Sons sell off mother for Rs30,000

Published: January 12, 2011
"My husband belongs to the Shiekh clan and my sons had threatened to kill me if I remarried. That was why they sold me," says Bashiraan Bibi.

"My husband belongs to the Shiekh clan and my sons had threatened to kill me if I remarried. That was why they sold me," says Bashiraan Bibi.

HAFIZABAD: Two men sold their mother for Rs30,000 to a man who kept her tied up and raped her for three days. The accused have been arrested by police officials.

Mohalla Saghar Hafizabad resident Bashiraan Bibi said that she had nine sons and daughters and her husband had died four years ago.

Bashiraan said that her older sons Ansar and Ghazanfar used to abuse her frequently. A few days ago, the men sold her to village Mehdiabad resident Abbas for Rs30,000. “Abbas tied me up for three days and tortured me. He raped me several times,” she told the police. Bashiraan said that she escaped Abbas’s custody after four days and reached the residence of one of her relatives.

Bashiraan then married Hafiz Bashir in the court of civil judge Iftikharul Nabi.

“My husband belongs to the Shiekh clan and my sons had threatened to kill me if I remarried. That was why they sold me,” she said. Bashiraan has sought police protection from her sons and said that she wanted police officials to arrest them. On her application, City Police have registered cases against Ansar, Ghazanfar and Abbas. City Police Station House Officer (SHO) Syed Airf Hussain Shah said that the police had arrested Ansar and Ghazanfar and were still investigating the whereabouts of Abbas.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 12th, 2011.

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Reader Comments (42)

  • faraz
    Jan 12, 2011 - 2:47PM

    Now thats unbelievable!Recommend

  • Jan 12, 2011 - 2:47PM

    Express Tribune is becoming Ummat Akhbar …Recommend

  • Jan 12, 2011 - 2:47PM

    Sorry Qomi AkhbarRecommend

  • Farhan
    Jan 12, 2011 - 3:07PM

    Whats the point of publishing this kind of news ?Recommend

  • zaigham16
    Jan 12, 2011 - 3:40PM

    way to go pakis…
    these guys may be pure evil,
    but they are at least not bigots…
    what others only do to somebody
    else’s mother or sister, they did
    it to their own… rofl…Recommend

  • Yousuf
    Jan 12, 2011 - 4:32PM


  • Disco Molvi
    Jan 12, 2011 - 5:17PM

    Whats the point of publishing this kind of news ?
    So that people like you may be enlightened that in Pakistan such activities occur right under your noses, while you point out such evil in rest of the world.Recommend

  • Eeman
    Jan 12, 2011 - 5:50PM

    Glorious Citadel of Islam. Recommend

  • Pakistani57
    Jan 12, 2011 - 6:02PM

    Their mother! the women who gave birth to them! I feel nauseated …Recommend

  • Schazad
    Jan 12, 2011 - 6:20PM

    These are the people who come out on streets and asks for murdering this that and the other for allegedly being blasphemous. Never pay any bills and when there is load shedding, they will come out in herds and damage govt property or inconvenience normal public.Recommend

  • Schazad
    Jan 12, 2011 - 6:21PM

    Oh and yea, they will also ask for sharia to be implemented in Islamic Republic of Pakistan.Recommend

  • RK
    Jan 12, 2011 - 6:41PM

    Is Supreme Court CJ taking suo moto action?Recommend

  • Jan 12, 2011 - 6:42PM

    First of all I am just left speechless over such behaviour of the men. Was torturing wives, daughters not enough that now men are after their mother???
    Secondly I may be wrong on having my opinions but please correct me with suitable justification if I am not getting any point here. I believe print media like newspapers could be suitable for such defaming news, however, publishing such news over the Internet where it is accessible to all people (from all part of the world) is something not digestible to me.Recommend

  • Critic
    Jan 12, 2011 - 6:57PM

    Isn’t this worse than blasphemy? Recommend

  • Malik
    Jan 12, 2011 - 6:59PM

    That’s it….we’ve reached our limits now. God protect an Islamic republic in which sons sell of their own mothers – disgusting! Instead of wasting time on blasphemy laws, I would appreciate if any Mumtaz Qadris had guts to listen to this!Recommend

  • Hasan sohail
    Jan 12, 2011 - 7:28PM

    Avery sad news news but such kind of news should not be published on internet as they show a negative image of PakistanRecommend

  • Yusaf Khan
    Jan 12, 2011 - 8:07PM

    ok @Hasan Sohail —– next time you will be sent you a Top Secret file to which only you will have security clearance.

