KARACHI: In Pakistan, child abuse is increasing by the day. It has now become a common occurrence. Our children are not safe in homes, from neighbours and even from their family members. According to a report released by a child rights organisation, on an average seven children are being abused daily. These criminals show no sign of refraining from such brutal acts. They haven’t even learnt from the famous incident of Kasur where a murderer was hanged. Recently, a seven-year-old girl was raped by her uncle in her own house in Rawalpindi. It is horrifying that children are not even safe in their own home from their own relatives? Similarly, a four-year-old girl in Mansehra was gang-raped and he has not yet been arrested. The question arises here that what should parents do against such acts? Should they stop sending their children outside or should they not leave their children alone at home with their family members? What is the government doing about this? They are just caring about India but not their children as many criminals still remain free. There should be strict laws against such acts like Iran has so that these evil people should be afraid and should refrain from such acts.
Sabika Hassan Zaidi
Published in The Express Tribune, December 1st, 2019.