Female Lawyer Abducted From Chamber, Tortured For Over A Week In Okara
A female lawyer who was allegedly abducted from her chamber in Okara on Aug 14 has said that she was tortured by four unknown men for over a week.
The woman, identified as a member of the Depalpur Bar Association, was found on a street in an unconscious state when people found her.
In a video that has gone viral on social media, a visibly traumatised Irshad Nasreen can be seen trying to identify herself as a lawyer while a crowd gathered around her. According to her, she was allegedly abducted by four unidentified men a week ago, who allegedly called on her for legal advice.
As the video made rounds on social media, people started demanding the authorities to take notice of the abduction of the lawyer. A hashtag #JusticeForIrshadNasreen has also been trending on Twitter.
Woman advocate was kidnapped on 14th of August from #Depalpur District #Okara She has been tortured for ten days.
Raise your voice against this cruelty and brutality #JusticeForIrshad @ExpressNewsPK @arynewsud @iqrarulhassan pic.twitter.com/7FYiBXIc8G
— Azka Iftikhar Choudhary (@AzkaChoudhary) August 23, 2020
A Twitter handle said the abhorrent incident pointed towards a rise in violence and a lack of security.
The alleged abduction and torture of #IrshadNasreen is most concerning as it confirms the rise in violence and lack of security of persons. The incident is abhorrent not just because she is a lawyer or a woman, but because no person should have to go through it. #justiceforIrshad
— Women In Law (@WomenInLawPk) August 23, 2020
A person asked Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari to take notice of the incident.
I just saw a video circulating around of a female lawyer/advocate #IrshadNasreen from #Depalpur who was kidnapped, raped, and then left off on the side of a road. @ShireenMazari1 this isn’t something that shud wait for u to respond to!
— Humayra (@_HumayraK) August 24, 2020