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NCHR calls for establishing trauma, counselling centres for Kasur victims

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ISLAMABAD: The National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) in order to ensure speedy justice to the victims of Kasur’s child sex scandal will seek monthly progress report from the chief secretary of Punjab. The NCHR also will hold frequent interactions with the joint investigation committee through the office of the inspector general of police, Punjab. […]

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Horrors of the past haunt Kasur’s children

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By: Akbar Bajwa KASUR: Mustafa was molested, filmed and tortured five years ago. He left school soon after and now works at a roadside stall in Hussain Khan Wala village, Kasur. He is among the victims of sexual abuse in the village. Since the news of the child abuse scandal broke, it has become harder […]

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Credible proofs of child sexual abuse in Kasur

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LAHORE: An HRCP-AGHS fact-finding mission says it has received credible testimonies indicating large-scale sexual abuse of children over many years in Husain Khanwala village of Kasur district. It is clear that a heinous crime has been committed against children. The references made to a land dispute in the village are irrelevant and nothing can justify […]

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Kasur child abuse scandal ‘not organised crime’

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ISLAMABAD: At least 16 suspects, including the alleged mastermind of the child pornography ring at the heart of the Kasur child abuse scandal, have been arrested. But on Monday, the officer responsible for the investigation into the scandal told the Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights that the incident should not be treated as “organised […]

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Laws inadequate to punish culprits in child abuse cases

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has inadequate, spineless laws, dealing with the child sexual abuse, and ordinary statutes are invoked when children are found to be victims of this despicable offence. “The existing Punjab Destitute and Neglected Children Act 2004 is too weak, insufficient to cope with such crimes,” prominent lawyer Azhar Siddique told The News. However, he […]

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Minister tells NA of laws being made for child rights

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ISLAMABAD: With the case of alleged sexual abuse of children in Kasur district of Punjab making headlines, the issue of successive governments’ failure to effectively legislate for child protection has yet again come to the fore. During the ongoing session of the National Assembly, the house was provided with a list of initiatives which are […]

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Kasur scandal bigger than APS massacre: K-P Assembly

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly passed a joint resolution against the Kasur child sexual abuse scandal in Punjab and termed the incident more harrowing than the Army Public School massacre. Lawmakers demanded the federal government to serve exemplary punishment to perpetrators during the assembly proceedings on Monday. The resolution was tabled by Pakistan Peoples Party lawmaker […]

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Infant murdered for father’s refusal to withdraw rape case

KASUR: A two-year-old girl was axed to death by the alleged rapists of her mother after her father refused to withdraw a rape case against them at Raday Baht village in Sarai Mughal police limits. Sarfraz and others had allegedly raped the wife of Nazar Muhammad when she was going to Okara to meet her […]

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