Case Studies

IHC Judgement on Child Custody

This case involves the future of a young girl (Meher Fatima) who lost her mother to epilepsy when she was barely two years old. At the time when her mother was unwell and subsequently in hospital, she was at the house of her maternal grandmother being looked after by her maternal family, including a maternal uncle and unmarried aunt along…

Minors charged with terrorism offence to be tried in juvenile court

The Peshawar High Court has ruled that a juvenile accused charged with terrorism-related offence should be tried by a juvenile court notified under the Juvenile Justice System Act, 2018, and not by an anti-terrorism court. A single-member bench consisting of Justice Ishtiaq Ibrahim accepted plea of an under-trial juvenile accused…

Missing minor girl found dead in Kotri

DADU: An eight-year old girl, who had gone missing since evening a day before, was found dead in a desolate place in Kotri Site area on 8 April 2024. Father of the victim, Liaqat Ali Hazara, said that his daughter had left home in Mahmood Shah Colony in Kotri Site…

Man, two children found with slit throats in ICT

ISLAMABAD: Unidentified persons slit the throat of a man and his two minor children in front of their house in the capital on 8 April 2024, police said. The injured were residents of Ghori Town and identified as Sheron Masih, an accountant by profession, and his seven year-old son and…
case of rape and murder

Cleric on remand in another child abuse case

LAHORE: The Lahore police on 8 April 2024 obtained four-day physical remand of cleric Abubakar Muaviya in another child rape case lodged with the Shahdara Police Station. Police shifted the suspect to the police station for interrogation in the new child abuse case. An official said police claimed that the…

13,000 non-performing schools to be given to NGOs in Punjab

In the name of bringing reforms, the Maryam Nawaz-led provincial government is going to hand over 13,000 non-performing public schools of the province to non-government organisations (NGOs), Dawn learnt on 3rd April 2024. The chief minister presided over a meeting to review the School Education Reforms Programme and decided to…

Boy observing Aitekaf ‘raped’

MUZAFFARGARH: A 13-year-old boy was allegedly raped by a man during Aitekaf at a mosque at Sanawan Bukhi Chowk. Reports said the boy observing Aitekaf was allegedly raped by a man who was also on Aitekaf. The suspect managed to escape while the Imam Masjid said he was threatening him…

Minor tortured to death over trifle

SAHIWAL: A nine-year-old child was tortured to death by his neighbours over a minor dispute at Chak 40/12-L, Chichawatni tehsil. Nasir, the son of Imran, was playing with a child of his neighbours, identified as Bilal, son of Muhammad Rafaqat, in the street on March 31. The children exchange harsh…

Teacher booked for corporal punishment

OKARA: A woman teacher of a private school was booked for torturing a fifth class student at Chak 20/2-L, Renala Khurd, on 2nd April 2024. As per the first information report (FIR), Maaz was allegedly beaten by his teacher, Samaha, with sticks as a punishment. When he returned home, he…

Catch-up drive to immunise children begins in Punjab

The Punjab government has launched the largest routine immunisation catch-up activity in all the 3,572 union councils of the province from April 1 and it will continue till April 30, 2024, to vaccinate each and every child in the province. The activity will be carried out in all the districts…

Man kills daughters, himself in Sargodha

A man from Sheikhanwala shot dead his two daughters and seriously injured the third one in the Sheeshmahal neighbourhood of Bhera on Monday before taking his own life. According to sources, Mudassar Iqbal, whose wife from Bhera divorced him in 2018, had been demanding custody of his three daughters. On…

Abducted newborn recovered, four arrested

The city police in Peshawar on 31 March 2024 safely recovered a newborn abducted from Women and Children Hospital, Rajar, and arrested four accused involved in the crime, according to news report. SP investigations lhsan Shah accompanied by SHO Taimur Saleem told a press conference here that police were informed…
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