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Newly-wed woman from Nawabshah seeks shelter from abusive husband in Karachi

The girl, hailing from Sindh’s Nawabshah, had to seek refuge in Karachi after leaving abusive husband. The News/via

KARACHI: A newly-wed woman from Nawabshah arrived here at a women’s police station here in the metropolis, seeking shelter from an abusive husband, with authorities searching for her family.

The girl — a resident of Qazi Ahmed Road in Nawabshah district of Sindh — said she had been married to a man named Ahmed six months ago. Within a few weeks, her husband kicked her out of the house, she added, noting that she had no choice but to leave and come to Karachi.

After being admitted to a shelter home in Karachi’s Central district, the facility’s management found her uncles and handed her over to them. However, her uncles also banished her from their home after a while.

Since then, the victim of domestic violence has had nowhere permanent to go.

For now, she has taken refuge at the Liaquatabad women’s police station. According to the girl, her mother had passed away and her only brother also died two-and-a-half years ago.

As for her father, she has no idea about his whereabouts.

According to Station House Officer (SHO) Liaqatabad Uzma Khan, Karachi police were trying to trace her father by contacting their counterparts in Nawabshah.

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