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Special Police Team Formed To Probe Abduction Of Depalpur Lawyer

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After Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar took notice of the abduction and torture of a woman lawyer in Depalpur, Okara, a police team, headed by SP Investigation Shamsul Haq, has been formed to probe the incident and bring the culprits to the book.

Geo News reported the district police officer (DPO) has tasked the special team with the arrest of the kidnappers.

Meanwhile, the woman’s son has registered an FIR at the local police station. The special team was investigating the case in light of her recorded statement. According to police, the woman has been shifted to the Depalpur tehsil headquarters (THQ) hospital owing to critical condition.

The lawyer was found in a half-conscious state in Mailsi by a road. She was allegedly abducted from her chamber in Okara on Aug 14 by four unknown men.

In a video that went 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.

Earlier, the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) had issued a statement condemning incidents of targeted killings, kidnappings, and incidents of torture of lawyers.

In the statement, PBC Vice-Chairperson Abid Saqi strongly condemned the incident, saying the increasing lawlessness in Pakistan was extremely concerning. Five lawyers have been shot dead in targeted killing so far, including four in Punjab and one in Sindh, he said.

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