ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Interior Chairman Senator Abdul Rehman Malik has taken a serious notice of the matter of four-year old girl in the rural area of Bhara Kahu, Islamabad who was allegedly sexually assaulted and found unconscious in the bushes nearby. He has directed the Secretary Interior, IG Police Islamabad, Chief Commissioner, ICT to submit a detailed report of the incident in the next meeting of the Committee. He has also directed that the culprits should be identified through DNA tests and no stone be left unturned to give them an exemplary punishment. Senator Malik expressed his dismay on the alarming increase in the child abuses incidents, across the country. He has directed the Interior secretary to bring a law suggesting more stringent punishment for those who commit such heinous crime against the children. He also added that there is a dire need to introduce legislation so that the recurrence of child abuses could be curbed once for all. Meanwhile, the girl has regained consciousness.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 12th, 2019.