Lawyers beat female human rights activist in a court in Karachi

By Mehr Ghazanfar Klasra

Karachi: A gang of local lawyers allegedly thrashed and manhandled a female human rights activist belonging to ruling political party of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Laila Parveen, the victim, was manhandled by gang of charged lawyers who slapped her in face and repeatedly kicked her. While her brother was brutally attacked by the same gang and fell unconscious.

It all happened in the presence of police which has been witnessing the scene silently in the premises of Malir courts on Monday.

Laila Parveen told the media that she along with her brother had appeared before a court in connection with a case she lodged against her ex-husband Advocate Hasnain about a dishonoured cheque.

She said that her ex-husband had given a cheque for Rs6.5 million, which was bounced when approached the bank.

She said she filed the case at the SITE-Superhighway police station and when she along with her brother came to attend the hearing, her ex-husband along with his colleagues Advocate Shahzad Saeed and Advocate Jalbani verbally and physically assaulted them.

FIR registered by police against accused

Hours latter the victim released a video message appealing to chief justice of Pakistan supreme Court to take suo moto notice of what happened to her.

Barbaric Incident took place in Malir Court today where lawyers beaten a woman for filing a case against a lawyer. 1/2 https://t.co/FseBnXhKBu

Later, the general secretary of the Malir district bar association, Riaz Bhatti, said that some lawyers had tried to get the dispute between Advocate Hasnain and Ms Parveen resolved, but some people accompanying her became harsh and indulged in a fist fight.

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