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Woman takes refuge in Darul Amaan

SUKKUR: A married woman was lodged in Darul Amaan on Thursday under court orders after she complained that her husband was planning to kill her with the help of his brothers at the pretext of karo-kari and her parents were also spurring him to fulfil the evil design.

Ms Sughra Jatoi had reached women police station here on Wednesday from Piyaro Jatoi village of Shikarpur district and demanded protection from her family.

Constable at the women police station, Abdul Majeed, said that Ms Sughra was produced in the court of first additional sessions judge Anand Ram and she said in her statement that her husband, Nadir Jatoi, was planning to kill her at the pretext of karo-kari with the help of his brothers.

She, therefore, had fled her spouse’s home and reached the police station. She said she did not want to go to her parents either because they were also supporting her husband.

She requested the court that she be sent to Darul Amman instead and the court ordered the same.

MINISTER: Sindh Minister for Social Welfare Nargis N.D. Khan said on Thursday that a child protection unit and helpline had been set up to help locate missing children who were separated from their families during floods.

Presiding over a meeting of the officers of the social welfare department at the circuit house, the minister said that these units would also provide such children education and training in different skills to enable them to stand on their own feet.

She said that the government was working on functional and non-functional NGOs and a strategy was being evolved to deal with non-functional NGOs.

As compared to past, she said, NGOs were working more effectively under the present government.

Later, the minister visited a school of special children, Darul Amman and Sukur civil hospital and enquired after a woman who was tortured by her husband. She assured her that strict action would be taken against her cruel spouse.
Source: Dawn
Date:11/5/2010