Woman killed, 4 injured in Malakand firing, Batkhela:
A woman was shot dead and 4 others sustained injuries over a minor dispute in Sakhakot area in Malakand Agency, official sources said. Daud and Iqbal had exchanged harsh words over a minor issue in Sakhakot area after which the accused man, Iqbal, forcibly entered Daud’s house at Iftar time and opened fire on his family members. A woman identified as Farsia Bibi was killed on the spot while 4 others, including Daud, Sarfaraz, Masood and a passer-by sustained injuries. The injured were shifted to Dargai Hospital for treatment. The accused managed to escape after committing the crime. The Levies force lodged the complaint and started investigations.
(Batkhela, 21 July, 2014)
Girl killed, her mother injured in firing in Nowshera:
A girl was killed and 2 other persons, including a woman, sustained injuries in a firing incident over a domestic issue in Pirpiai area. Shahida Begum reported to the police that Usman, Adnan, Yousaf and Noorul Qamar had forced their entry into her house and had opened fire on her family members in which her daughter Fatima was killed and she was wounded.
(Nowshera, 20 July, 2014)
Man, woman killed in Takht Bhai:
A man and a woman were killed over an honour-related issue in Mirza Killay in the limits of Takht Bhai Police Station. Official sources said Rasool Khan had been present at the house of Jaffar Khan when Kamil Khan, Ibrahim and Adnan had opened fire on him, killing him on the spot. Later, the accused also gunned down Jaffar Khan’s wife. The police on the complaint of the deceased’s brother, Nawab Khan, registered the case against the accused and started investigations.
(Takht Bhai, 20 July, 2014)
Man accused of abducting and raping woman in Islamabad:
A man has been arrested from Bahria Town Phase IV on charges of abducting and raping a 25-year-old woman. Sources in the police department told reporters that Lohi Bher police had picked up the man, who lived in a 2-storey house with his widowed mother, brother, 3 sisters and his daughter. The victim woman, hailing from Azad Jammu and Kashmir, told the police that she had been living in a girls’ hostel in Rawalpindi for nearly 2 years and worked in the marketing department of an Islamabad-based company. The accused man, who was an engineer with a well-known construction company, had met her at a local Shisha Bar a few months back. He had promised to find her a better job with his company and had subsequently kept in touch with her. Around 2 weeks ago, the accused had called her to his house on the pretense of a job offer. When the woman had gone to his house, he had locked her up in a room in the basement of his family home where he had raped her for over 2 weeks. Eventually, she managed to escape and lodged a first information report with the police. Mohammad Ishaq, the investigation officer supervising the case, told reporters that the suspect had admitted that the woman had been “staying with him”. He said that the woman had been shifted to the Rawalpindi Darul Aman.
(Islamabad, 20 July, 2014)
Man, woman killed in name of honour in Karachi:
The police found the bullet-riddled bodies of a man and a woman inside a house in Moinabad area of Landhi. They were believed to have been gunned down for honour, said the police. Sharafi Goth police said that Naila, 22, and Azeem Khan, 30, had been killed by the girl’s brother, Musawwir Ali, in the name of honour at around 1:30 AM. The police claimed to have arrested the suspect and they seized from him a 30-bore pistol, probably used in the double murder. The bodies were shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for post-mortem examinations.
(Karachi, 20 July, 2014)
Man kills sister in Okara:
A man killed his sister for ‘honour’. Wilayat, of village 20/1AL, came to know that his married sister (B) was planning to elope with a man with whom she had developed illicit ties. Wilayat chopped off her head with a sharp-edged weapon for bringing dishonour to their family.
(Okara, 20 July, 2014)
Couple murdered for honour in Gujranwala:
Sadiq and Safia had contracted love marriage about 7 years back and they had 3 children. Shafia was found murdered inside her house at Bath Colony while Sadiq was found dead at Ludhewala. Sources said that the couple had been murdered for honour.
(Gujranwala, 20 July, 2014)
Married woman commits suicide in Chakwal :
A married woman committed suicide after taking poisonous pills over a domestic dispute in Chawali village.
(Chakwal, 20 July, 2014)
100 bonded labourers recovered from ‘torture cell’ in Hafizabad:
The police recovered 100 people, including 30 women and 25 minor children, from a bonded labour-cum-torture cell belonging to influential landlords in Kot Ladha village. Landlords Saifullah, Mushtaq Ahmad and Muhammad Asif had built a brick kiln and had also established a ‘beggar camp’ adjacent to Kot Ladha police station premises where they detained labourers for working in their brick kiln and agricultural fields. The police released the captive labourers, all of whom belonged to Rattapur Rehan tehsil, Kot Momin, district Sargodha. They also arrested the 3 accused landlords. The recovered people cried out that the accused had made them work without paying them any wages or giving them sufficient food to eat. They said that the landlords had often raped their women and had left several of them pregnant. The landlords had killed 6 people in the past when they had attempted to escape. The raid was conducted on the report lodged with the CPO Gujranwala by 16-year-old Irfan, who had escaped from confinement after his father and maternal uncle had been murdered by the landlords.
(Hafizabad, 20 July, 2014)