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Tayyaba torture case: Father pardons accused judge, wife

ISLAMABAD: Father of 10-year old housemaid Tayyaba forgave the judge and his wife accused of torturing his daughter, ARY News reported.

A bench of Islamabad High Court (IHC) heard Tayyaba torture case on Friday.

In the hearing, Tayyaba’s father Azam submitted reconciliation papers and informed the court that he did not want to continue the case further.

He also informed the court that he has forgiven the accused judge Raja Khurram Ali Khan and his wife Maheen Zafar.

The judge asked Tayyaba’s father if he was under any kind of pressure which he denied. “I forgive them with all my concious,” Azam said.

Azam stated that he will have no objections if the bench acquits the accused judge and his wife. He assured that he can even give his statements in written form.

The judge, in his remarks, stated that the decision of acquitting the Khurram has not been taken yet. He also said that decision regarding the accused will be taken after Azam submits an affidavit.

Azam submitted the affidavit after which the court reserved its verdict on the bail petition filed by the judge and his wife.

It should be noted that Tayyaba torture case came into light when pictures the 10-year old went viral on social media with internet users claiming that the maid works at additional session judge Khurram Ali Khan’s house and was subjected to severe torture by the family she worked for.

Tayyaba, after being recovered by the law enforcement agencies, claimed that she fell from stairs but in the statement recorded for the First Information Report (FIR), the girl stated that she was tortured by the judge’s family.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar had taken suo motu notice of the case of torture on the 10-year old.



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