Thursday, February 9

Tag: Motorway incident

(Assembly): Senate refers 2 FATF-related bills to committees, discusses Motorway incident

Islamabad:The Senate referred two FATF-related bills to the relevant committees and debated the motorway gang-rape incident, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in the Daily Factsheet. The Senate met for eight hours and 25 minutes. However, the proceedings remained suspended for three hours and seven minutes due to two breaks. The sitting started at 1100 hours against the scheduled time of 1030 hours. The Chairman presided over the proceedings for seven hours and 27 minutes while remaining sitting was chaired by a member of Panel of Presiding Officers. The Deputy Chairman was not present. The Leader of the House attended the sitting for seven hours and 43 minutes. The Opposition Leader was present for six hours and 55 minutes. As many as 33 lawmakers (32%) were present...

Minister: (Reforms in criminal justice system Govt’s top priority: Minister)

Islamabad: Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan has said that the reforming criminal justice system and ensuring speedy justice to the common man are the top most priorities of the government. Talking to a private news channel, he condemned the motorway incident, and assured that the culprits involved in the incident will be given exemplary punishment. He stressed on law enforcement agencies to take all necessary measures to provide speedy justice to the victim. He said the government will take revolutionary measures to transform Thana culture and to ensure redressal of public grievances at police stations.

(City): PMA upset over Motorway incident in Lahore

Karachi:Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Saturday expressed concern over the atrocity that took place on Motorway on the outskirts of Lahore. Secretary General, Pakistan Medical Association (Centre), Dr SM Qaisar Sajjad, in his statement said the incident had shocked whole society as the woman was molested in front of her children. People are furious and questioning the performance of the state institutions responsible for providing protection to the citizens of Pakistan. He said irresponsible Comments of CCPO Lahore had fueled the situation and caused outrage for blaming the victim. This statement reflects the usual police attitude towards victims of sexual violence, who are blamed and often treated as criminals. PMA believes that the statement of CCPO is just desertion from re...