LAHORE: Just a few days after their divorce a man brutally tortured and critically injured his ex-wife in Lahore’s Begum Pura, Shalimar area.
Nazia was rushed to the Kot Khawaja Saeed Hospital by her relatives with a broken nose and was said to be in critical condition, sources told The Express Tribune on Saturday.
Kashif had divorced Nazia a few days ago and she arrived with her brothers at her former husband’s house in Begum Pura, Shalimar where they indulged in a brawl with his family, sources claimed.
Implementing the protection of women law
As a result, Nazia received several wounds and her nasal bone was broken after which she was rushed to the hospital in a precarious condition, they added.
Meanwhile, police have launched an investigation into the incident and efforts are being made to arrest the accused.
The incident comes over a week after the Punjab Assembly unanimously passed the Protection of Women Against Violence Bill on February 24.
Women in Pakistan have fought for their rights for decades, in a country where honour killings and acid attacks remain commonplace.
In 2013, more than 5,800 cases of violence against women were reported in Punjab alone, the province where the protection of women law was passed, according to the Aurat Foundation, a women’s rights advocacy group.
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Those cases represented 74 percent of the national total that year, the latest for which data is available.
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