Moving on from pensions to the antediluvian practice of karo-kiri, the misery and suffering of Shaista Almani of Ghotki continues.
After being threatened by her
tribal feudals with a sentence of death for having married a man of her
choosing against their wishes, having to flee to Islamabad, being disowned by her
relatives and dumped by her
sought final refuge in Karachi where the law enforcement agencies were ordered to ensure that she
was kept alive.She
was housed initially in a hospital and then sent to a women's police station.On January 11, she
was handed over by the police into the 'custody' of Sindh's
minister for population welfare, Imtiaz Sheikh
(once upon a time Jam Sadiq Ali's chief henchman), who was photographed handing over to her
, with his
blessings, the keys of a flat and papers appointing her
as a Grade 9 officer in the Sindh Welfare Department.
On January 16, British citizen Altaf Bhai of London self-exiled leader of the MQM, entered the fray.He
'threatened' to abandon the government and annul his
political alliance with the ruling clique, unless the tribal feudals who seek Shaista's blood were arrested within 48 hours.