Tuesday, February 27, 2007

What was that song again... "When A Ma-an Owns A Wo-man..."

Case against husband for selling wife’s kidney
MULTAN: The wife of a farmer from Bahawalpur has registered a case against her husband, accusing him of selling her kidney without her consent to purchase a tractor, police said on Monday.
District Police Officer (DPO) Bahawlapur Arif Nawaz said that police had registered a case against farmer Shakeel Ahmed following the written complaint of his wife, Safia, "in the light of a medical report indicating that (her) husband had unlawfully sold one of her kidneys".
Safia moved an application to the Noshera Jadeed station house officer (SHO), stating that her husband, whom she married in 2004, had beaten her when she was three-months' pregnant, causing her to miscarry. She said that her husband then took her to Bahawal Victoria Hospital, on the pretext of seeking medical treatment.
She accused doctors of removing one of her kidneys during a surgical procedure, claiming that they had acted in collusion with her husband and had failed to secure her consent before removing the organ. Safia said that she only came to know about her ordeal when she later contracted a urinary tract infection and sought medical treatment. She also pointed out that that her husband then confessed what had happened, admitting that he had sold her kidney and used the money from the transaction to buy a tractor. Noshera Jadeed police said that they had registered a case against Ahmed, adding that investigations into the alleged crime were still continuing. ppi
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Girl lost in poker game pleads for help
HYDERABAD: A teenage girl in southern Pakistan, whose late father lost her in a poker game when she was two years old, has asked authorities to save her from being handed over to a middle-aged relative. Rasheeda (17) said she had filed applications with the police and a local councillor asking them to prevent Lal Haider (45) from taking her to his home. Despite being paid his money last year, the girl’s mother said Haider still insisted the girl should be given to him. A councillor dealing with the case said the decision to hand over Rasheeda was made by a jirga. A police officer said, “We will ensure the girl does not have to do anything against her will.” http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2007\02\27\story_27-2-2007_pg7_5

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