LAHORE: The opposition benches grilled the Punjab government and Punjab police over its failure to arrest the accused involved in the abduction, rape and killing of minor girls in Kasur.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) legislator Muhammad Sibtain Khan, in his resolution submitted to the Punjab Assembly, contended that it was a clear evidence of the failure of the provincial government and Punjab police that one week has passed, but the culprit was still at large.
He said the government has failed to curb incidents of abduction, rape and killings, adding the culprits were still roaming free without any fear owing to the negligence and inefficiency of the police department.
He said there was a need to take concrete measures to stop such gory incidents. He also demanded of the government to set up separate terrorism and family courts for children to deal with cases related to abduction, rape and killing.
Meanwhile, a woman legislator of the treasury benches demanded of her own government to take strict action against those school owners who increased fees due to which parents started withdrawing their children.
The demand was put forward by PML-N’s Shazia Kamran through a resolution she submitted in the assembly. She expressed gloom over the step taken by some school managements to increase school fee.
She contended that private schools managements all over the province always found a way to fleece parents through such steps. She implored schools had increased two hours of study for children and in the name of increased timings, schools have started charging extra money which was regrettable.
She said parents have strong reservations over the step taken by the management of private schools. She added those parents who could not pay the increased fee were withdrawing their children from schools. She said parents of schoolchildren demanded the government take strict action against such school managements.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 20th, 2018.
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