Abbottabad: Pakistan – The man whose family was killed in an arson attack in February has expressed outrage after the accused was released on bail.
Khalid Abbasi’s wife, daughter, and two young sons were killed when their home in Gali Banyan was set on fire. Abbasi said that the accused, Jawad alias Jaidi, was a close relative who had stolen gold and cash from the family before setting the fire.
Jawad was arrested and charged with murder, but he was released on bail by a single bench of the Peshawar High Court. Abbasi said that he is disappointed with the court’s decision and that he does not believe that justice will be served.
“If I set myself on fire and become a deserter, when will I get justice,” Abbasi said. “My world will end. The wife, daughter, and two young sons will be killed, the house will be burnt, and my world will end.”
The police have said that they are disappointed with the court’s decision and that they will appeal the bail.
The case has highlighted the challenges of prosecuting cases of violence against women and children in Pakistan. In many cases, the accused are released on bail or the cases are not pursued by the police.
Abbasi’s case is a reminder of the need for stronger laws and more effective enforcement to protect women and