FAISALABAD: Tahir Jamil, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MPA, who allegedly raped his 15-year-old maid, is now harassing her family for an out-of-court settlement, victim’s sister alleged on Monday.
Earlier on Sunday, PML-N’s Mian Tahir Jamil and two of his sons were nominated in a first information report (FIR), which was registered at Batala Colony Police Station, accusing them of sexually abusing a minor domestic helper.
While speaking to a private media outlet, Saima’s sister said that “Jamil was pressurizing her family and relatives through her brother-in-law and paternal uncle to let the matter go and, instead, come to an out-of-court agreement”.
She further said that the lawmaker had already convinced her father to come to an agreement and is, now, harassing the victim to let go of the matter.
“Saima wants justice for herself,” her sister said, adding that “her paternal uncle was keeping her father for the past two days. Some other relatives were still on our side”.
Tahir Jamil, his wife Bano, and two sons, Afaq and Saad, were booked on Sunday for allegedly subjecting an underage domestic worker to systematic sexual and child abuse.
Riaz Masih, Saima’s father who filed the FIR, said: “I am a poor person living in a rented house with my children whereas, my daughter Saima who is 14-15 years old, was working at the MPA’s house for the last six months. A couple of days ago, she told me that the MPA raped her twice and his sons have been harassing her while his wife beats her over petty issues besides making her work day and night. They had warned my daughter of beating her up more if she ever dared to tell me anything.”
On inquiring about the matter from an official of the Child Protection Welfare Bureau (CPWB), it was revealed that on June 26, 2019, Faisalabad CPWB was informed about Saima who had escaped from MPA Mian Tahir Jamil’s house and appeared before the electronic media with a plea for justice.