Assistance: Cash, home for women assaulted in Khangarh

The women were allegedly beaten up and paraded in public.

August 11, 2012


Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday gave Rs500,000 cheque as financial assistance to the two women allegedly assaulted and humiliated in public by 11 men in Khangarh and announced that they would be provided a home in Rakh Jaal Wala model village in Wasanday Wali.

He made the announcement during a visit to the women’s home on Thursday night. Sharif directed the police to arrest all 11 suspects in two days and to figure out if they could be prosecuted under the Anti-Terrorism Act. Sharif was told by Muzaffargarh District Police Officer Zeeshan Asghar that three of the suspects had been arrested.

He identified them as Dr Abdul Ghaffar, his son Irfan Ghaffar and cousin Munir. MPA Mian Muhammad Imran Qureshi, former tehsil nazim Sardar Muhammad Dogar and DCO Tahir Khursheed accompanied the chief minister. The women were on Wednesday allegedly beaten up and paraded in public.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 11th, 2012.


Jibran | 11 years ago | Reply

Bribing the victims to silence them. What about the culprits? Still at large? Why such madness and lawlessness in the province, that these incidents happen unabated? Mr. CM this is too little too late. Please stop your reactionary approach of running the government, and be proactive in resolving issues haunting the people of Punjab.

Nasir Mahmood | 11 years ago | Reply

It seems only CM is working in Punjab. The MPA who accompanied the CM where he was at the time of incident?

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