LAHORE – Only a few days after the Punjab Assembly passed Women Protection Act, a 22-year-old girl came under acid attack at her house in Harbanspura on Sunday morning.
Amina and her family were sleeping when the miscreant reportedly barged into their house and threw acid on her. She received serious burns on her neck and some parts of hands.
The family immediately took her to the Services Hospital where doctors said her condition was critical.
The family said they had no enmity with anyone. They alleged that despite many calls, the police did not visit them nor registered a case.
The newly passed Women Protection Act aims to meet needs of the existing legal system which had failed to effectively address the menace and violence against women.
The bill also envisages rehabilitation and justice to women if they fall they fall victim of domestic, emotional, psychological violence, verbal abuse, stalking and cyber crime.
Under the newly made law District Women Protection Officers (WPO) would be appointed to take care of everything of the victim women in addition to getting her relief from the court of law.
The victim women will also get help from Women Protection Committee, protection centre and shelter homes.
Roof collapse: A 20-year-old girl died and her mother got injured when roof of their house collapsed in Gulshan Ravi area yesterday.
Deceased Amna and her mother Kausar Bibi were sitting in a room when the roof caved in, rescue officials said. Rescuers with the help of locals pulled out the women. Both of them were shifted to a nearby hospital where Amna succumbed to her injuries. Kausar Bibi is stated to be in critical condition.
Biker crushed: A rashly driven car crushed a 45-year-old man motorcyclist to death near FC College underpass yesterday. The deceased identified as Islam Khan was a resident of Sanda. The ill fated man was on his way on a motorcycle when a car hit him from behind near FC underpass.
As he fell on the road, another car ran over him and he died on the spot. Both the unknown car drivers managed to escape. Police handed over the dead body to the family after completing legal formalities.