Maid tortured to death by lawyer–>Laws and regulations needed to be implemented for forced bonded labour

According to media reports a Lahore based lawyer Naeem who lives in DHA lahore tortured her 12 years old maid to death.

Also there are reports that the girl was sent by his parents through an agent to do work at the lawyer’s house and was forced to live here as it was a day-night duty with no time limit.

First of all the lawyer needs to be punished and put to the system of justice because of his horrible crime.

Secondly her parents and the agents are needed to be held accountable for selling the girl for bonded labour.

Third we need to review our socio-economic structure and the things which lead to such crimes.

Maid tortured to death by lawyer

Source : http://www.thenews.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=26856

President takes notice of murder, announces Rs0.5m for family
ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari has taken serious notice of the reported death of a 12-year old maid due to physical torture in Defence Lahore and directed Raja Riaz, Senior Minister Punjab to visit the victim family and assure them that justice would be provided to them at all costs.

The president also announced Rs500,000 for the aggrieved family. A maid girl died in the hospital on Saturday who was allegedly tortured to death by a lawyer in Defense area a few days ago, police said.

Police said that Naeem advocate and his family members tortured Shazia in his house and was shifted to Jinnah Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. The deceased’s father, resident of Aria Nagar, said that his daughter was working in the house of Naeem advocate.

He said that the advocate had given 10,000 rupees in advance and after that he did not pay any amount because he was adjusting the paid amount in salary. Mother of Shazia said that her daughter was living in lawyer’s house and some times they went to meet her daughter.

She said that some days ago, they went to meet her but was not allowed to see her and told them that their daughter was sick. She added the lawyer’s children informed them to meet her daughter and her condition was stated very critical.

Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Minorities Affairs Shahbaz Bhatti has strongly condemned the death of maid Shazia in Defense ‘A’, Lahore and has ordered the concerned authorities for immediate inquiry of the tragic incident.

Shahbaz Bhatti took serious notice of innocent girl’s killing. He further stated that justice would be provided to the deceased’s family and guilty be punished. The police have registered a case against Naeem, his wife, son and sister-in-law for the alleged murder of a 12-year-old maid.

The family of deceased Shazia accused Advocate Naeem of torturing and rapping her to death and also trying to bribe 15,000 rupees to the family members to keep their mouths shut. — Agencies

Our correspondents add: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif taking serious notice of the death of a 10-year-old girl in the Defence Housing Authority and has directed the Inspector General of Police to arrest the accused.

The CM said on Saturday that justice will be provided to the aggrieved family at all costs. Lawyers instead of condemning the alleged rape and murder of 12-year-old Shazia Masih will wait for the conviction of Naeem Chaudhry, the former president of the Lahore Bar Association.

Lahore High Court Bar Association President Justice (r) Nasira Javed Iqbal said everyone was equal before law and impartiality was above all. She said it was not possible for her to say any thing until legalities were complete.

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