Allegedly raped and threatened, Islamabad law student appeals for help

Islamabad-based lawyer Asad Hashmi is accused of 'repeatedly raping' IIU student at his apartment

Saqib Bashir February 03, 2019
LLB Student alleged that IIU professor threatened her to stop pursuing the rape case against his nephew. REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE

ISLAMABAD: A female law student at Islamic International University (IIU) Islamabad has made an appeal to the chief justice of Pakistan to provide her protection amid threats to her life.

She, in a video message which has gone viral on social media, claimed that Asad Hashmi, who is a lawyer in Islamabad, had allegedly raped her repeatedly at a flat located in Sector H-13 of federal capital.

Hashmi was booked for sexual assault of university student last month.

The student said Javed Hashmi, a professor at IIU who is uncle of the suspect, had threatened her to not pursue the rape case otherwise she would face dire consequences.

The IIU professor had allegedly threatened her against pursuing the case and identifying the accused in the court.

The hearing of the case will take place in Islamabad sessions court on Monday.

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According to the alleged victim, she went to meet the lawyer at his residence to discuss a case where he repeatedly raped her.

Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Hamza Shafqaat, taking the notice of the video, has ordered an inquiry into the matter.

In his tweet, he said the authorities had taken notice of the issue and assistant commissioner Bushra Rao was also in contact with the victim.

He added that two FIRs had also been lodged on the request of the victim.

Police officials had lodged the the FIR against the lawyer on rape counts on complaint of the LLB student on January 27.


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