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.
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