PESHAWAR: The Fata Tribunal on Tuesday took suo moto notice of the killing of three women by relatives in the name of ‘honour’ in Frontier Region (FR) Kohat and summoned assistant political agent to appear before it along with record on September 24.
Registrar of the Fata Tribunal, Sajadur Rehman, told The News that the Fata Tribunal comprising its chairman Shah Wali Khan and two members Muhammad Pir Fida and Akbar Khan took suo moto notice under the FCR law and summoned the APA FR Kohat along with record to explain his position about the action against the killers of the women on the next hearing.
He said that tribunal took notice of the media reports, according to which three women were shot dead by relatives in the name of ‘honour’ in the Jawaki tribal area on Sunday.
According to reports, the accused included Jehangir, the husband of one of the three women, and a man named Nasir. The official report stated that Jehangir used to harass and thrash his wife Saadia Bibi.
The report said that Saadia’s aunt Amaan Bibi and cousin Asya Bibi managed to send her to Darul Aman in Swat. But Jehangir allegedly went to Swat along with Amaan and Asya and brought his wife back to Jawaki on Sunday evening.
Later, uncles and brothers of the women decided to kill them for having brought ‘dishonour’ to the family. The women were shot dead at about 11pm. Local people reported the matter to the political administration on Monday.
According to local people, Jehangir lived in Karachi with his wife and the other two women. Because of the treatment of her husband, Saadia allegedly eloped with a man from Swat and Jehangir lodged a case in Karachi to ascertain the whereabouts of his wife.
Later, Jehangir came to know that his wife was allegedly living with a man in Swat and that she had been helped by Amaan and Asya. Jehangir went to Swat along with his relatives and brought the woman back to his village.