Farishta`s murderer awarded death sentence – 04 Jun 2022

ISLAMABAD: A trial court of Islamabad on Friday handed down death sentence to the murderer of Parishta Bibi.

Additional district and sessions judge Humayun Dilawar announced the judgement in the presence of the aggrieved family.

As per the court order, the accused Mohammad Nisar was `convicted under Section 364-A of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC), related to abduction of person under the age of 14, and also under section 302(b) PPC and sentenced to death.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs1 million and directed the accused to pay the amount to the legal heirs of the deceased.

As per the order of the trial court, the death sentence awarded to the convict is subject to the confirmation by theIslamabad High Court (IHC).

Subsequently, the judge directed his staff to prepare death reference and transmit the report of the case to the IHC in seven days.

Parishta, 10, went missing on May 15, 2019 in Shehzad Town. Af ter searching the nearby areas, the family went to the police to file a missing person report.

However, the police initially refused to register FIR telling Farishta`s f ather that his daughter might have gone with someone of her own free will.

The mutilated body of Parishta was found the following evening; trig gering complaints that her life could have been saved had the police acted promptly.

Subsequently, a case was also registered against several police officials on charge of negligence.

As per police investigation, a 50-year-old suspect, a habitual offender, was involved in the murder and was arrested in June 2019.

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Schoolteacher `gets away with harassment of girls` – 04 Jun 2022

BAHAWALNAGAR: A government school teacher proved guilty of harassing and assaulting schoolgirls in a departmental probe has succeeded to save his skin by allegedly pressurising the complainant family.

A regular inquiry initiated against him under the PEEDA Act also has been postponed owing to political intervention, Dawn has learnt.

The Minchinabad police on April 4 booked a teacher of the Government Model Primary School (GMPS) on the charge of harassing a nine-year-old schoolgirl.

A departmental probe was initiated against him under the supervision of AEO Waseem Ahmad on April5.On April 11, the probe report, a copy of which is available with Dawn, accused the teacher of harassing and assaulting not only the aforementioned girl but also several other girls enrolled in the school.

The report said a group of eight to nine students (boys and girls) were often forced to stay in the classroom after school hours on threats of punishment and the teacher would then harass the girls.

The report claimed that a number of girl students told the committee members that they were often obnoxiously touched. It said the victim`s mother confirmed that her daughter was being harassed by the teacher and severalother students, their parents and people of the area also levelled the same allegation against the suspect.

The probe report revealed that the teacher was not only involved in visiting porn sites on the of ficial tablet during school hours but he also forced the girl students to see these sites. It while declaring the teacher responsible for this disgusting act recommended the authorities to punish him strictly.On the basis of the report, a regular departmental inquiry was held on April 22 against the teacher under Peeda Act, which was to be finalised from seven to 30 days.

However, it had been postponed on alleged political intervention, a senior education of ficer told Dawn.

He said the f amily had withdrawn the police case against the suspect.

He said efforts were also being made to delete the data from the tablet which was an irrefutable evidence against the teacher.

He claimed the teacher was a habitual offender and had been involved in assaulting minor girls in the past. However, he had succeeded in saving his skin by pressurising the families.

The Minchinabad police said the teacher`s bail was confirmed because the complainant had withdrawn his complaint.

A relative of the victim said the family had been forced to withdraw the complaint.

DEO Yasmeen and the CEO Education did not attend calls or reply to text messages.

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Haripur resident commits suicide after killing wife – 03 Jun 2022

HARIPUR: A man allegedly committed suicide after he shot dead his wife in a remote village of Khanpur tehsil, police said here on Thursday.

The police said that Imtiaz Khan, a resident of Sarbroot village, shot dead his wife Shabana Bibi, 34, for unknown reason.

They said that after some time his body was spotted in the hilly area of the village.

The police said a pistol was also found near the body of Imtiaz which showed that the man had committed suicide. They, however, said that investigation was under way.

