NGOs pushing Shaista case from Sukkur to safer Karachi
KARACHI: Non-government organisations involved in efforts to rehabilitate Shaista Almani are considering approaching the Sindh High Court to have the “Shaista case” transferred to Karachi or Hyderabad from Sukkur because of concerns for her safety and the availability of better medical treatment.
The Sukkur Bench of the High Court had fixed January 21 for the hearing of the petition filed by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), Women’s Action Forum (WAF) and other NGOs regarding the provision of protection to Ms Almani.
Meanwhile, the HRCP and the WAF had agreed to form a joint committee to approach Governor Ishratul Ibad and Chief Minister Ali Muhammad Mehr on arrangement for the accommodation of the former schoolteacher and her family in Hyderabad.
The committee will request the authorities for the transfer to Hyderabad of Ms Almani’s father, Himmat Ali Almani, who is an employee in irrigation department in Sukkur, and for him to be provided official accommodation there.