Case closed: Girl drops gang rape charges against parliamentarian’s sons

Published: September 14, 2014
Says she is ‘not interested in prosecution’; sources claim she was forced to withdraw. STOCK IMAGE

Says she is ‘not interested in prosecution’; sources claim she was forced to withdraw. STOCK IMAGE


A case against three sons of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz MNA Mian Farooq and five others who allegedly gang raped a girl, Naz*, has been dropped. Naz stated on Saturday that she is “not interested in the prosecution of the accused.” According to SP Madina Town Nasir Sial, Naz submitted an affidavit before the investigation officer dropping the charges against Mian Muazzam Farooq, Mian Saad Farooq, Mian Qasim Farooq and five others.

The girl said she is unwilling to give a blood sample for a DNA test and stated in the affidavit that there is no need to carry out DNA tests on the accused. The police have therefore dropped the case. MNA Mian Muhammad Farooq said Naz had ‘concocted the rape incident’ and accused her of blackmail. On Saturday he said, “My sons are innocent and this has been proven as the complainant herself backtracked on her allegations.”

Sources, however, said Naz was forced to withdraw her complaint as she belongs to a poor family.

When registering the case on Friday, Naz said she could identify three of the accused, but could not name their five alleged accomplices. SHO Madina Town police station Farukh Waheed told The Express Tribune that medical examinations revealed the girl had been gang raped. “A DNA test will establish whether or not the alleged persons have committed the crime,” he added.

City Police Officer (CPO) Faisalabad Sohail Tajik formed a committee under the supervision of SP Madina Town Nasir Sial to probe the incident. Naz alleged that Mian Muazzam Farooq and his two brothers Mian Saad Farooq and Mian Qasim Farooq took her from Abdullah Chowk at gunpoint and drove her to a house in Raza Garden, Canal Road, where five armed persons were present.

She said the men locked her in a room and forced her to drink alcohol before raping her at gunpoint. She claimed a video was made of the incident. A case was registered under PPC 376.

*Name of the victim has been changed to protect her identity

Published in The Express Tribune, September 14th, 2014.

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Reader Comments (105)

  • Justice
    Sep 14, 2014 - 10:16AM

    This is PMLN. This is Pakistan. Imran Khan is right !


  • Hatim
    Sep 14, 2014 - 10:20AM

    Doesn’t not come as a surprise…


  • arshad
    Sep 14, 2014 - 10:20AM

    jungle law prevails in the STATE OF PURE ,,where might is right and the poor and down trodden will always suffer.


  • itl
    Sep 14, 2014 - 10:38AM

    We should just start addressing Nawaz Sharif and his cronies as, ‘Your Highness’ or ‘Your Grace’ since they display all the characteristics of leaders in absolute monarchies, Rofl and there are actually losers that support these guys.


  • bahaha
    Sep 14, 2014 - 10:39AM

    Simplistic Islamic law is best when resolving disputes between TWO parties. That is very obvious because Islam does not recognize a State as a party to anything.


  • poor
    Sep 14, 2014 - 10:47AM

    offcourse pakistani politicians can do whatever they want to…how cheap the law is, lkh di lana aisi qanoon pe


  • Amir
    Sep 14, 2014 - 10:55AM

    Shahbaz Sharif, Nawaz Sharif. What is happening here? Take the girl and her family in your protection and then ask her what happened. Take the MNA and his sons to task. As long as this is happening, people will keep shouting GO NAWAZ GO.

    Show some statesman ship and leadership to take people to task, even if they are our favorites.


  • faisal
    Sep 14, 2014 - 11:01AM

    Just look what our lawmakers are doing. Seriously, where are we headed with this? What happened to that MPA Shoaib from Faisalabad? Is this democracy going to work?


  • freed
    Sep 14, 2014 - 11:04AM

    Can’t say, suprised at the outcome. onto the next victim….


  • Sep 14, 2014 - 11:22AM

    Dirty politics filthy humans


  • Malik
    Sep 14, 2014 - 11:25AM

    If DNA can prove who the rapist are, they should be tried and the death penalty should be given to them. This girl has obviously been threatened by the elite class to withdraw her case against the accused.
    However considering they are relatives of MNA’s I am certain that evidence will also be tempered with as most people in power are corrupt.

