ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has directed authorities to shift Tayyaba, a child maid allegedly tortured by employer’s family in Islamabad, to children’s shelter home.
A three-member bench led by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar resumed hearing of the torture case today (Tuesday) in the apex court.
The bench ordered authorities to shift the 10-year-old girl to SOS Children’s Village for two months.
“The girl should be called in the court after two months to tell that where she wants to live,” the CJP said.
The bench observed that her parents did nothing for her protection. “The parents even did not appear to pursue the case. Even the father changed his statement.”
The CJP said that shifting of the case to any other court will be decided after Islamabad High Court’s decision.
The hearing was adjourned for an indefinite period.
In the previous hearing on March 8, the CJP had directed the IHC to review its authority to conduct the trial and file a reply in this regard within 15 days.
Judge Raja Khurram Ali Khan and his wife, Meheen Zafar, the two prime accused in the case, have been granted exemption from appearance.
The accused couple is yet to be charge-sheeted following a police report that has found the judge and his wife responsible for torture. – Samaa
Story first published: 21st March 2017