Punjab leads in violence against women cases, NA told -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Punjab leads in violence against women cases, NA told

ISLAMABAD: Horrifying figures of sexual violence were placed before the National Assembly on Thursday according to which the situation in Punjab was worse where 1,835 rape cases in 2009 and 1,415 cases during 2010 upto August have been registered.

In the record presented in reply to a question of ANP legislator Bushra Gohar, Minister for Human Rights Syed Mumtaz Alam informed the House that during year 2009, 9,450 cases of violence against women registered while in 2010 upto the month of August, 6,221 cases were registered.

According to the break-up, 6,995 cases were registered in Punjab in 2009, 1,277 in Sindh, 691 in Khyber Paktunkhwa, 198 in Balochistan, 73 in Islamabad, 9 in Railways, 31 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 216 in AJK.

During 2009, in domestic violence, 680 cases of murder, 692 cases of beating and 247 other cases were registered in Punjab. In Sindh 216 cases of murder, 137 cases of beating and 33 other cases were registered, while in KP there were 145 cases of murder, 53 cases of beating and 46 other cases. In Balochistan, 37 cases of murder, 18 cases of beating and 3 other cases were registered in 2009. In Islamabad, 25 cases of murder, 18 cases of beating and no other cases registered in 2009.

In the name of honour killing, 198 cases were registered in Punjab, 144 in Sindh, 29 in KP, 46 in Balochistan and there was no such case in the federal capital during 2009. In burning incidents, 23 acid throwing cases and 6 stove burning cases were registered in Punjab, 2 cases of acid burning in Sindh and no such case was registered in KP, Balochistan and Islamabad.

In Vini incidents, during 2009, 6 cases were registered in Punjab and no cases in Sindh, KP, Balochistan and Islamabad was registered. In sexual violence, 1,837 cases of rape and 164 cases of gang rape were registered in Punjab, 183 cases of rape and 16 gang rape in Sindh, 35 rape cases and 4 cases of gang rape in Balochistan, 17 cases of rape in KP, no rape case in Islamabad, one case of rape in Railways, 2 rape cases in Gilgit-Baltistan, and in AJK 19 rape cases and 2 gang rape cases were registered in 2009.

In harassment at work places, 118 sexual harassment cases in Punjab, 25 physical harassment and 46 sexual harassment cases in Sindh, 72 physical harassment cases in KP, 24 physical harassment and one sexual harassment case in Balochistan were registered during the year 2009.

During the year 2010 upto August, total 6,221 cases of violence against women were registered and according to the break-up, 5,042 cases in Punjab, 618 in Sindh, 362 in KP, 83 in Balochistan, 53 in Islamabad, 9 in Railways, 5 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 49 in AJK.

During the year 2010 till August, in domestic violence, 502 cases of murder, 502 cases of beating and 139 other cases were registered in Punjab, 130 cases of murder, 58 cases of beating and 45 other cases in Sindh, 121 cases of murder, 43 cases of beating and 29 other cases in KP, 14 cases of murder and 8 cases of beating in Balochistan, 5 cases of murder, 8 cases of beating and no other cases were registered in Islamabad.

In the name of honour killing, 159 cases were registered in Punjab, 102 in Sindh, 25 in KP, 15 in Balochistan and no such cases were registered in Islamabad during 2010.

In burning incidents, 13 acid burnings and 1 stove burning cases in Punjab, no cases of acid in Sindh, KP, 1 case in Balochistan and 10 cases Islamabad were registered during 2010. Three cases of Vini in Punjab and no cases in Sindh, KP, Balochistan and Islamabad were registered during 2010.

In sexual violence, 1,415 cases of rape and 134 cases of gang rape in Punjab, 130 cases of rape and 39 gang rape in Sindh, 48 rape cases and 2 gang rapes in KP, 11 cases of rape in Balochistan, 2 rape case in Islamabad, 1 rape case in Gilgit-Baltistan and 4 rape cases and 3 gang rape cases in AJK were registered during 2010.

In harassment at work places, 59 sexual harassment cases in Punjab, 21 physical harassment and 31 sexual harassment cases in Sindh, 55 physical harassment cases in KP, 6 physical harassment and one sexual harassment case in Balochistan were registered during the year 2010.
Source: The News
Date:11/5/2010