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Fears of serial child killer in Kasur

Kasur: The rape and murders of a dozen children by a suspected serial killer have terrified parents in Kasur, and prompted soul-searching over how the country fails to protect its most vulnerable. The killing of six-year-old Zainab Fatima Ameen became the tipping point last week when her body was found on a rubbish heap near…

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Medical report signals rape, says KPK IG

Inspector General of KPK Police Salahud Din Mehsud revealed that medical report of Mardan’s four year girl indicates that she was subjected to sexual torture. Body of the toddler Asma was found from sugarcane fields nearby her house in Mardan area of Gojar Ghari after she went missing on Saturday evening. Watch what else he…

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Mardan’s four year girl was raped before murder: doctors

MARDAN: Mardan’s four-year girl, whose body was found dumped in the sugarcane field on Sunday evening, was sexually assaulted before she was strangulated to death, claimed the district nazim and local doctors. Talking to media, district nazim Himayatullah Mayar, referring to the postmortem report, said the toddler was raped before she was murdered and there…

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Nadia Jamil just gave a very empowering message

NEWS DESK: Renowned celebrity Nadia Jamil has spoken out on the horrific ordeal of the sexual abuse she suffered as a child. In a recent tweet, she gave yet another empowering message. The message was one of empowering survivors of abuse. Here’s what she wrote: Survivors not victims ✊ https://t.co/pH4kIhiYQX — Nadia Jamil (@NJLahori) January…

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Child Abuse: Prevent it before it occurs

By Areesha Babar Child abuse can happen to children of any race, socioeconomic group, religion or culture. It can be in physical, emotional, verbal, or sexual form. Child abuse is of many types. It can also result from neglect. It can emotionally damage our kids. We teach our young children all sorts of ways to keep themselves safe. We teach our kids about smoke alarms and how to escape a fire. We teach our children how to cross the road safely….

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Timeline: Incidents of child abuse in Kasur

Have a look at shocking rape incidents over past one year in Kasur where police failed to nab the culprits.

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Karachi: Missing child mysteriously comes home overnight

The child who went missing from Karachi area of Burns Road has mysteriously reached his home overnight. The child’s uncle Ansar confirmed the child’s return saying an unknown man left him his house in the dark of night. The disappearance of the ten-year old child sparked panic late last night among the local people who…

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Zainab murder case: Court sets 36-hour deadline for arrest of culprit

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has ordered Inspector General Punjab (IGP) to arrest the culprit responsible for 6-year-old Zainab’s abduction, rape and murder within 36 hours. LHC Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah issued these directives while hearing a petition filed by Advocate Shaheem Pirzada to arrest the culprit. The CJ expressed surprise that…

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IGP Punjab orders swift action in women and child abuse cases

LAHORE: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Capt (retd) Arif Nawaz Khan Friday said that any delay in police proceedings in women and child abuse cases would not be tolerated. He said that immediate arrest of culprits in such cases must be ensured. He gave these directions while addressing all regional and district police officers…

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Kasur tragedy: Protests enter third day

The countrywide protests continued on Friday against heartless rape, torture and murder of little Zainab in Kasur. The protestors blocked roads in the city and clashed with police. Education institutions and markets remained in the city amid mourning for the litter girl whose body was found from garbage heap on Wednesday.  

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School watchman beaten up for ‘sexually assaulting’ minor girl

KARACHI: A watchman at a private school in Karachi’s Ibrahim Hyderi area was beaten up by angry mob and later handed over to police for allegedly assaulting a minor girl in the area, Samaa reported Friday. Police said the accused had allegedly attempted to assault the child yesterday, after which she went home and told…

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Zainab murder: Film, TV stars hold protest

KARACHI: Dozens of film and TV actors on Friday staged a protest in front of Sindh Assembly against the rape and killing of seven-year-old Zainab in Kasur. The demonstrators mostly people from showbiz industry were first denied entry to the Sindh Assembly, but on insistence they were allowed to record their protest. “For how long…

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Sindh CM sets up Special Desk to receive complaints against child abuse

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said “Special Desk against Child Abuse” has been established at the Chief Minister House to receive complaints about child abuse. According to a spokesman for Sindh Chief Minister House here on Thursday, the special desk would receive complaints round-the-clock. Complaints can be lodged with the desk against…

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It Was Zainab Everywhere

By Tatheer ul Islam Having arrived at home from work yesterday, I was heavy at heart over the incident that took place in Kasur where a minor girl was dishonored. I did not feel a bit like to take my night meal. She was a little girl of seven years. With both my children sitting…

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Video: CCTV footage of Kasur raped child’s kidnapping

NEWS DESK: A seven-year-old child, identified as Zainab, was raped and killed in Kasur. The girl had gone missing and was found dead after five days. The police have been unable to track down the kidnappers even after CCTV footage has been made available. Watch here:

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Islamic schools in Pakistan plagued by sex abuse of children

An AP investigation has found that sexual abuse is a pervasive problem at madrassas, or Islamic schools, in Pakistan. But in a culture where clerics are powerful and sexual abuse is a taboo subject, it is seldom discussed or even acknowledged. PHOTO: AP KEHRORE PAKKA, Pakistan: Kausar Parveen struggles through tears as she remembers the…

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India rape: Child’s baby ‘was fathered by second uncle’

NEWS DESK: A 10-year-old Indian rape victim, who gave birth to a baby girl in August, had been made pregnant by one of her uncles, police say, reported BBC. Police are filing charges against the suspect – who is the second uncle of the girl’s to be accused of raping her. The first uncle has…

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Child whose video during math lesson went viral is Bollywood singer Toshi’s niece. And he defends the child beating..

NEWS DESK: The three-year-old child, whose video while being beaten during a math lesson by her mother went viral and sparked a debate on child abuse by parents, is the niece of Bollywood singers Toshi and Sharib Sabri, reported Hindustan Times. Moreover, Toshi went on to defend his sister, saying that she should not be…

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17-year-old raped for ‘revenge’ in Multan on panchayat’s orders

NEWS DESK: A panchayat in Multan broke all records of violation of human rights: the 17-year-old sister of a rapist was raped by the brother of a 12-year-old rape survivor on the panchayat’s orders. In Rajapur, a man identified as Umer had sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl, after which the panchayat ruled that the child’s…

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India’s Supreme Court to consider abortion plea of 10-year-old raped by uncle

NEWS DESK: Doctors will examine on Wednesday a 10-year-old child raped by her uncle as India’s top court considers whether she should be allowed to have an abortion despite strict laws, reported AFP. The girl’s parents went to the Supreme Court after their appeal to abort the 26-week foetus was rejected by a lower authority,…

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Peshawar school principal booked for sexual abuse of schoolchildren

NEWS DESK: The principal of a private school Peshawar was taken into custody by the Hayatabad police on Tuesday for committing crimes of sexual nature against his own students. According to the police report, the principal identified as Ataullah Marwat had turned the school into a sort of brothel. Police officials said that he would…

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