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Acid attack victim requests SC to shift case to ATC

ISLAMABAD: An acid attack victim has approached the Supreme Court, requesting the court to transfer her case to an anti-terrorism court (ATC).

The victim was attacked by Zeeshan alias Ali, a police constable, in July 2015. On Tuesday, a divisional bench headed by Justice Faisal Arab accepted the request of the victim.

The complainant told the court during the hearing that her attacker keeps receiving a salary from the Sindh Police and that she feels her life is still in danger.

The court said that currently, there is no legislation which allows for such cases to be transferred to the ATC in Sindh but such a clause was added by the Punjab government in recent years.

While the hearing has been adjourned for an indefinite period, former deputy attorney general Dil Mohammadzai has been appointed as animus curiae by the court. Mohammadzai later informed media that in accordance with the wishes of the victim, he would ask the court to move the case to the ATC.

The complainant, along with her nephew and brother had been attacked by Zeeshan in Karachi.

Zeeshan attacked the girl after she refused to marry him.

The girl’s father Abdur Rahim filed a complaint and an FIR [First Information Report] was registered over the incident. The victim was nineteen-year-old at the time of the attack.

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