On the instructions of a ‘fake Aamil’, a pregnant woman hammered a nail into her head to give birth to a son in Peshawar. She was injured and rushed to Lady Reading Hospital, and underwent emergency surgery to remove the nail from her skull.

According to the statement given by the victim, the ‘Aamil’ instructed her to hammer a nail into her skull.

The statement further revealed that her husband was pressurising her wife to give birth to a son. She has three children including two sons and a daughter. Her husband threatened to divorce her and remarry if she could not give birth to a son.


When she found out that she was about to deliver a daughter again from an ultrasound, she decided to visit an aamil as the last option.

The neurosurgeon, Dr Haider Suleman, who treated her revealed that she had a serious head injury and her pregnancy was making recovery more difficult. The woman left the hospital with her family after treatment and police are now searching for the couple.

The police have found the couple’s names from hospital records. However, they could not get their National Identity Card (CNIC) details.

The senior superintendent of police (SSP) said that the couple resides in Peshawar and police would trace them soon, adding, “an investigation team has been formed under SP city for the purpose.”

The Capital City Police Peshawar (CCPO), Abbas Ahsan said, “legal action will be taken against her husband and the culprits involved.”

He also directed victim support officers to visit the woman to counsel her and get details of the incident.