The teenage domestic housemaid, brutally tortured by an administrative officer of the Islamabad judicial complex and his wife, has been discharged after fully recovering from several injuries.
Teenage Rizwana is reported to have recovered after undergoing treatment, including several surgeries, at Lahore’s General Hospital for four months.
On being discharged on Wednesday, Rizwana was seen off from the hospital by Punjab Health Minister Dr Javed Akram and Child Protection and Welfare Bureau Chairman Sarah Ahmed at a special ceremony organised for the teen. She was also presented with gifts upon being discharged.
Speaking to the media, Rizwana said she was very happy, as she felt a lot better now. She said the doctors and nurses took very good care of her and thanked all of them. She said she wanted to go to the child protection bureau, go to school, and learn some skills.
The doctors who treated the young girl said they had performed around 13 surgeries on Rizwana as her wounds had worsened. After the brutal torture she went through, it was difficult for her to survive, but the teen got a new lease of life.
Sarah Ahmed told the media that they had court orders about taking Rizwana along to the child protection bureau.
Dr Javed Akram said a government committee will decide whether Rizwana will stay with the child protection bureau or social welfare department.
In July this year, teenage Rizwana had been shifted from Sargodha to Lahore in a critical condition after suffering multiple severe injuries on various parts of her body. The wife of the administrative officer of the Islamabad judicial complex had left an injured Rizwana at a bus stop.