    Where is the ghairat brigade now?or did they just realize their mothers are assets that can be soldRecommend

  • Umayr Masud
    Jan 12, 2011 - 8:16PM

    Land of the Pure…filthRecommend

  • secular
    Jan 12, 2011 - 9:14PM

    100% agree with Hasan sohail but think about thte media who has to do his business. Media do not care about the possible impact of any news on society and do his business regardless of any care.Recommend

  • Jan 12, 2011 - 9:31PM

    must be hanged the Devils, they have distorted the face of Islam.even they are not deserved to call human,Recommend

  • Omer
    Jan 12, 2011 - 10:56PM

    @ Eeman: This has nothing to do with Islam. Just because they happen to be living in Pakistan and happen to be Muslims doesn’t mean their actions were undertaken because of religion. Please refrain from bringing in religious bias. It is just a very sad story and is an eye-opener to how severe our education problems are.Recommend

  • Indian-in-America
    Jan 12, 2011 - 11:02PM

    All I can say is…compliments to Nehru (and thanks to Jinnah) for separating such people from India..
    Now the neighbors of Pakistan have to worry, what happens when the Barbaristan finally implodes…Recommend

  • Anonymouse
    Jan 12, 2011 - 11:33PM

    Its at times like these that one really hopes to see a Mullah Umer type of personality take on the sleaze bags of Pakistan and leave them hanging from cranes all across the country. Recommend

  • MH
    Jan 13, 2011 - 3:24AM

    well this is new low for PakistanRecommend

  • J.Oberoi
    Jan 13, 2011 - 7:49AM

    Now I have seen and heard it all. @IndianinAmerica, you’re right. I am eternally grateful to Jinnah for wanting a separate Pakistan. He is the real hero of the sub-continent. This news item sends an uncontrollable rage coursing through my body. For the sake of Pakistan I hope it is not true.Recommend

  • Jan 13, 2011 - 9:28AM

    @Hasan sohail … “Avery sad news news but such kind of news should not be published on internet as they show a negative image of Pakistan”

    LOL… think that there is even a shred of dignity…or even the appearance of dignity left associated with Pakistan? Why is it Pakistani’s think by ignoring such terrible Un Islamic acts going on in this country EVERYDAY, will make them go away?

    Pakistanis SHOULD be embarassed and ashamed by what is going on in this so called Islamic Republic. Perhaps if they become red faced enough they will open their eyes. This information NEEDS to be published and FORCED in our faces….maybe then we will do something about it. Or perhaps Mr. Hasan sohail, you are of the opinion that you just sweep the dirt under the carpet rather than throw it out? How sad….you are only fooling yourself. The world already knows about Pakistani ways.Recommend

  • Jan 13, 2011 - 11:21AM

    If Pakistanis want to project a good image to the world….then they need to be good people. Hiding and ignoring and burrying your head in the sand to this and similar acts is the reason it has gotten so bad here.

    WAKE UP PAKISTAN! You have to EARN a good reputation!

    This happens and is reported and the reaction of many Pakistanis is “Hide it Hide it….turn away and ignore it and it will not be fact.” It is time to FACE the demons that exist here and get rid of them and the ONLY way to do that is to got BACK to our PURE ISLAMIC roots as ONLY shown to us in the Holy Quran. We must as a whole embrace ALLAH with ALL our hearts…beg HIM for forgiveness and mercy for ignoring these problems for so long. If you do nothing about it things will only continue to spiral downward. You cannot imagine these things away!Recommend

  • Malik
    Jan 13, 2011 - 11:35AM

    @Omer, of course it doesn’t have anything to do with Islam neither is anybody trying to say that. But the main point is that this country has become full of terrorists/militant-fundo type mullahs who will go and blow themselves up for shariah, us ‘liberals’ on the other side, and then jaahils/illiterates like this story has eloquently exposed who it appears do things that even an infidelised kaafir/zionist or hindu wouldn’t do. One is left worrying what kind of Islam we are trying to vouch for and how Taliban-style extremism co-exists with Abu Jahal-style jahalism in the land of pure.Recommend

