CJP takes notice of sex trafficking in twin cities of Islamabad, Rawalpindi

Mian Saqib Nisar has ordered the IGs of Punjab and Islamabad to submit a report on the incidents within three days


Hasnaat Mailk February 24, 2017
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ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has taken notice of the alleged trafficking of women in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad after news reports narrated the stories of abducted women who were sold into sex slavery.

The story and a column were published on a media platform that told the story of a 40-year-old woman, a mother of three, who was trafficked to Afghanistan. Her husband, a daily-wager, had received a call from her abductors, who demanded Rs300,000, which the poor man could not arrange.

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Although a case was registered at the Airport Police Station on January 1, 2017, the police admitted that they could not do anything to resolve it. The news story said the police department indulged in the usual delaying tactics and did not take any action against the culprits.

The news item further revealed that a gang of around 150 miscreants involved in sex trafficking were sending Pakistani women to Afghanistan using forged marriage documents.

The chief justice, in the suo moto case, has given the IGs of Punjab and Islamabad three days to submit reports on any reports of sex-trafficking in their jurisdictions

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