Man trying to convict wife’s murderers
LAHORE: Basharat Ali’s application to the Federal Ministry of Law, Justice and Human Rights’ Regional Directorate (Punjab Region) is still pending without a foreseeable solution.
Reportedly, Basharat Ali is an employee at the Survey of Pakistan, Directorate of Eastern Circle (Ministry of Defence) and his wife was allegedly kidnapped and murdered by his relatives on January 9, 2005. Ali has not received a response from the police despite the passage of eight months.
The complainant alleged that his relatives Arshad Ali and Shahbaz Khan had admitted to him that they kidnapped and murdered his wife. However, his relatives procured a document showing a compromise by pressing the community and other relatives. Later, they submitted the document in court, proving them pardoned by the complainant and were released on bail.
Ali is still seeking justice but has received no reply to his application. He approached the Hafizabad district police officer and the Punjab Assembly speaker in February 2005. However, the police has allegedly not responded to the issue.
Sources told Daily Times the HR’s regional directorate was also pressing the Hafizabad DPO in this regard but has received no response from him. Ali registered the first information report to Hafizabad’s Saddar police station on February 6, 2005. Ali has repeatedly pursued the case with Hafizabad police but in vain. In a recent application, he addressed the highest authority of his own department and demanded a detailed probe and fresh investigation.
Importantly, the department’s local head wrote to the concerned DPO and the police station in February 2005. The Punjab Assembly Speaker also pursued the case further and wrote to the DPO, asking him to investigate further.
Later, Ali submitted an application to Kishwar Shaheen Awan, regional director of the directorate, describing the incident and asking for justice. The directorate approached the Hafiazabad DPO and also appealed to the Punjab additional secretary in May 2005.