A rape and child labor case has been filed against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MPA Mian Tahir Jamil, his wife Bano, and their two sons Afaq and Saad, for allegedly subjecting a 14-year-old domestic worker to systematic sexual and child abuse.
The teenage daughter of Riaz Masih, who filed the FIR, was working at the politician’s house where her father claims she was raped by the MPA, harassed by his sons and subjected to child abuse by his wife.
“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,” Riaz stated in the FIR.
He further mentioned in the FIR that his daughter finally ran away from the MPA’s house on June 25, 2019, and returned to her family.
“They pressurised me to not go to the police but I need justice because my underage daughter has been tortured and raped several times,” Riaz Masih said.
MPA Tahir Jamil rejected the rape accusation, saying he has evidence that the maid’s family is lying about the incident.
“The CPWB report does not prove rape specifically. As far as the physical abuse by my wife is concerned, I have CCTV footage of the girl leaving our house. In the video, she can clearly be seen leaving with hair; however, she was bald when she was presented as a victim,” he said.