Posts Tagged ‘social justice.’

Legal Aid from Acid Survivors Foundation: Conviction Record Broken In Pakistan

May 15th, 2015

In collaboration with DFID (CHASE) and EU:

See article from DAWN:

Amjad threw acid on ex-wife Javedan Bibi and her husband Muhammad Riaz after trespassing on their house on Dec 7, 2014. -Reuters/File
Amjad threw acid on ex-wife Javedan Bibi and her husband Muhammad Riaz after trespassing on their house on Dec 7, 2014. -Reuters/File

LAHORE: Anti-Terrorism Court-II of Multan on Thursday handed down 117-year rigorous imprisonment, along with Rs1 million fine, to a man for throwing acid on his former wife and her husband. The woman later died in hospital.

According to a prosecution department handout, Muhammad Amjad threw acid on his ex-wife Javedan Bibi and her husband Muhammad Riaz after trespassing on their house on Dec 7, 2014.

Amjad had fled away after committing the crime but was arrested later.

The seriously injured couple was shifted to the Burns Centre of Nishtar Hospital, Multan, where Javedan Bibi succumbed to her acid burns on Dec 26.

The case was registered against Amjad at Raja Ram police station, Multan, under sections 302, 324 and 326-B of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA).

The case was heard by ATC-II Multan Judge Sajjad Ahmed Sheikh who announced the verdict on Thursday.

Deputy Prosecutor General Ashfaq Ahmed Malik represented the state.

Published in Dawn, May 8th, 2015

Acid Survivors Foundation Now Asking Provincial Assemblies To Support Acid And Burn Crime Act 2011.

April 11th, 2011

Participants in the seminar held on 30th March 2011in Karachi: civil society, media, lecetd representatives, lawyers.

ASF Executive Director , Mohammad Khan, welcoming the crowd and requesting Sidh porvincila assembly to lead the way in passing the Acid and Burn Crime Act 2011.

Advocate Hasan Akbar terming acid crime a crime against humanity.

Sindh Minister for Women Development , Mrs Tauqeer Fatima Bhutto, ensuring ASF of her support to promote women and girls rights and support gender justice.