    Lets see if this case is brushed under the carpet so someone in authority has the guts to stand up to corruption.


    Sep 14, 2014 - 11:29AM

    People of Faisalabad drop your heads in shame if you have any. You elected this criminal whose sons have done what is expected of such creed.


  • Sep 14, 2014 - 11:34AM

    A poor who is wronged has to appolise to the culprits to save him/her self and family. This is the law in our/muslim countries.


  • Aalia
    Sep 14, 2014 - 11:38AM

    Police officers may also involve in the incident, this is why she dropped the case.


  • Disgusted
    Sep 14, 2014 - 11:39AM

    This is perhaps the most powerful evidence, to reinforce what IK is saying

    The CJ should take duo moto notice and ensure justice is done


  • Ammar
    Sep 14, 2014 - 11:44AM

    Statesmanship? Leadership?

    Dear you are asking too much from Mian sahiban


  • Fatima
    Sep 14, 2014 - 11:45AM

    Obviously like in the past, the victim must have been pressurized to drop the case. I hope Allah helps the victims and punishes the PML-N MNA and his family.

    Pakistani society in undergoing moral degradation just like in the past the criminals will roam freely and after some years once the MNA is on his deathbed the rapists will get PML-N ticket and the people will vote for him...such a shame

    ET thanks for bringing this to light I searched GEO and couldn’t find any mention of this on their website. It is said to see media outlets like GEO selectively publishing contents in the ruling party’s favor.


  • democrat
    Sep 14, 2014 - 11:50AM

    Kneel, you pathetic people, at the feet of democracy – HAHAHAHA!


  • avan
    Sep 14, 2014 - 11:59AM

    @oBSERVER … people of FSD, didn’t elect him. He has been selected by our #ECP(now corruption commission of Pak.) and mafia, so that #noora can be the #PM of PAK. :)Recommend

  • FG
    Sep 14, 2014 - 12:18PM

    …shame … shame….they should die in their shame…all of parliamentarian’s family shame


  • Haseeb
    Sep 14, 2014 - 12:22PM

    Surprise, surprise!Recommend

  • Prince
    Sep 14, 2014 - 12:24PM

    What a pathetic example of a father. If imran khan wants to help improve this country then this is the perfect case for him. IK get justice for the girlRecommend

  • fawad
    Sep 14, 2014 - 12:45PM

    Then we argue that Pmln has done a lot for Pakistan. I am ashamed to even call myself a Pakistani. Imran khan, though i disagree with few of your policies but you are the only hope for justice now left in Pakistan. If you fail, this country might not be good enough to live in.


  • Ahmed
    Sep 14, 2014 - 12:54PM

    Now totally agree with Imran Khan


  • Ali
    Sep 14, 2014 - 1:09PM

    Now it is even more important to support Imran khan. Maybe your sister is next if we let these criminals stay in power. This is old garbage Pakistan.


  • ishrat salim
    Sep 14, 2014 - 1:14PM

    There is not justice & accountability in this country..this is what IK / TuQ is demanding & insha Allah revolution will bring this CHANGE…


  • Mohammed Shuaib Sheikh
    Sep 14, 2014 - 1:39PM

    @oBSERVER: “People of Faisalabad drop your heads in shame if you have any. You elected this criminal whose sons have done what is expected of such creed.”

    The blame should be shared by the people who elect such animals. Sad for the victim and it is no consolation for the victim but this is an effective way to punish influential people, in power or out of power.


  • Parvez
    Sep 14, 2014 - 1:41PM

    …and the PML-N sinks deeper into the quick-sand.


  • The Rebel
    Sep 14, 2014 - 1:59PM

    Doesn’t matter who the leader is, this nation will never ever progress until the archaic mindsets are taken care of. Looking for justice is a far cry. We need to first ACKNOWLEDGE that rape is a serious crime and shouldn’t be shoved under the carpet. Instead of blaming the victim, the accused, if found guilty, should be put behind bars for the rest of their miserable lives. A leader can’t change how a society thinks.


