Medical report confirms marks of torture on MBBS student

NAWABSHAH – A first medical report on Thursday confirmed marks of torture on a senior MBBS student from the People’s University of Medical Sciences and Health for Women (PUMHSW) in Nawabshah.

The report prepared by a police surgeon indicates that marks of torture were found on the harassed girl. There were clear marks of torture on the woman’s arms, throat and face, the surgeon said, adding that the final report would be released within the next two days. On Wednesday, Perveen Baloch claimed to have been harassed and tortured by the head of the university, Ghulam Mustafa Rajput, after refusing to obey him. She said she was subjected to torture and sexual harassment for four years by the director.

The victim claimed that a hostel keeper, namely Fareen Atika, tried to strangle and torture her in a room. She also tried to snatch his cell phone when she tried to run out of the room. She said female students residing at the university hostel were unsafe and faced serious threats to their lives.

Meanwhile, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) for Youth Affairs, Usman Dar on Thursday urged Sindh assembly members to sensitize youths in their respective constituencies on the “Kamyab Jawan scheme” ( KJP) so that they could take advantage of the program which opened up new economic opportunities for them.

He expressed his views while briefing the elected representatives of Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI) and Muttehda Qoumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) on “Kamyab Jawan Program” during a visit to Sindh Assembly. Sindh Assembly Opposition Leader Haleem Adil Sheikh, PTI Parliamentary Leader Khurram Sherzaman, MQM-P Parliamentary Leader Kunwar Naveed Jamil and other assembly members from both parties were also present at the occasion. Usman Dar informed that loans in three different categories were given transparently to young people for business start-ups.

Loan applications were processed after applicants’ data was verified by NADRA and were reviewed against set criteria, he added. SAPM said banks, although earlier were reluctant to provide loans due to the Covid-19 situation, but now various banks are providing loans. He said Rs 30 million was distributed to successful candidates in Korangi district of Karachi the other day as KJP was going to support the opening of 2,000 outlets in Karachi.

The PML-N government handed out laptops worth Rs 40,000 each to the youths while Prime Minister Imran Khan, head of the PTI government, disbursed valuable business loans amounting to millions in the KJP executive solely on the basis of merit, he said.

Usman Dar also urged the elected officials to encourage youngsters to participate in KJP’s sports campaign activities and said that under the project, talented youngsters will receive world-class training in various sports. Opposition leader in Sindh Assembly, speaking on the occasion, said the struggle for the rights of the people of Sindh was led by Pakistan’s Tehreek Insaf and the elected representatives of the PTI were a voice strength of the province’s young people.

He called the KJP a roadmap for youth economic empowerment and increasing the national economy and said the program would directly benefit the youth.

Earlier, Haleem Adil Sheikh welcomed Usman Dar on his arrival at the assembly building and also presented him with the traditional gift of Sindhi hat and Ajrak.