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Medical report puts Nimra`s age between 17-18 years, SHC told – 03 Jun 2022

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Thursday referred the matter of teenage Nimra Kazmi, who had gone missing from Karachi and resurfaced in Punjab, to the trial court after a medical report said she was between 17 and 18 years of age.

On the last hearing, the SHC had asked the provincial authorities to conduct a medical examination of Nimra to determine her age as the girl, who was taken in protective custody from Punjab and produced before SHC, said that she was adult and had contracted marriage of her own free will while lawyer for the petitioner said she was an underage person.

On Thursday, the investigating officer of the case placed the medical report before a two-judge bench headed by Justice Mohammad Iqbal Kalhoro.

The IO submitted that in view of the medical report and the investigation conducted so far, he was going to file a report before the trial court.

`Insofar as ancillary issues raised by the parties regarding custody of Mst.

Nimra or setting her free, etc. we deem it proper to refer these issue to the trial court for a decision in accordance with law as this petition is only in nature of habeas corpus: to produce Mst. Nimra before the court, which has been done,` the bench in its order said.

It further said the girl stated that she contracted marriage with Najeeb Shahrukh out of her own free will and had not been abducted by him.

While disposing of the petition, the bench sent the girl back to a shelter home and said that there would be no restriction for her parents or husband or relative to meet her.

It also asked the trial court to decide the issue of her custody or setting her free, etc, in the light of material after affording opportunity to both sides within a reasonable time preferably in a month.

The mother of the girl had petitioned the SHC stating that Nimra went missing on April 20 from her house in Saudabad and a case about her kidnapping was lodged at area police station.

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Woman gets life in prison for murdering husband – 03 Jun 2022

KARACHI: A model court has awarded life imprisonment to a woman for murdering her husband in Korangi.

Beena was found guilty of killing her 40-yearold husband Muhammad Shahid with the help of Muhammad Rehan within the remit of Shah Faisal Colony police station in June last year.

Additional District and Sessions Judge Haleem Ahmed of the Model Criminal Trial Court (East) pronounced his verdict reservedafter recording evidence and hearing final arguments from both sides.

The judge noted that the prosecution successfully proved the charge against the accused.

She was also ordered to pay Rs1 million as compensation to the legal heirs of the victim.

However, the judge observed that the convict was not awarded capital punishment since the entire prosecution case rested on circumstantial evidence, which `constitutes strong mitigating factor in awarding lesser punishment`.

The judge acquitted co-accused Rehan for lack of evidence, observing that his guilt could not beestablished because there was no sufficient evidence available against him except for a complaint that the deceased had lodged against him and his alleged confessional statement `that was not sufficient to prove the charge against him`.

According to the prosecution, Beena had killed Shahid by slitting his throat with a sharp knife in June 2021.

A case was lodged under Section 302 (premeditated murder) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code at the Shah Faisal Colony police station on the complaint of the victim`s sister, Muskan.

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Attempt to kidnap college girl foiled by citizens – 03 Jun 2022

DADU: One suspect was arrested and a hunt for his three associates was started after they allegedly hit a college van and tried to kidnap a girl, who was on her way back home, in Sakrand town of Shaheed Benazirabad district on Thursday.

Reports reaching here from the area suggested that four armed suspects, riding a Vigo car, hit the college van to force it to stop and then tried to kidnap an HSC-Il student at gunpoint.

However, the girl raised a hue and cry drawing attention of a number of people, who intervened and rescued her. The suspects, said to be members of some influential families, sped away by their car.

The girl`s uncle lodged an FIR against the suspects at the Sakrand police station stating that his niece was returning home by a van from Govt Girls Degree College, Sakrand, when the suspects tried to kidnap her. He shared details of the incident with the police as narrated by the girl. He claimed that his niece was injured when the van was hit by the Vigo car.

The police moved into action and arrested one of the four nominated suspects and started a hunt for the others, according to Nawabshah SSP Amir Saud Magsi.

