Harassment: Woman seeks FIR against ‘religious extremists’

On July 18, while shopping at Lahore’s Model Town Link Road, some people tried to kidnap her daughter


Our Correspondent August 21, 2016
She requested the court to direct the SHO to register an FIR against the group of people who were threatening her. PHOTO: anheimblog

LAHORE: An additional district and sessions judge on Saturday sought comments from the Faisal Town SHO on a petition filed by a woman seeking a case against a group of people for threatening to kill her and trying to kidnap her daughter after accusing them of converting to Ahmad faith.

At a previous hearing, the court had directed the SHO to submit his comments on the matter but he had not done so.

The petitioner submitted that her family had moved to Lahore from Karachi to avoid some people who would ask for protection money from her husband who had owned a factory there.

She said some religious bigots had also attacked there Karachi residence.

On July 18, she said, she and her daughter were shopping at Lahore’s Model Town Link Road when some people tried to kidnap her daughter.

She said she believed that some religious organisations were behind the kidnapping bid.

She said she had sought help from the area SHO, but nothing had been done in this regard.

She requested the court to direct the SHO to register an FIR against the group of people who were threatening her.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 21st, 2016.

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