Pak court orders arrest of lawmakers for threatening woman
Lahore: A Pakistani court on Thursday ordered
police to arrest two legislators of Punjab province who have
been accused of torturing and threatening a woman.
Justice Waqar Hassan Mir of the Lahore High Court upheld
an order issued by Additional District and Sessions Judge Abid
Rizwan Abid for the arrest of legislators Chaudhry Allah Rakha
and Naveed Anjum, both members of the PML-N.
Justice Mir also directed police to submit a report on
the matter within 15 days.
The judge issued the order is response to a petition
filed by Shaheen Kanwal, the woman who accused the lawmakers
of torturing her and warning her not to hold a press
conference to highlight the illegal occupation of her land by
Police registered a case against the legislators on
January 7 but did not arrest them.
Kanwal then filed a contempt application in the High
Court seeking their arrest.