Protection to be provided to Aasiya -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Protection to be provided to Aasiya

KARACHI,January 15,2005:Faisal Malik, Health Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister has reaffirmed that all protection and support will be provided to Aasiya, a 15-year-old maid subjected to extreme torture following molestation in city only a few days back.

The adviser talking to the family members of Aasiya here on Saturday also warned that no attempt will be tolerated to prevail upon or scare away or even to bribe the relatives of the victims pertaining to poorest of the segments of country from a remote and rural part of the country.

He also assured the family members of Aasiya that all protection would be provided to them against influential ostensibly attempting to get the statements of victim changed so that perpetrators of crime may avoid severest punishment.

Assuring that necessary security would be provided to them, he while advising them not to back track from their stance based on truth also appealed to the media to realise its responsibility and must not publish reports or show material which may be baseless or may affect the truth.
Source: The News
Date:1/16/2005