New Bench Formed By Islamabad High Court To Hear Tortured Housekeeper Case

New Bench Formed By Islamabad High Court To Hear Tortured Housekeeper Case

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has set up a new bench to hear the tortured housekeeper case. This has happened days after the judge handling the case has rescued himself from future hearings.

Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani, who was hearing the case, earlier in the week recused himself from future hearings after declaring former Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADSJ) Raja Khurram Ali Khan (the accused) guilty during a departmental inquiry.

The case was then sent back to the Chief Justice of the IHC. Subsequently, the Chief Justice of the IHC established a single-member bench including Justice Umer Farooq to hear the case of the ten-year-old housekeeper. She was found tortured from the house of the former ADSJ where she had been illegally employed. The case was filed on the basis of the torture that she was made subject to by the ADSJ and his wife.

The Supreme Court took suo motu notice of the matter after the issue was made prominent on social media.

 

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Maneha Tariq

The writer is a graduate of Lahore Grammar School Defence and is currently pursuing the LLB degree from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). She has previously worked for DIL organization (Developments in Literacy) as their New York correspondent and for Paperazzi Magazine as a summer intern.



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