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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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Child abuse case emerges in Multan

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MULTAN: Police have booked five accused out of eight in a child abuse scandal in Multan. The accused were said to have captured videos with the threat of uploading them on internet on disclosure of the tragedy. Police have also conducted raids in search of the rest of the three accused. According to the police, […]

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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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Heatwave and the working animal

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KARACHI: The number of people affected by the deadly heatwave in Sindh in general and Karachi in particular has crossed the 100,000 mark. It is a figure that is alarming in the sense that many of those who have lived all their lives in Karachi say that they have never experienced such a stifling summer […]

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Heatstroke leaves another 26 dead in Sindh

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KARACHI: While the weeklong spell of heatwave has ended, with the Sindh government putting the figure of those affected by heatstroke at 100,000 in Karachi only, at least 26 more victims died in the city and two other districts on Monday. Of the latest deaths, 20 were reported from Karachi and three each from Dadu […]

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Honour killing

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Another vile honour killing on March 13 was added to Pakistan’s growing list of barbaric crimes that threaten to lead it into a deep, dark abyss from which it cannot return. This time, the incident took place in the tribal northwest town of Parachinar and the victim was a 25-year-old army soldier charged by a […]

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