KARACHI, March 31: A division bench of the Sindh High Court issued on Monday notices to the Station House Officer of Qazi Ahmed Police Station in district Nawabshah, an investigation officer and others in a case of the newly-wed couple, declared karo-kari by their parents.
Saira, who recently embraced Islam, and her spouse, Muneer Ahmed Jatoi, approached the high court, seeking protection from honour killing. They submitted that they solemnised marriage of their own accord and without any pressure or coercion.
Saira’s father, Kanhayya Lal, had lodged an FIR (No 31-2008) under Section 365-B at Qazi Ahmed Police Sataion, naming her husband and his relatives in a kidnap case.
Saira and her husband submitted that their parents declared them Karo-kari and attempted to kill them. They said they were being harassed by the SHO of Qazi Ahmed Police Station and respondents. The bench, comprising Justices Mrs Qaiser Iqbal and Syed Mehmood Alam Rizvi, issued notices to respondents for April 11.–PPI