DERA GHAZI KHAN: The Sadar police registered a gang-rape case against eight people, including six nominated suspects, on the complaint of a nurse. She stated in the first information report that she was forcibly picked up by the suspects outside her clinic at 9pm on Friday.

They brought her to a building in Gulberg Colony, forced her to drink liquor at gunpoint and later gang-raped her. They fled when her father and brother came to the incident place to rescue her.

BMP: Border Military Police (BMP) Commandant Muhammad Ikram Malik has taken notice of the report that the post-mortem of a married tribal girl who committed suicide was not conducted in the vicinity of the Mubaraki BMP area.

He took notice in compliance with the official directions of the ministry of human rights to recover Basi Mai, of Gujrri Thokh of tehsil Koh-i-Sulaiman, who was sold to her husband by her parents.

The BMP commandant suspended Mubaraki Station House Officer (SHO) Dost Muhammad Buzdar and surrendered him to the BMP police lines in Dera Ghazi Khan.

According to sources, the teenage married girl committed suicide because of her domestic situation, but the SHO did not arrange a post-mortem of the body.

Earlier, Dr Usman, of Chak Shehzad, Islamabad, had approached the ministry for the recovery of Basi Mai, and on his complaint, the ministry directed the commandant to recover her.

As per the applicant, women’s rights violations, particularly their sale, purchase and karokari take place in the tribal area of Dera Ghazi Khan. The applicant stated that Bassi Mai, daughter of Siraj, of the Gujarri Thokh tribal area, was forcibly married off. The applicant wanted her safe recovery.

FLOODING: Following a continuous downpour, torrential floods have emerged in the drains of Wahowa Kaoura, Wadoor and Mithawan in Dera Ghazi Khan district.

The Kaoura drain flooding submerged Lakhani, Mauza Kotani, Mithaywali, Jalowali Khad Buzdar, Churkin, Cheenrr, and Notkani. The Wadoor Chhabari Gugwah branch badly affected 14 villages.

Flooding-hit people of village Dagirwali staged a demonstration against the district and tehsil administration for not extending help to them.

The flood of the Mithawan mountain flood drain submerged village Hasnani, village Birmani and Bhurgara while Talpur Choti Road is under threat of floodwater. Flooding in drain Lound Soori destroyed the Bakharwah area and 16 villages other villages, including Mamdani, Gulzar and Bihareywali.

Published in Dawn, July 25th, 2022

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