Peshawar: Court orders protection for sisters in swara case
PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court on Tuesday directed the police high-ups in Buner District to provide protection to two sisters who had challenged a jirga decision to hand them over to a rival family as swara for settling a dispute.
It was also ordered that the two sisters should appear on next hearing.
The bench was hearing a writ petition filed by Advocate Fazal Ilahi Khan on behalf of the two sisters, Basmeena and Ghasiba, who had requested the court to provide them protection against the inhuman custom of swara .
The bench took exception to the issue and observed that neither Islam nor laws of Pakistan allowed such inhuman and brutal customary practices.