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Man allegedly tries to rape 4-year-old, barely escapes clutches of mob

GUJRAT: A man who allegedly tried to rape a four-year-old in Gujrat barely escaped the clutches of a frenzied mob on Tuesday after police intervened.  According to details, a man tried to sexually assault a four-year-old in Gujrat’s Faizabad area. However, the relatives of the girl stopped the suspect from committing the foul act. Getting…

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NA special committee vows to obliterate child abuse from Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The Special Committee of National Assembly on Child Abuse which met here Monday vowed to obliterate child abuse from Pakistan. The committee also elected Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage  Marriyum Aurngzeb as its chairperson. Her name was proposed by MNA Romina Khursheed Alam and seconded by Zahid Hamid….

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Zainab’s killer handed four death sentences

Lahore: A special anti-terrorism court on Saturday handed four death sentences and one life imprisonment to Imran Ali, charged with raping and murdering a little girl Zainab, in a case that shocked the nation and sparked countrywide protests against child abuse. Imran Ali, 24, had killed Zainab in Kasur city of Punjab last month. He…

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Over 17,000 cases of child abuse reported in Pakistan in last five years

ISLAMABAD: A total of 17,862 cases of child abuse have been reported in the country in last five years, Minister for Human Rights Mumtaz Ahmed Tarar told National Assembly on Wednesday. Responding to a question of Shahid Rehmani in National Assembly during Question Hour, he said as many as 3,002 cases of child abuse had…

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Court ruling in Zainab murder case likely this week

LAHORE: The anti-terrorism court (ATC) is likely to deliver verdict in Zainab murder case as the trial has entered its final and decisive phase, Samaa reported Tuesday. According to our correspondent, the central accused Imran Ali has admitted to sexually assaulting eight minor girls in his confessional statement. Sources said the court, which has so…

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Stronger legislation is required for issues related to child abuse

By Saman Siddiqui Child abuse or crimes against a child is the most pressing social issue of Pakistan. In April 2017, Pakistan Penal Code was amended through Criminal law Second Amendment Act 2016 to address the serious issues of child abuse. Through this amendment in Pakistan Penal Code punishments were enhanced for the crimes against…

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Another minor girl criminally assaulted in Mardan

MARDAN: Another awful incident of child abuse has surfaced in Mardan where a man has been arrested for allegedly subjecting a minor girl to criminal assault, Samaa reported Sunday. According to our correspondent, the incident occurred in Kharkai area of Madran’s Katlang tehsil where police have arrested a man on charges of sexually assaulting an…

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Families of two more child abuse victims seek justice in Mardan

In Mardan, where police have yet to arrest the culprit involved in four-year-old Aasma’s rape and murder, there are two more families that are awaiting justice after cold-hearted killers crushed their innocent flowers before blossom. One of the victims was six-year-old Shab Noor and the other was a seven-year-old Maryam.  

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Webology Episode 3: Child abuse and punishment

KARACHI: Minerwa Tahir and Raza Haidery speak about the punishment pertaining to the child abuse and how we need to change the powerful status of the abuser in our society. 

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Newsweek Pakistan publisher sorry for controversial tweets after backlash

ISLAMABAD: Newsweek Pakistan Editor Fasih Ahmed has apologized for controversial tweets he posted yesterday about child abuse.   Fasih drew the ire of netizens on Tuesday after a series of tweets on child abuse in the backdrop of horrific rape and murder of six-year-old Zainab Ansari and other minor girls in Kasur. “The sexual abuse…

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Important disclosures made about Zainab’s murder suspect

LAHORE: Director General Punjab Forensic Laboratory Dr Tahir Ashraf Butt made important disclosures pertaining to the rape and murder of seven-year-old Zainab Ansari, stating that it was obvious from the start that a serial killer was involved in the crimes.  Speaking exclusively to SAMAA TV, Tahir Ashraf Butt said that all heinous murders were committed…

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Watch: Zainab’s mother demands execution of suspect

The mother of seven-year-old Zainab, who was raped and murdered a couple of weeks ago, demanded exemplary punishment for the prime suspect in the rape-and-murder case. Speaking to SAMAA TV, Zainab’s mother said that the entire public was with her and voiced her desire to thrash the suspect herself. “I want the police to hang…

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Here is what we know so far about Zainab’s suspected killer

KASUR: Police have come forward with details of the prime accused in the murder case of seven-year-old Zainab, who was raped and killed a couple of weeks ago.  According to police, the name of the key accused in Zainab’s rape and murder case is Imran Ali. The suspect was a neighbour of the victim and…

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Zainab’s suspected killer’s DNA matches that found in seven previous cases

KASUR: Zainab’s suspected killer’s DNA matches that found in eight previous cases in which he raped and murdered girls, according to the medical report.  According to details, the suspected raped and killed eight girls in a span of two-and-a-half years. All heinous crimes were committed within one kilometer. Further details disclosed that the suspect had…

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Private schools adopt ‘safety education’ after Kasur incident

  Following the brutal rape and murder of six-year-old girl, Zainab, in Kasur, some private education institutions have adopted ‘safety education’ to aware children, especially girls, about strangers and suspicious persons. Educationists hope that the training will help children remain safe from sexual assaults. Watch this report…

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Declare 2018 as “Year of Children”: Farhatullah Babar

ISLAMABAD: Commissioner for Children, Federal Ombudsman Office, Shaheen Atiq Ur Rehman on Friday proposed that Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) should be linked with National Data Base Authority (NADRA) for curbing ratio of crimes in the country. Zainab sexual assault case was not the first one reported, rather a number of issues related to child sexual abuse…

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Karachi: Minor girl allegedly assaulted by uncle

KARACHI: Another incident of sexual assault surfaced in Karachi where a minor girl was allegedly raped by her uncle, Samaa reported Thursday. Our correspondent said the incident occurred in Sachal Goth area a seven-year-old girl was sexually abused by her uncle, according to a complaint filed by her family in a local police station. Police…

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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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