  • Tony Singh
    Jan 13, 2011 - 12:04PM

    Not possible in any society in any country. ET should reconfirm.Recommend

  • IqbalGhazi
    Jan 13, 2011 - 12:55PM

    Very sad. But thing like this happen all over the world and are done by evil people. I’m surprise it made it on the media. I think Pakistan needs a big sterilisation program – obviously this mother did not bring up her 9 children with good decent values. That is why I’m a big advocate of womens education, so they can pass it on to their offsprings and bring them up to be responsible and productive members of society.Recommend

  • Jan 13, 2011 - 1:42PM

    @Tony Singh…
    you say that it can not happen in any “SOCIETY” that is the issue Pakistan is no longer a “SOCIETY” it is a HORDE of UnEducated, Evil animals lead by even more uneducated and evil Mullahs..
    these Sons must have been followers of one mullah or another.. I can gurantee it that they were * in the MADRASSA where their mother sent them to… so these are the values they learnt!!
    99% of Paki society would sell there mothers for far less than the Rs. 30,000 if somone offered.
    Now SIMILAR people are “protecting” the NUKES in this country.. and you think the NUKES are safe?Recommend

  • shahid
    Jan 13, 2011 - 2:15PM

    pakistani nation is following the foot steps of hazrat lodh nation allah in ko naek hidayat dey.ameenRecommend

  • Rana Asghar
    Jan 13, 2011 - 4:55PM

    PK Zindabad!Recommend

  • Kashif
    Jan 13, 2011 - 5:14PM

    WHY WE ALL INDULGE OUR SELVES in Disucssing a Criminal Issue and relate it with Pakistan or Islam etc… Gentlemen and Ladies, Devils prevail in all societies… and in all religion followers… PLEASE GET OUT OF THIS MENTALITY… Why we Curse Pakistan or Islam for such evil things… For God Sake Act maturely simply Condem such events and Yes its the MOST EVIL and BRUTAL thing one can do and its a Shame full BUT Individual act of an Insane person(s).

  • Balma
    Jan 14, 2011 - 2:44AM

    Well we do have a muhavarah in Urdu-Hindi = ‘maa ko baich khaanaa’.
    A US senator made such a statement too about Pakistanis.Recommend

  • Jan 14, 2011 - 7:11AM

    Are these guys madrassa educated?Recommend

  • Noor Lodi
    Jan 14, 2011 - 11:05AM

    Please invoke the Blasphemy law…Recommend

  • *Let there be light*
    Jan 14, 2011 - 11:51AM

    @ All Indians who have commented hear,In India women are married to Gods( Devdasis).In the most recent incident in Bombay man raped his daughter for several years just because one priest told him it will bring you luck.And the much worst side of the story is mother was a part of this whole episode .If they are the parents then I thank Jinnah for having separated pakistan from India.And you might be well aware of Ganga Jell story.If not then click on the lick below.

  • Jan 14, 2011 - 11:51AM

    @Kashif….so you think this happens all over the world huh? And that Pakistan is not unusual in this? Sure yeah….we hear about suicide bombers all over the place….the thing is….they are almost always so called muslims and a high percentage of them are from Pakistan. Pakistan and Pakistanis are NOT NORMAL compared to the rest of the world. Pakistan is stuck in a time warp egged on by lack of education and the ability of the people to think critcally and analyze situations. The lack of intelect and education is what makes it easy for Pakistanis to be manipulated into these situations.

    Rather than discuss or simply say to each his own as Allah had directed us to do in the Holy Quran, Pakistanis throw a temper tantrum like a 2 year old….the only difference between the adult and the childs tantrum is that the adults tantrum is DEADLY.Recommend

  • zaigham
    Jan 14, 2011 - 6:16PM

    at let there be light:
    dont point fingers at indians just yet…
    in our country girls are married to Quran, they are given away to settle disputes…
    they are buried alive and your elected leader in national assembly defend such acts by calling them tribal customs…
    the tribal, feudal, patriarchal system in our society is slowly rotting you away in a bottom up…
    mullahs are burning it from top to bottom… Recommend

  • vicky
    Jan 15, 2011 - 10:21AM

    how can they do it to their mother????????? The woman who gave birth to them, raise them………… OMG!!! wot on earth is going on here?????????? Recommend

  • Karim Khan
    Jan 15, 2011 - 7:35PM

    This is the worst news of abuse that I have ever read or heard. I’ll be very surprised if the Supreme Court doesn’t take a sou motu action and award the criminals capital punishment if they were found guilty as accused. Recommend

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