  • salman
    Sep 14, 2014 - 2:06PM

    Where are all the saviours of democracy now? Let all those speaking against IK and TUQ come to this thread and defend the govt and punjab police. You know who you are. Have some courage and please tell us again why Pmln are the best and friends of the poor? And please dont tell me shahbaz sharif has taken “notice”…


  • ZAG
    Sep 14, 2014 - 2:11PM

    where is so call judiciary of this country! if any such institute exist in this country? Shame to the PML N.


  • bash gul
    Sep 14, 2014 - 2:24PM

    Just imagine how the elite of this country can get away with heinous crime. And they talk about Article 6!!!! Even the PM and CM should be ashamed that such a crime has been committed by the brats of of an MNA. What all goes on in the name of “Democracy.” Is this democracy which we are following from the western nations. The people should prepare a stadium with gallows after the new Pakistan takes birth.


    Sep 14, 2014 - 2:26PM

    @Amir: you are either living in their paradise or abroad.


  • sadia
    Sep 14, 2014 - 2:29PM

    people of fsd hate this leage of goons as much as they can…and are cursing the day when voted for this mafia..


    Sep 14, 2014 - 2:30PM

    @avan: you are right .Now reverse this in coming Elections.Here is one person with selfesteem.Bless you and every one around you.


  • imran ali
    Sep 14, 2014 - 2:42PM

    this is how the country being ruled by noora league….failure of judiciary….rule of the powerful in the land of pure


  • Parvez
    Sep 14, 2014 - 2:49PM

    This is shameful. A bloat on the name of law. That is the reason this PML.N govt should not be tolerated.


  • Elyia
    Sep 14, 2014 - 2:51PM

    Put your head in the sand, and sing
    Long live the system, long live the king

    Curse these people on the streets as they really stink
    These looters and plunderers on the streets have made our prospourous country a sink

    So join our hands and let them feel the justice pinch
    Long live the system, long live the king

    How dare they try to point finger at your noble kin, my king
    Cut their fingers and peel off their skin,
    Long live the system, long live the king

    Since Kingdom is of the Sharifs, by the Sharifs and for the Sharifs
    So, Why should we bother and even think
    Long live the system, long live the kingRecommend

  • Nadeem
    Sep 14, 2014 - 2:55PM

    Now I understand why people are saying GO NAWAZ GO!!!!


  • revolutionary
    Sep 14, 2014 - 3:22PM

    Where is that pmln mouth piece CH allahdaad. Puppets disappear when their leaders get exposed…


  • JusticeForPoor
    Sep 14, 2014 - 3:23PM

    CJ should take suo moto !!!


  • Fmk
    Sep 14, 2014 - 3:36PM

    CJ should take a notice and get the judicial inquiry, the girl is poor and rich politicians have either influenced or forced the girl with threats to withdraw. The crime happened this is a cover up case by police and politicians


  • Irshad
    Sep 14, 2014 - 4:24PM

    This is not about Faisalbad. This not about politicians. This is not about Nawaz Sharif. This is about a sick rotten country. Each one of us is guilty. This happens everyday in Paksitan. It happens everywhere.


  • Bushra Tayyeba
    Sep 14, 2014 - 5:25PM

    Usually our chief justice takes suo motto notice but in this case he will remain ignorant cuz it involves mna.


  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Sep 14, 2014 - 5:55PM

    I am with justice. The alleged rapists are ready to give their DNA samples, its victim who refused hers. Police must take DNA sample to prove the case against alleged rapists. Blaming Mian Sahib in this crime is nothing but dishonesty.


  • Rizwan
    Sep 14, 2014 - 5:59PM

    Another dreadful example of the “System” which we are saving where poor can’t get justice. Where is Law/Authority which is suppose to protect the weak from these “Above the law” elite of this country. Pathetic !!


  • Pacer
    Sep 14, 2014 - 6:01PM

    @Irshad: this is not about entire country. Pakistanis feel ashamed of this MNA and his leader nawaz shareef. If it was up to the Pakistani people these rapists and their protectors will rot in jail


  • Raj - USA
    Sep 14, 2014 - 6:02PM

    Is is not what Munawar Hasan said? He said that woman / girls should not file any complaint if they are raped. He also said that DNA evidence is not acceptable according to Islamic laws.

