Pattoki:Today 6 February 2013,there is final hearing of the Rapists' bail petition in the court of additional and session judge Pattoki.Lawyer Sardar Mushtaq Gill Chief of LEAD appeared in the court and submitted power of attorney on behalf of victim Fouzia bibi's father Mr.Malooka Masih (complainant of rape case ). The lawyers of rapists withdrew bail application from the court after giving full arguments in favor of rapists for the grant of bail.Mr.Gill also contested the bail petition and gave detail arguments in favor of complainant.Mr.Gill demanded the arrest of rapists but they ran away from the court.Mr.Malooka Masih told Chief of LEAD, "this is not only rape incidence of this village , the same persons had raped a Christian girl Shahna who was also 16 years old in 2012 and the father of the victim girl did not take any legal action against them due to fear of hurt and having not capacity to face them as being workers of landlord."
He told that he had been working with these landlord from last seven years without taking any salary.He told to Chief of LEAD that after registration of the rape case ,the rapists told police that they had given loan which is now Rs.400,000/-.Mr.Malooka added ,"I have taken only Rs.100,000/- and worked with them four years and ask them many times for rendition of accounts but I was being denied by them". He started weeping "we are like insects of gutter and we have no worth in Pakistan and we are treated as slaves."
Chief of LEAD and Rev.Saleem made satisfied for full cooperation from them and from whole team of LEAD in this case and also prayed for girl and her family.
LEAD Chief Advocate Sardar Mushtaq Gill condemns this tragic incident and demands justice for Fouzia Bibi who was raped.
Chief of LEAD and Rev.Saleem accompanying with Mr.Malooka Masih met with DSP Pattoki and requested for justice by making arrest of culprits.
LEAD will prosecute the trial of this case and will fight for the victim with full commitment.
Rapes,kidnappings, forcible conversions, land grabbing, blasphemy laws and constant harassment are therefore a daily routine for Minorities who dare to remain in their homeland of Pakistan and suffer the humiliation of being third class citizens and subhumans in the eyes of the majority and legal system.
LEAD is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated and committed to work with passion for Children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice, specially for discrimination, forced labor and forced conversion and falsely accused of blasphemy laws. We request to be partner in this mission with LEAD, as followers of Jesus, we are motivated by God's love to serve all people regardless of race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
We ask for financial and moral support for the continuity of work which LEAD provides in Pakistan. We are thankful for all who are financially supporting LEAD’s work for the Persecuted Church. We pray for more who have same vision for the Persecuted Church, to be our partners in this noble cause.