Dar-ul-Amaan women complain of ill treatment -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Dar-ul-Amaan women complain of ill treatment

MULTAN: The women living in Dar-ul-Amaan, Multan on Thursday accused the administration of malnutrition, providing them unhygienic substandard food and not giving medicines, resultantly they are suffering from different diseases. The four-member social welfare committee headed by convenor Shamim Jahan carried out a surprise visit to the Dar-ul-Amaan. It is worth mentioning here that the manager of Dar-ul-Amaan, Rakhshanda Jamil, left her office immediately after the arrival of the committee members. The inmates informed the committee’s members that most of them were suffering from serious diseases due to taking substandard food.

They alleged that water mixed milk was being provided to their children while the things sent by their families were embezzled at the gate. They said that only two soaps were given to them for entire year while only two-kg meat was cooked twice a week for all the inmates. “Whenever we tell the administration about our disease they give us sleeping pills and say that we are in tension” and added that the women were not taken to hospital even in critical condition. Talking to women, members of the committee Rabai Minal Khan, Rubina Yasmeen, and Aneesa Bukhari said that no women could be forced out of Dar-ul-Aman without the permission of court. They disclosed that a legal aid committee for women was being constituted to offer free assistance to them.
Source: B/RECORDER
Date:12/15/2006