Court orders ‘nose for a nose’ for abductors


A court in Pakistan’s most liberal city has ordered two men to have their nose and ears chopped off as punishment for inflicting similar injuries on a woman they abducted, an official says. An anti-terrorism court headed by judge Khalid Naveed Dar handed down the ruling in the eastern city of Lahore, sentencing them to life in prison and fining them each 700,000 rupees ($9,438). “The court ordered that the nose and ears of Sher Mohammad and Ammanat Ali be chopped off as part of an Islamic punishment of a nose for a nose and ears for ears,” court official Azhar Ameen said. The men were found guilty of kidnapping a woman who had refused to marry one of them, then hacking off her nose and ears.