Grade-nine male student sexually abused in Faisalabad, accused held

Published: 04:55 PM, 10 Feb, 2020
Grade-nine male student sexually abused in Faisalabad, accused held
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Police on Monday apprehended a culprit involved in sexually abusing a grade-nine male student in Faisalabad.

Police said the accused, identified as Aurangzeb aka Zeba, was held for the offence in Bahmani Wala area of the city.

Police also claimed of recovering a pistol from his custody. A case was registered with the Balochni Police Station against the alleged culprit on the request of the victim’s brother.

Amid rising incidents of child sexual abuse, the National Assembly on Friday adopted a resolution calling for public hanging of the child abuse convicts with a majority vote amid opposition from the Pakistan People’s Party and even some government top figures.

The resolution was tabled in the lower house of the Parliament by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) lawmaker and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Ali Muhammad Khan.

Ali said that Prime Minister Imran Khan wants hanging punishment for the child abuse convicts.

“When we raised the issue of a public hanging in the National Assembly’s standing committee on Human Rights headed by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, it was opposed,” the he said, adding that the government desires a new law aimed at the hanging of the convicts.

Former Prime Minister and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Parliamentarian Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, however, opposed the move saying that the country has signed United Nations Charter against public hangings and if it is adopted then the world would not accept it.

Categories : Pakistan, Punjab