Only four convictions in 79 child abuse cases

Ministry of Interior addressed child abuse in Senate


APP August 30, 2018
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ISLAMABAD: A total of 79 cases of male and female child abuse had been registered in the federal capital from January 2014 to June 2018 but only four suspects have been sentenced during the period, Ministry of Interior told Senate on Wednesday.

In a written reply to the question of Senator Mian Muhammad Attique Shaikh, the ministry told that the accused of child abuse were arrested and sent to Adiyala Jail on judicial custody during the said period. Challans against them have been sent to the courts of competent jurisdiction where they are facing trial. As many as four persons were sentenced during the said period. Meanwhile, Human Rights Minister Dr Shireen Mazari has said that all out efforts are being made to ensure protection of the rights of women and children.  

Published in The Express Tribune, August 30th, 2018.

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