UPDATE: Pakistan: Teenage girl abducted, raped and disrobed

Due to pressure from women's human rights activists in Pakistan, the gang-rape case of Nasima Labano has been ordered to be transferred to the Court of District and Sessions Judge of Karachi.
Transfer of gang-rape case ordered

Allowing the transfer applications of gang-rape case of Nasima Labano, pending in the Sessions Court of Mirpur Mathelo, the Sindh High Court ordered the transfer of the case on 13th of August to the Court of District and Sessions Judge of Karachi for further proceedings.

Chief Justice Sabihuddin Ahmed was hearing the application of Hamza Labano, father of Nasima, for transfer of the case from the interior Sindh to the Sessions Court in Karachi.

The father of Nasima also submitted in the Court that his daughter and family members were facing death threats by the respondents.

16-year-old girl Ms. Nasima was resdient in Habib Labano village, Langho Union Council, Ubaro Town, Ghotki district, Sindh province, Pakistan. On 27 January 2007, she was abducted along with her mother Ms. Zareena from her home by 11 persons living in the same village. They include Mr. Abdul Sattar Labano, Mr. Moor Zado, Mr. Abdul Jabbar, Mr. Munawar Hussian, Mr. Mohammad Anwar Hussain Labano, Mr. Khadim Hussain Labano, Mr. Ali Hassan, Mr. Shah Baig and Mr. Shabeer Loung. Mr. Abdul Sattar Labano is the father of Mr. Mohammad Anwar Hussain Labano and the other perpetrators are their close relatives.

The girl was then taken to the house of one local influential person namely Mr. Abdul Sattar Labano. The mother was released, while the girl was taken into a room. According to the girl, she was first raped by Mr. Mohammad Anwar Hussain Labano and then by his father Mr. Abdul Sattar Labano before she was fainted. She does not clearly remember what happened to her after that. Meanwhile, the girl's mother shouted for help outside the house and several women and men gathered upon hearing her cry. The group shouted and knocked on the door loudly. Afraid that the police might arrive the perpetrators became scared and kicked the naked girl outside the house. When they found no police outside, the perpetrators rudely forced the girl to parade naked through her village.

Shirkat Gah