First case: Women lodges complaint against her husband under Women Protection Act


A woman filed a complaint in Lahore on Monday night against her husband under the Women Protection Act.

Basra Bibi, a resident of Green Town Block No 5,  filed a report of domestic violence in the Green Town Police Station and said that her husband Tayyab was a drug-addict and tortured her when she requested for home expenses.


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The complaint lodged by the woman had been received by the police, Superintendent of Police (SP) Faisal Mukhtar said.  The incident happened a week after the Women Protection Bill was signed by Punjab Governor Rafique Rajwana. The bill was passed by the provincial assembly to protect the rights of women.

The couple married five years ago and had a four-year-old son. Basra Bibi said that she had got tired of her husband’s violent behaviour. The police said that the case will be treated as per the law. The case was registered under the Pakistan Penal Code and the reported suspect was arrested.


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The Women Protection Law will criminalise any act of violence against women. This bill was passed to establish an abuse-free environment for women and provide shelter and security.

There are several cases of rape, kidnappings, acid attacks and honour killings that take place in Pakistan every year. Around 5,800 cases were reported in 2013, regarding violence against women in Punjab.


  1. What action has been taken to punish SHO PS GreenTown for making this complainant wait for more than 12 hours? He should be summarily discharged from service for insulting the Punjab Assembly members.

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