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Man, son killed by neighbours – 03 Jun 2022

LAHORE: A man was allegedly shot dead along with his young son by his neighbours over a minor issue of cracking jokes in Hanjarwal area here on Thursday.

They were identified as Mohammad Ashraf (50) and his son Azeem Ashraf (25) and their bodies were shifted to the city morgue for postmortem.

Sharing details of the incident, a police official said early on Thursday Azeem Ashraf came out of his house in the street due to loadshedding.

He said his neighbours, including Jamil and Ghulam Abbas, cut a joke with Azeem which led to a brawl between them.

Meanwhile, Jamil’s father Ashraf also came out of his house, he said adding that Jamil and Ghulam Abbas returned with weapons and opened fire and injured Ashraf and his son critically. They were shifted to a local hospital where doctors pronounced them dead. The police later lodged a murder case.

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Young woman forcibly stripped in public – 03 Jun 2022

Suspects were armed, and their aim was to kidnap victim

Four armed men stripped a young woman naked in public when their attempt to kidnap her failed.

The victim had been travelling in a rickshaw with her mother when the criminals intercepted them.

The victim’s mother lodged a complaint with the Women’s Police Station in which she stated that she, along with her daughter, had been on their way to Faisal Chowk in Madinabad in a rickshaw when the accused, Imran Shah, and his accomplices, who had been in a car, intercepted their rickshaw, forced them out of the vehicle, tortured them and attempted to kidnap her daughter.

The two women managed to thwart the attempt of kidnapping. When the criminals failed to kidnap the young woman, they fled but before fleeing they stripped the young woman naked in public.

The Women Police Station registered a case under the provisions of 365B-511-354-148-149 of the PPC and started searching for the accused.

A case whose nature was as horrendous as the nature of the current case occurred in Khurrianwala in March.

A woman and her daughter were allegedly forced into marching in a bazaar in Satiana naked.

The victims, a resident of Chak No. 74 GB, registered a complaint with the then CPO of Faisalabad alleging that the accused, Amin, Nadeem and Shaukat, had broken into their house on March 14, “brutally tortured my mother … and me and struck us with gun butts and grabbed us by the hair and dragged us out of the house and into the bazaar naked and had our house occupied”.

The then CPO, Ghulam Mubashir Mekan, had issued orders to the SP of Jaranwala to act on the complaint and arrest the accused.

The victim told the police that they had been having a property dispute with the accused, and the motive behind the accused attacking them was that very dispute.

The incident happened on March 14, and one wonders how a matter of such a heinous nature remained hushed up for so many days in an era in which even the minutest of traffic violations or other such matters get reported on the social media or other forums.

The victims said that they had contacted Satiana Police Station the very day they had been subjected to such humiliation, but the perpetrators of the act, according to the victims, were so influential a people that Satiana police, instead of registering a case, indulged in delaying tactics and even attempted to make the victims reconcile with the accused.

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Men have their ways of humiliating women – 03 Jun 2022

Husband shaves wife’s head, makes her wear string of shoes

A man, along with his brother, allegedly had the head of his wife shaved, made her wear a string of shoes around her neck and forced her to march through the village.

According to DPO Omar Saeed Malik, he had been informed that a woman was being tortured on suspicion of cheating on her husband in a village in Satghara. He ordered the SHO to take immediate action against the suspects.

When SHO Malik Arshad reached the spot with a heavy contingent of police, the accused had already fled.

The victim told the police that she had married Shahadat four years ago.

SHO Malik Arshad said that initial investigations revealed that the victim had fled with a young man, but returned to her husband a few days later through mediation by a Panchayat.

However, the woman’s husband nurtured a grudge over his wife’s walking out on him for another man and decided to settle the score with his wife and her friend. Police took remand of the accused for three days and were conducting raids for the other accused.

Police shifted the woman to the hospital under their supervision and registered a case against five nominees and two unidentified persons and arrested the two main accused, Shahadat and Saleem.

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