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Father wishing for a son shoots newborn daughter in Mianwali

MIANWALI: A father gunned down his seven-day-old baby girl in the Mianwali district of Punjab because he wanted a son.

According to the details, the tragic incident happened in the Noorpura area of Mianwali, where a man named Shahzeb shot the baby five times. The report said the man wanted a son.

The accused escaped the crime scene after shooting her.

The child’s maternal grandfather filed a first information report (FIR) of the incident.

Meanwhile, in a statement, National Commission for the Dignity of Women Chairperson Nilufer Bakhtiar confirmed the incident, saying that the perpetrator committed the crime for want of a boy. She vowed to ensure that the perpetrator is brought to justice. Nilufer Bakhitar also said that the constitution of Pakistan guarantees human rights, especially women’s rights, and that women’s rights are of particular importance.

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