TOBA TEK SINGH: A woman who had been tortured and forcibly kept in a house by her husband was rescued by a women police team on Friday in a raid at Chak 113-JB, Phalahiwala, Faisalabad.

Police spokesperson told the media that the woman was rescued on the orders of City Police Officer (CPO) retired Capt Muhammad Ali Zia, who took notice of a video clip sent to him, showing torture of a woman, Nasim Akhtar, by her husband, Qasim.

He said the video clip was recorded by the neighbours of the victim, and sent to the CPO, who ordered Millat Town women police station in charge to rescue the woman and arrest her husband.

After being rescued, Nasim told the police that her husband had contracted second marriage without her permission and would often torture her for not giving birth to any child.She said the suspect also used to level baseless allegations against her of having relations with men.She said the suspect had made her hostage and would torture her daily.

WHEAT PURCHASE: Punjab government’s wheat procurement campaign is failing miserably as farmers are not getting the official support price for their crop.

This was stated by PTI-SIC MNA from Gojra, Osama Hamza, in a press release.

He said that Punjab food department and the Passco have reduced the wheat procurement target by more than half this year, as compared to the last year’s, due to which the farmers are worried.

He warned that if the Punjab government did not revise the wheat purchase target, the growers would face a severe financial crisis as they had been buying fertilisers and other inputs for wheat cultivation at higher rates because of hoarding.

Published in Dawn, April 20th, 2024

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