Maid torture case: SC moved for suo moto

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ISLAMABAD: A petition was lodged with the Human Rights Cell of the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday, urging the apex court to take suo motu action in a case where a teenage maid, Rizwana, was reportedly subjected to severe torture by the wife of a civil judge.

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The application, submitted by lawyer Rana Nauman, calls for holding the accused judge’s wife accountable for her actions.

According to the petition, the incident occurred at the residence of an administrative officer of the Islamabad Judicial Academy. Rizwana’s condition is critical due to the violence inflicted upon her by the accused woman.

The lawyer’s plea to the apex court is to take suo motu notice of the matter, emphasizing that the gravity of the case requires immediate attention to safeguard the rights and safety of domestic workers across the nation.

Earlier on Tuesday, a district and sessions court in Islamabad granted interim bail to Somia Asim, the wife of the civil judge, who was identified as the main accused in the torture case of 14-year-old housemaid Rizwana. Additional Sessions Judge Abida Sajjad presided over Somia’s plea and approved the bail after the accused provided surety bonds worth Rs100,000. The bail is valid until August 7.


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