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CJP takes suo motu notice on human rights’ violations

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Abdul Hameed Dogar on Monday took suo motu notices on two news reports citing acts of violence against women.

The CJP took the first suo motu notice on a decision made by a jirga of Khairpur Mirs district in Sindh. According to the jirga’s verdict in an ‘honour killing’ case, an eight-year old girl, Zameeran, was married to an eight-year old boy in the district’s Qalandar Bux Odho village. The CJP directed the Khairpur district police officer (DPO) and the district coordination officer (DCO) to submit a report on the matter in the Supreme Court on January 29. In the other case, the CJP took suo motu notice on the reported murder of an eight-year girl, Fatima Bibi, resident of Golra, Islamabad. According to media reports dated November 21, 2008, the girl left her house to buy milk from a nearby store but did not return. Her body was later found in a sewer on January 7. A medical examination found the girl had been raped and her body carried multiple injuries. The culprits had not been arrested even after an FIR was registered with Golra Sharif police station, the girl’s father, Abdul Malik said. The CJP directed the Islamabad inspector general to investigate the matter and ordered the deputation of a senior superintendent of police to submit a report in the SC on January 29.

Source: Daily Times

Date:1/27/2009