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Maryam Nawaz takes notice of domestic violence case involving anchor Ayesha Jahanzeb

According to the FIR, Jahanzeb’s husband, Haris Ali, has habitually abused and tortured her since the beginning of their marriage.

Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif took notice on Wednesday of an alleged domestic violence case involving anchorperson Ayesha Jahanzeb and her husband.

A first information report (FIR) was filed at Lahore’s Sarwar Road police station on Monday, based on a complaint by Ayesha Chaudhry. The FIR cites Pakistan Penal Code Sections 354 (assault or criminal force to a woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 506-B (criminal intimidation).

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According to the FIR, Jahanzeb’s husband, Haris Ali, has habitually abused and tortured her since the beginning of their marriage. Last month, he allegedly threatened to kill her while torturing her. The report states that on Monday, he came home, assaulted her, bruised her, and dragged her outside to the house’s gate. He then pointed a gun to her head and threatened to kill her, prompting their two daughters to intervene.

The FIR mentions that Ali was eventually calmed down by the driver and electrician, after which he fled while waving his gun. The report requests legal action against him for his actions.

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Punjab Information Minister Azma Bokhari announced that the Chief Minister summoned a report on the incident from the Inspector General of Police and ordered the best medical treatment facilities for Jahanzeb. “Women are my red line, any sort of torture committed on domestic or working women will not be tolerated,” said the Chief Minister. PML-N MPA Hina Parvez Butt added that the husband has been arrested.