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Bail Granted to Women Jailed for ‘Vulgar’ Texts

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Supreme Court allows mother and daughter imprisoned for two months to go free after finding no incriminating evidence.

The Supreme Court on Thursday bailed a mother and daughter who had been in jail for two months for allegedly sending “vulgar” texts and pictures to another woman, a defense lawyer said.

Maria Naz, 19, and her mother Shazia Begum were arrested in Rawalpindi by the Federal Investigation Agency after Naz’s aunt lodged a complaint claiming she had received offensive texts from them, said defense lawyer Zulfiqar Bhutta.

The court granted bail “as the prosecution admitted that it had found no incriminating material from the cell phones of both,” Bhutta said. His statement was confirmed by court officials.

He said the women had been “wrongly” framed to pressure them into withdrawing a civil case regarding a property dispute with Naz’s aunt.

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