A lawyer who slapped woman constable released on bail, raising question marks on Pakistan judicial system

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A lawyer who slapped woman constable released on bail, raising question marks on Pakistan judicial system

ISLAMABAD - A lawyer who slapped woman constable in Lahore released on bail raising question marks on Pakistan judicial system.

The lawyer, who slapped a lady constable in Ferozewala, was released on Saturday.

The local court’s judge was hearing the case, in which Ahmed Mukhtar Advocate was accused of violently slapping Constable Faiza Nawaz, when she told him not to park his car at one of its checkpoints.

In the hearing today, the suspect was released as his name was written as Ahmed Iftikhar instead in the FIR.

Following the development, female constable Faiza Nawaz demanded that President of Pakistan Arif Alvi and Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa should take notice of the incident.

“Is this the level of respect for women that anyone can slap her?”, said the female police officer in an emotional state.

Meanwhile, the incident raised hue and cry due to the legal loopholes in the case, leading to the release of an alleged assaulter.

Social worker Farzana Bari said that the slap wasn’t on the female constable’s face but on the face of the entire working women class in the country.

She announced protest against the abominable incident.