MQM slams barbaric acts against women
Karachi: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s Coordination Committee has strongly condemned the kidnapping and gang rape of a young girl Raheela Sheikh in Daharki. The victim was criminally assaulted for three consecutive days.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the committee said the victim was being pressurised and threatened by the area SHO to retract the rape allegations. Describing the act as barbaric and inhuman, it appealed to Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah and Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan to take stern action against the perpetrators.
The Coordination Committee also condemned the abhorrent act of parading women naked in public in Muzaffargarh by the family of a girl when they visited her house with a marriage proposal.
Terming the incident barbaric, it said the parading of women in public without clothes was a shameful act.
They were tortured by the family members of the girl, their clothes were torn to pieces, and they were forced to parade in the streets. The shameful incident was also filmed on a mobile telephone.
The committee demanded of the governor and the chief minister of Punjab to take notice of this barbaric incident and take stern action against the perpetrators.