LAHORE - Womens Action Forum has urged Punjab Assembly Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal to grant permission to police for the arrest of legislator Haroon Sultan, accused of torturing his wife Mubarika Fatima. In a letter written to the PA speaker, member WAF Working Committee Neelam Hussain stressed upon the need of allowing access of investigators to the accused MPA so that investigation could proceed in accordance with law. Reportedly, the victim suffered a miscarriage due to torture. "WAF expresses deep concern and considers domestic violence a heinous crime against the women". The allegation that violence of this nature was committed on the victim with full knowledge of her pregnancy indicates the depraved and violent nature of the perpetrator, the letter reads.