A family court in Karachi has directed police and hospital officials to verify the evidence submitted by Aliza Sultan regarding alleged physical torture on her by actor and her former husband Feroze Khan.
Judicial Magistrate (East) Sajid Ali Abbasi, who recently took up the matter, directed the SHO of the Darakhshan police station and the medico-legal officer of the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre to submit their respective reports till Jan 11 and adjourned the hearing.
Syed Qasim Shah, the counsel for Ms Sultan, had moved an application requesting the court to summon the SHO and the MLO concerned to verify the evidence submitted with the court by his client on the last date.
In October, the lawyer had submitted the medico-legal and emergency room reports in a case filed by his client’s former husband Feroze Khan.
The family court is hearing two cases, one filed by Mr Khan for custody of their two children and another filed by Ms Sultan for maintenance money for the children.
The lawyer argued that a medical report from the Accident and Emergency Department at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre documenting a complaint of assault in November 2020, mentioned “blunt injuries on both arms, [the] back, chest and face”. A "minor nosebleed" was also recorded.
Originally published in Dawn, December 23, 2022