Supreme Court’s three-judge bench led by Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa will hear the Khadija Siddiqi stabbing case today (Jan 23).
Khadija, currently studying in the United Kingdom, who arrived in Islamabad on Tuesday (Jan 22) to attend the hearing, said “I am hopeful as this case serves as a beacon of hope for women across Pakistan. I am glad that the newly sworn-in chief justice fixed my case for hearing. My morale was a bit down since my case had not been heard since the last suo moto hearing in June 2018.” “However, I am hopeful again and have complete faith in our judiciary. I sincerely hope that justice will be served, as during this entire struggle the truth has indeed prevailed,” she added.
On May 3, 2016, Khadija was stabbed 23 times by her class fellow Shah Hussain, Lahore’s Davis Road. He managed to flee from the scene of the crime but was captured on a mobile camera by an eyewitness. She survived the kind of brutal attack on her life that has left, in her own words, a “calligraphy of stiches” on her arm and neck.
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23 August, 2019