IHC directs police to ensure the security of two sisters in ‘Gujranwala Honor killing attempt’ case

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday, directed Inspector General (IG) Islamabad police to provide protection to the two sisters facing death threats from their family.

Malika Fatima and Maryam Fatima, on Friday, had filed a petition via their lawyer Khawar Ameer Bukhari seeking protection from their family who have been threatened them with death threats for their love marriage.

Chief Justice Athar Minullah heard the petition filed by the two girls, and ordered IG Islamabad to ensure the security and protection of the petitioners, further instructing Super Senior Superintendent (SSP) Islamabad to submit a report on June 10 related to the request for protection of girls.

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According to Khawar Ameer Bukhari informed the court that Malika had married a man of her own choice on January 10, 2019 and had received 30 stitches after he was physically assaulted by her family who has accused her of bringing shame and dishonor to the family.

“If anything happens to girls and their husbands, everyone will be responsible,” remarked Justice Athar Minullah.

The two girls have been moved to a shelter home for the time being on court orders.