    For those saying Imran Khan is the solution, I don’t know. I live in California.

    For those saying Supreme Court or CJ should take notice, Chief Justice Iftekar refused to hear Rinkle in court, sent her to an islamic institution where she was not only kept away from meeting her own mother, parents and relatives but Mian Mitho could threaten her with dire consequences for her and even say that he shall kill all the 200 hindus in here neighborhood and coerce her. Pakistani muslims praised the Chief Justice then. The woman kept quiet and also supported it in their hearts. Rinkle, for all we know now is not in the same muslim home where she was taken to and nor is she still married to the man who raped her. She has been pushed off to prostitution. The Chief justice also allowed and sanctified the marriage of the 15 year old hindu girl to the 45 year old muslim man with prior wives and 4 children, some as old as the hindu girl. Why don’t Pakistani muslims and muslim woman want to find out about the present condition of these girls? All information is readily available in NADRA records. You allow rape in the name of religion and that too right within your home and entire family praising these acts ……… this is what will follow. If you don’t want to find out what exactly happened in the past, how are you going to combat it or make any reforms?


  • Its (still) Economy Stupid
    Sep 14, 2014 - 6:15PM

    This why once a politician is elected leadership of local police is transferred to their liking. Common guys son of MNA is entitle to his playground (sarcasam).


  • Qazi M Idris
    Sep 14, 2014 - 6:42PM

    This is practically the law prevalent in our country. If you have money police and judiciary is yours. The poor victim will beg you pardon for initially accusing you. She may commit a suicide near your home or in front of a police station. No one will bother. Life and that of a poor person has no value. Our parliament has always been part of it.
    Pakistan Zindabad.


  • Sara
    Sep 14, 2014 - 7:14PM

    The most disturbing face for me is that instead of helping the lady, many of PTI trolls are trying to gain political leverage from this incident. Is that what family values are you? Is that girl just another person which you want to use for your political advantage? Shame on all of you

    You all should come forward, contact the family of the girl. Get her DNA test and then file the case on behalf of victim. No one can avert biological findings and the people, if indicted, whether from PML-N, or PTI or any party or any wadera or sayeeen….should be brought to lashes.


  • YRA
    Sep 14, 2014 - 7:32PM



  • ishrat salim
    Sep 14, 2014 - 7:53PM


    In which land are you living ? the girl has refused DNA because she was threatened to withdraw, yet you want to file a case again, to make sure her killing is confirmed ? instead, you should find ways to correct the prevalent system for which IK / TuQ is fighting for. HELP them.


  • Saleem
    Sep 14, 2014 - 8:00PM

    Welcome to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. If you ge raped it is your fault. If you want to file a case you need to bring 4 adult male eye witnesses according to mullahs.


  • Ahsan
    Sep 14, 2014 - 8:20PM

    Quite obvious why case was dropped.
    “Drop the case or we will release the video” said the MNA


  • Muhammad Rizwan Ali
    Sep 14, 2014 - 8:20PM

    This is end of Pakistan,Allah is watching……


  • Baba Ji
    Sep 14, 2014 - 8:51PM

    Do you still oppose Naya Pakistan ?


  • Fatima
    Sep 14, 2014 - 8:53PM

    THAT IS VERY VERY BAD!! they must have made the poor girl and her family life miserable …. and call themselves muslims and nation leaders!!!!


  • arfan
    Sep 14, 2014 - 9:45PM

    and you may hear the news of her suicide in coming days. power can do all.


  • qaza
    Sep 14, 2014 - 10:12PM

    this is pmln and imran is right


  • Wizarat
    Sep 14, 2014 - 10:38PM

    What are we going to do about it?
    What is the responsibility of this paper? Is it only reporting the Gang Rape or an editorial condemning this heinous crime is in order?

    Where are the so called Religious parties? I guess it doesn’t affect them.



  • Sana
    Sep 14, 2014 - 10:47PM

    This is Sharif Family. Maryam Nawaz k sath rape hota tau pora pakistan band ho jata.


  • Moiz Omar
    Sep 15, 2014 - 12:15AM

    Case should continue against the accused.


