PM Khan takes notice of woman lawyer’s kidnapping in Okara

By: Anees-ur-Rehman      Published: 01:47 AM, 25 Aug, 2020
PM Khan takes notice of woman lawyer’s kidnapping in Okara
File photo of Advocate Nasreen.

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday took notice of the abduction of a woman lawyer in Okara, who was later released.

The victim was identified as Advocate Nasreen. In a video, uploaded on Twitter, she could be heard saying that she was a lawyer and was abducted on August 14. I do not know about my abductors, she said.

Advocate Nasreen, mother of six, came to the Depalpur courts on August 15 to attend hearings however, on her way back home, she was abducted by three unidentified men who took her to an unknown location.

The accused tortured and raped Nasreen for four days before they threw her on a roadside and fled. According to sources, they also made her sign blank papers.

Twitter has been trending with hashtag #JusticeforNasreenAdvocate to demand justice for Nasreen.

Advisor to Prime Minister on Accountability & Interior Minister Mirza Shahzad Akbar said that Prime Minister Imran Khan took notice of the incident. 

Mirza further said that officials in Punjab have been instructed to investigate the matter and arrest the culprits responsible as well as provide all possible assistance to the victim.

Mirza took to twitter and wrote: “Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken notice of incident in this video below and has instructed police and concerned officials in Punjab to arrest culprits and provide all possible assistance to the victim.”

Later, Punjab Chief Minister Usman also took notice of the incident and sought detailed report from Punjab IGP. He also sought report from Sahiwal RPO as well. 

District Police Officer (DPO) Okara said that they would soon apprehend the culprits involved in the case. “Police had formed a three-member probe body to investigate the woman lawyer’s abduction,” he added.