LAHORE  - A woman disappointed with the traditional attitude of police burnt herself in front of Chief Minister Punjab’s residence at Model Town on Friday. The woman visited Khadim-e-Aala’s residence with the hope to see him and complained him about the delay in justice by the police, but security officials did not let her meet Chief  Minister but also made her wait for hours, husband of the woman told the media persons.

Abida Perveen of Mali Pura, Shafiqabad, was shifted to the Jinnah Hospital by the Rescue 1122 ambulance where her condition was stated to be critical by the doctors. A doctor while talking to media said that 33 per cent body of the woman has been burnt. The victim woman was kept under observation by the Jinnah Hospital doctors for next 24 hours.

Father of four Ghulam Abbas told media that he had got a case registered against his three brothers for subjecting his wife to torture and the police were reluctant to take action against the accused nominated in the case.

He said that his wife took extreme step to protest against attitude of the police. He said Abida visited Model Town to get help of the Chief Minister. The security officials deputed outside the residence of the CM made his wife wait for hours. “My wife got further dejected, threw petrol on her body and then set her on fire in the presence of the security officials”, Ghulam Abbas said.

As per a handout issued by the Punjab government, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif took notice of the incident and sought a report from police and administration. Chief Minister also issued instructions for best treatment facilities to the woman in hospital. Husband of the burnt woman said that her wife was shifted to a private room after initial treatment at the emergency and doctors were taking care of her.

9 COPS REMOVED FROM SERVICE: Operations DIG Rana Abdul Jabar has removed from service nine police constables on the charges of their constant absence from duty.

A Press release issued on Friday said most of the police constables were found absent from duty for a period of two year or so. The DIG took action against them in the light of the inquiries.