  • S Chaudhury
    Sep 15, 2014 - 12:28AM

    This is a true face of shariffs & their cronies


  • S Chaudhury
    Sep 15, 2014 - 12:33AM

    This is another reason why this government must be thorn out


  • Malix
    Sep 15, 2014 - 12:34AM

    Judiciary wake up.
    CJP this is where u step in and take suo moto. Alas !!!!


  • dr zahid pervez
    Sep 15, 2014 - 1:17AM

    this is old pakistan we are trying to change..shame on govt


  • freed
    Sep 15, 2014 - 1:27AM

    State unable/unwilling to provide justice. Too much terrorism and target killing. Connection is obvious between the two points.


  • kalim
    Sep 15, 2014 - 1:27AM

    The need of vigilante justice should be seriously debated in Pakistan.


  • SHB
    Sep 15, 2014 - 1:28AM

    MNA should be hanged from the post and his sons must be prosecuted.
    Even though the girl has with drawn the case, state can still prosecute them
    In the mean time, state must confiscate all the assets in the name of this family. Bring them down to earth. Freeze their accounts.


  • freed
    Sep 15, 2014 - 1:37AM

    Feeling bad is not enough to change the system. If you have done nothing to change this, than you are part of the problem and not part of the solution.


  • Bakhtiyar Ghazi Khan
    Sep 15, 2014 - 2:08AM

    Shariah law, Hadood has the perfect punishment for this crime, public execution. When protesters in India are screaming for Islamic punishments for rape in their country, why is our PMLN government hesitant? One law should be for all.

    DNA evidence or evidence of kidnapping is sufficient to convict rapists according to Islamic law.


  • Sara
    Sep 15, 2014 - 2:14AM

    @Ishrat… I’m living in the same place where democracy has been derailed by TUQ/IK and other minions of third force. Don’t except civilized citizens to follow pathway of hooligans like TUQ/IK

    Still your level of empathy is about IK and TUQ. I didn’t saw your writing that you will protect and get her DNA. Instead again you are bashing about TUQ and IK. People can you try to change system as desired instead of giving solutions and helping others.


  • Bashir
    Sep 15, 2014 - 4:51AM

    The CJ of Lahore High Court should take action and appoint a judicial commission to probe the matter because justice is not expected from the present regime.


  • Fauzia
    Sep 15, 2014 - 6:18AM

    Welcome to the “Islam Ka Killa”


  • Naman Randhawa
    Sep 15, 2014 - 6:25AM

    she will be kill if she intends to pursue case against them


  • Tariq nawaz
    Sep 15, 2014 - 6:27AM

    This is what ails in Pakistan as all laws and rules are made by politicians who are the richest lot and are skilled at finding ways to exempt themselves.That would be a problem in any country. But in Pakistan, the lack of a workable tax system feeds something more menacing: a festering inequality in Pakistani society, where the wealth of its most powerful members is never redistributed or put to use for public good.That is creating conditions that have helped spread an insurgency that is tormenting the Country.“This is a system of the elite, by the elite and for the elite,”


  • osama saleem
    Sep 15, 2014 - 7:06AM

    This is actully Noon League its Khoon leauge…
    every one should join protest of Imran khan and think about it that he is the right person who at.least take stand against this Govt.
    shame on u bald man…


  • ZN
    Sep 15, 2014 - 7:18AM

    And still people can support the status quo politicians!! The system is corrupt to its core! Enough is Enough! Change has to come otherwise the poor will keep suffering in the hands of these feudals and thugs!


  • xulfjan
    Sep 15, 2014 - 7:43AM

    @bahaha: That has to be a joke!!


  • Kashif Naqvi
    Sep 15, 2014 - 7:48AM

    PMl, PPP or PTI its just the same. Both have feudel mindset.


  • haji mian
    Sep 15, 2014 - 8:46AM

    Best way to deal with the case is to move poor family to Peshawar and case filed from there


  • truthbetold
    Sep 15, 2014 - 8:51AM


    “Simplistic Islamic law is best when resolving disputes between TWO parties. That is very obvious because Islam does not recognize a State as a party to anything.”

    How is Islamic law going to help this poor girl when she would have to come up with four pious Muslim men as witnesses to the rape?


