LAHORE: Days after the Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence Bill was passed, a woman on Tuesday filed a complaint against her husband in Lahore’s Green Town area.
Bassra Bibi, 30, filed a complaint against her husband at Green Town Police Station, making it the first since Punjab Assembly unanimously passed the protection of women bill.
She claimed “her husband has been beating her for the past one year.” Further alleging that her husband “tortures and threatens” her, the 30-year-old demanded for her husband to be arrested.
“Police have registered an FIR 203/16 on Bassra Bibi’s complaint and police have arrested her husband Tayab,” officer on duty, Younis said while speaking to The Express Tribune, adding that he used to beat and torture her.
Further, Bassra’s four-year-old son has also been affected by the father’s alleged violent behaviour.
Earlier, Bassra staged a sit-in against the police in front of Green town police station on the grounds that police did not file any case against her husband which she had been pursuing for months.
She further expressed her disappointment, saying, “I have heard about the women protection bill but I don’t think the bill will be implemented in the province.”