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Kinza’s father forced to sign affidavit denying torture claims

RAWALPINDI: Muhammad Bashir, the father of 11-year-old child housemaid Kinza, who was allegedly subjected to physical torture by her employers in Rawalpindi, is learnt to have signed an affidavit under duress, denying that her daughter was tortured.  The latest case of physical torture on a juvenile maid came to light after videos showing the minor girl, Kinza, with bruises on her face and arms began doing rounds on social media. Kinza was allegedly tortured by her employers Ammara Riaz, a major in the Pakistan army…

Mazari seeks help to identify woman torturing maid in viral video

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari on Friday sought public help for identifying a woman who is seen beating a housemaid in a viral video, ARY News reported. The video circulating on social media, shows a woman slapping and beating an underage maid for making excess tea. The woman can be seen violently slapping the girl and shouting at her for making ‘excess tea’. A statement released from her office says the Human Rights Minister  would need information about the location and also identity the…

12-year-old maid’s body exhumed for medical examination

ABBOTTABAD: The body of 12-year old housemaid Misbah, who died at the residence of the brother of PTI leader and provincial minister Mushtaq Ghani, was exhumed on Thursday for medical examination.  The grave of the teenage girl was dug up in the presence of a judicial magistrate and medical experts as well as heavy contingent of police personnel. Misbah, who used to work at the house of Shoib Ghani, brother of the provincial minister, died on January 25 in mysterious circumstances. A day earlier, a fact-finding…

Court orders 12-year-old housemaid’s body be exhumed for autopsy

ABBOTTABAD: A judicial magistrate on Wednesday allowed an application seeking exhumation of the body of 12-year old housemaid Misbah, who died at the residence of the brother of PTI leader and provincial minister Mushtaq Ghani, for postmortem. Misbah, who used to work at the house of Shoib Ghani, brother of the provincial minister, died on January 25 under mysterious circumstances. A fact-finding committee constituted to probe the death of the teenage housemaid approached a magisterial court seeking permission to…

Young housemaid tortured in upscale Karachi area

KARACHI: An underage housemaid was allegedly tortured in the upscale Defence Housing Area of Karachi, ARY News reported on Wednesday. The girl was employed at the house of Dr. Marium and was accused of stealing from her residence. Five people including Dr. Marium and the watchman brutally tortured her. According to police, the young girl was also brandished with a hot iron and has several visible marks on her body. Darakshan police have arrested five people including two women involved in the torture on the…

Housemaid dies after being set on fire: police

LAHORE: A housemaid was killed by her employers in Punjab province after being set on fire for failing to repay a debt, police said on Wednesday. The incident occurred on Sunday in Nankana Sahib district about 60 miles (95 kilometres) from the eastern city of Lahore. "Fouzia Bibi, the victim and her husband were working at the house of a local landlord for the last five months and they had taken PKR 25,000 in advance from them," local police official Jaffar Hussain told AFP. The police officer said that the couple told…

Tortured teenage housemaid recovered from Lahore

LAHORE: The Child Protection Bureau on Tuesday conducted a raid in Muslim Town area of Lahore and recovered a teenage housemaid who was alleged tortured by her employers, ARY News reported.  The girl named Palwasha, aged fourteen, hails from the rural area of Sardarpura near Lahore and was working at the house of Imran Sheikh since the last three years. She was taken to the Muslim Town police station where a complaint against her employers. She claimed that Imran Sheikh and his wife used to regularly torture her and…