Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday took notice of an alleged domestic violence case involving anchorperson Ayesha Jahanzeb and her husband.

A first information report (FIR), a copy of which is available with Dawn.com, of the incident was filed at Lahore’s Sarwar Road police station on Monday on the complaint of Ayesha Chaudhry under Pakistan Penal Code Sections 354 (assault or criminal force to a woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and Section 506-B (criminal intimidation).

The FIR said Jahanzeb’s husband Haris Ali habitually tortured her and was abusive since the beginning of their marriage, adding that he had threatened to kill her last month while torturing her.

It said he came home on Monday, beat her up, bruised her and dragged her outside to their house’s gate. The FIR added that he pointed a gun to her head and threatened to kill her upon which their two daughters attempted to rescue the anchor.

The FIR said he was calmed down by her driver and electrician and later fled while waving his gun as commotion began to grow. The FIR said he had committed strong injustice against the anchorperson and requested that legal proceedings be initiated against him.

Today, Punjab Information Minister Azma Bokhari said CM Maryam summoned a report on the incident from the inspector general of police and ordered that the best medical treatment facilities be provided to Jahanzeb.

“Women are my red line, any sort of torture committed on the domestic or working women will not be tolerated,” the chief minister said.

PML-N MPA Hina Parvez Butt said the husband was arrested as well.

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