Govt placates dejected policewoman – Pakistan

LAHORE: The Punjab government and police went into action on Sunday and reportedly persuaded a policewoman not to quit her job and announced that she would protest against the injustice that had been committed after she was allegedly humiliated. and slapped by a lawyer in the courts of Ferozewala last week.

Earlier in the day, agent Faiza Nawaz in a video message said: “I am really fed up with this unfair and cruel system. I'm giving up my service, that's all. "

Sheikhupura District Police Officer (DPO) Ghazi Salahuddin told Dawn that he had held a meeting with the agent after the video went viral on social media and said he did not quit now.

He said the agent was wrongly cited in the video by the interviewer and that she was not dejected either. He said the agent's morale was high after meeting him and that the police would take care of her.

Punjab Prime Minister spokesman Shahbaz Gill also said Faiza Nawaz did not resign. He said the agent had released a new video message about his change of mind. He regretted the granting of bail to the suspect by a Ferozewala judge for a minor error in the FIR.

Slapped and kicked by a lawyer, the agent had threatened to resign

In another video message available on YouTube on Sunday, Faiza Nawaz says: “I am Mrs. Faiza and I have no hope of getting justice. Due to some officials in my department, the FIR was not performed correctly. I am an educated lady. I have a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in political science. I was selected in the Anti-Terrorism Police Department in 2014 as an agent and later deployed to the Punjab police. I joined the department with pride and wanted to serve the public and especially women seeking justice.

“I feel dejected because I did not receive justice, even though I was doing my duty honestly. Three days ago, I was doing my duty when a lawyer attacked, tortured and insulted me. The behavior of the lawyers (towards the police) has been insulting in the past, but in this incident the lawyer crossed all the limits and attacked and slapped me. ”

Faiza Nawaz also said she was fed up with the system and threatened to commit suicide. "I feel scared. I am worried about my respect and my future. The lawyers are involved in the murder of my character. I can't face this powerful mafia. Where should I seek justice?

The suspect, defender Ahmed Mukhtar, slapped Faiza Nawaz in the Ferozewala courts when she told him not to park his car in the area without parking. The lawyer got angry and he abused and kicked her in the shin and slapped her. The lawyer was arrested and presented in a local court, but was released on Saturday due to a small error in the FIR, where his name was written as Ahmed Iftikhar instead of Ahmed Mukhtar.

Shahbaz Gill said the suspect's name was spelled correctly in three other sentences in the FIR, but even then the judge granted him bail.

Earlier on Saturday, agent Faiza Nawaz demanded that the president of Pakistan, Arif Alvi, and the president of justice of Pakistan, Asif Saeed Khosa, take note of the incident. "Is this the level of respect for women that anyone can slap her?" He asked.

He also submitted a request to the DPO to provide security for her and her family.

She stated in her complaint that she and her family members were constantly receiving threats of serious consequences of the legal fraternity and that they were reluctant to stay at home.

The president of the Bar Ferozewala district, Ahmad Sultan Cheema, condemned the police for presenting the lawyer in court handcuffed by the same agent, accompanied by a strong police contingent.

He said that lawyer Ahmad Mukhtar was treated by the police as if he were a notorious terrorist and Indian spy. "The matter was discussed with the Pakistan Bar Council to launch a nationwide law strike until the suspension of DPO Sheikhupura, DSP and SHO Ferozewala and agent Faiza Anwar," he said.

Posted in Dawn, September 9, 2019



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