ABBOTTABAD: Supreme Court (SC) Wednesday heard a suo motu case against the alleged killing of five girls on the order by a Kohistan jirga.
The Attorney General denied the incident. On this, the court ordered to produce the girls by 2pm today.
Emerging from the supreme court after his appearance, Gul Nazar who the jirga allegedly ordered to be killed, reiterated that the girls had been murdered on May 30th night.
Bin Yasir who appeared before the court along with Gul Nazar, said had they not fled the area, they would have been killed along with the girls.
Earlier, a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammed Chaudhry heard a suo motu case.
The court opened with statement of Attorney General of Pakistan Irfan Qadir who asserted no such incident took place in Kohistn. On this, the court ordered Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Secretary, commissioner Hazara and Deputy Inspector General Hazara to produce the girls before the court.
Afzal Khan, the brother of Gul Nazar and Bin Yasir, said police and administration are patronizing the jirga, adding the tribal veterans are intent on killing them.
DIG Hazara assured that the two are in police custody, adding Afzal Khan’s protection will be ensured.
It should be mentioned here that a local jirga declared four women and two men ‘Ghul’ (fornicators) after they were allegedly caught on videotape singing and the two boys dancing at a wedding party in Bando Baidar village of Peech Bela union council.
The video caused a furore in the community, which felt the video had stained the honour of the tribeswomen. According to sources, elders of the Azad Khel tribe had summoned a jirga at the Seertaiy village, which sentenced the four women and the two men to death.
A fifth woman was punished with death sentence on suspicion. SAMAA
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