ISLAMABAD, February 23, 2005:Interior Minister Aftab Ahmed Sherpao on Monday said the DNA test reports of 13 accused in Dr Shazia Khalid’s assault case had been issued.
Talking to reporter at a function held at National Database Registration Authority (Nadra), the minister said the tests were ‘negative’.
In reply to a question about an inquiry of the Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL), which confirmed that the doctor was sexually assaulted, the minister said: “It is an internal inquiry of the PPL and the government has nothing to do with it.”
The minister said a judicial tribunal had yet to issue its report on the assault. A senior police official reportedly claimed that the DNA test did not match those 13 suspects, including Captain Hammad of the Defence Security Guard (DSG).
OTHER 12 ACCUSED IN THE CASE ARE: Subedar Abbas, Sepoy Asif Ali, Sepoy Khushal Khan, Haveldar Rafiq, Sepoy Malik Khan, Sepoy Umar Farooq of the DSG and PPL staff, including Pervez Jamoola, Muhammad Usman, Mohammad Ali, Sikander Ali Jatoi, Asghar Ali and an unknown person. All the accused were arrested and under investigation.
However, the PPL MD told a standing committee of the Senate that the lady doctor had been robbed and sexually abused in her house on the night of Jan 2. The PPL management informed the body that the Zila Nazim Dera Bugti had raised the issue of rape by writing letters to the senior officials on Jan 3, alleging that a PPL lady doctor was assaulted. The Nazim alleged that three or four personnel of the Defence Security Guards (DSG) had been seen coming out of her house.