddin Zakariya Express was allegedly gang-raped by railway staff. All three suspects involved in the heinous crime have been arrested by Railway Police, Express News reported. A case was registered at City Police Station in Karachi and the ticket-checker Zahid, Train Manager Aaqib and another person identified as Zohaib were nominated in the case.

As per the FIR, the victim, a resident of Karachi’s Orangi Town, had gone to Muzaffargarh to visit her children on May 26th 2022. She left Muzaffargarh for Karachi the very next day but could not get a ticket from Multan station. The woman boarded the train without a ticket, but she had to travel without a seat.

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