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FIR registered against hundreds for assaulting woman at Minar-e-Pakistan

Updated 18 Aug, 2021
According to the complainant in the FIR around 300 to 400 people “attacked” the ladies. File photo
According to the complainant in the FIR around 300 to 400 people “attacked” the ladies. File photo

A case was registered against hundreds of unidentified persons in Lorry Adda police station for assaulting a woman and her companions near Minar-e-Pakistan on Independence Day.

According to the complainant in the First Information Report around 300 to 400 people attacked the ladies, when she along with her six companions, was filming a video, reported Dawn.

Quoting the complainant, the FIR said the women made attempts to escape the huge crowd but were unable to do so. “Observing the situation, the park's security guard opened the gate to the enclosure around Minar-e-Pakistan,” read the FIR.

It further stated the huge crowd was scaling the enclosure and coming towards them.

People were pushing and pulling the complainant and tore her clothes, while many people tried to save her but the large crowd kept grabbing and throwing her in the air, reported Dawn, citing the FIR.

The police added four sections of the Pakistan Penal Code in the FIR namely, 354 A (assault or use of criminal force against woman and stripping her of her clothes), 382 (theft after preparation made for causing death, hurt or restraint in order to commit the theft), 147 (rioting) and 149 (unlawful assembly).

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar took notice of the incident and directed the officials concerned to conduct an inquiry.

Condemning the incident, Pakistan Peoples Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari tweeted: “The women of Pakistan feel insecure and it is all our responsibility to ensure safety and equal rights to all.”