  • IR
    Sep 15, 2014 - 8:59AM

    What Imran khan is trying to tell is so aparent by these kind of incidents. We have accepted to live under a society where the law is applicable only to the poor. This needs to be fixed before building roads, bridges, underpasses.


  • Asad
    Sep 15, 2014 - 9:38AM

    Where are PMLN trolls?


  • Iram
    Sep 15, 2014 - 10:25AM

    Wise decision, she does not want to be killed.


  • Sep 15, 2014 - 11:06AM

    jungle jungle jungle jungle


  • Lion King
    Sep 15, 2014 - 11:10AM

    What’s a poor girl and her family against the holy parliament united to defend the privilege of its members !!

    Has anyone of us heard any “parliamentarian” raising the subject in the National Assembly where they unleashed hours of oratory in the defence of the glorious “democracy”?


  • Lion King
    Sep 15, 2014 - 11:10AM

    @Justice: and this is “democracy


  • Lion King
    Sep 15, 2014 - 11:13AM

    @Amir: shame on you talking against a parliamentarian and his two sons, you are conspiring against “democracy”. Now Javed Chaudhry and Talat Hussain will not spare you.


  • FAK
    Sep 15, 2014 - 11:44AM

    Inna lillahi wainna ilaihi rajeoun


  • Anonymous
    Sep 15, 2014 - 3:51PM

    Its really sad that she didnt get justice !!! this is why are county will never prosper #ashamedRecommend

  • Timorlane
    Sep 15, 2014 - 4:28PM

    Did anyone hear any parliamentarian calling for justice for the poor girl and for the protection of her and her family ???


  • Pakistani
    Sep 15, 2014 - 4:48PM

    This is very distressing.

    This is exactly what IK is demonstrating against.

    In any other civilised country this woul never be accepted or brushed under the carpet.

    Lets face it, we need some English judges back to rebuild our judicial system.


  • Paki
    Sep 15, 2014 - 5:07PM



  • A Ansari
    Sep 15, 2014 - 9:37PM

    What is practically true is not true in the court of ALMIGHT. Nawaz and Shabaz have to answer one day which is not too far away. People might think the value of a poor person is nothing but in the eyes of ALLAH, it is beyond your comprehension. Today you guys are out tomorrow you will be in a different game. No action is without a reaction, might we do not know today. Take care of your responsibilities today, so you may not cry tomorrow.


  • amir jafri
    Sep 16, 2014 - 1:17AM

    *Name of the victim has been changed to protect her identity…express Tribune.

    Then why write any name at all..There must be millions with that name…how would they feel..
    Just saying Un-named would have served the purpose.

    Tribune: Are you nuts or what?


  • freed
    Sep 16, 2014 - 8:12AM

    I hope she is brave enough to stand top of one of the container and demand justice. i am certain there will be enough people there to protect her and her family.


  • Musawer
    Sep 16, 2014 - 8:27AM

    Islam and Evil,
    Right and Wrong,
    Good and Bad,
    Is down to clicking “Like” or “Dislike” on Facebook,
    And we pretend our job done,
    May God have mercy on the Victims of Evil,
    And may God help the impotent nation to wakeup!


  • Lion King
    Sep 16, 2014 - 11:08AM

    “Democracy” wins


  • Queen
    Sep 16, 2014 - 12:49PM

    What else can be expected from people having feudalistic mindset….


  • Timorlane
    Sep 16, 2014 - 1:09PM

    Where are the courts who are extra active in protecting the criminals in parliament??


  • Jaws
    Sep 16, 2014 - 3:15PM

    Shame on PML-N and his members. Imran and Qadri are right they are criminals.


  • Pervaiz NAWAZ
    Sep 16, 2014 - 3:17PM

    All PML-N ministers are evil including Nawaz Sharif and Shabaz sharif and there fake gullu police untill these are present no one will get justice they are black spot on Pakistan, time has come for them to go or face the music for there evil deed.


  • Javaid Bashir
    Dec 21, 2014 - 12:34PM

    Gang Rape or sexual assault on women and girls in any form and shape is a heinous crime. The state must provide protection to women against crimes. Our Justice system does not work. It must be drastically reformed and over hauled.

    The state has the duty to prosecute the criminals. It must act in accordance with the law of the land.


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