Chief Justice of Pakistan Nasirul Mulk has taken suo moto

Suo moto on gang rape, burning of mother and daughter in Sindh set for May hearing

Suo moto on gang rape, burning of mother and daughter in Sindh set for May hearing

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Nasirul Mulk has taken suo moto notice of a gang rape of a woman and her 12-year-old daughter in Sindh, who were then set on fire by their assailants.

According to a statement released on Wednesday, the chief justice had taken notice of the horrific incident and had issued notices to Advocate General Sindh, IGP Sindh and National Commission on the Status of Women chairperson and fixed the matter for hearing in second week of May.

The notice was taken after media reports surfaced on April 9, 2015, in which the case of a woman and her 12-year-old daughter were gang raped and later set on fire in District Ghotki, Sindh, was narrated. The girl died after being set on fire, whereas her mother suffered serious burn injuries. The accused are still at large.

The report also mentioned an incident of honour killing in Jacobabad, wherein a newly-wed woman Tahira Khoso had been murdered by her husband. It further alleged that the accused has been given shelter by a political leader in Balochistan. The chief justice had then sought a report on the matter from the concerned SSP through IGP Sindh within three days.

Read: A month on, Tahira Khoso’s murderers still at large

Reports were also sought from the chairperson of the national commission on the status of women regarding status of women and the specific incidents highlighted in the media report as well as to provide statistical data of such cases in Pakistan and measures taken in this regard.

After going through the initial reports submitted by IGP Sindh and chairperson national commission on the status of women, the chief justice ordered that case be fixed for hearing in the second week of May, 2015.

link: http://tribune.com.pk/story/877969/cjp-takes-notice-of-gang-rape-burning-of-mother-and-daughter-in-sindh/

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April 29th, 2015

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