Over 560 children were raped in 5 years in Islamabad


ISLAMABAD: Horrific details regarding rape of hundreds of children in Islamabad were presented at Senate Committee which was chaired by Senate Special Committee on the Prevention of Child Abuse Nuzhat Sadiq in the chair. The Committee once again expressed displeasure at the lack of participation in meetings of human rights Shirin Mazari.

Nuzhat Sadiq said Shireen Mazari was supposed to attend the meeting, the issue of increasing incidence of child abuse is extremely important.She said that the last meeting was also attended by the Minister of Human Rights, the Minister is extremely frivolous attitude to human rights.

The Human Rights Ministry officials have said that the Human Rights Committee in the Prime Minister, the Minister can not be said about the meeting of human rights. According to a Dawn report, it was revealed that over 300 children were raped in Islamabad in five years whereas over 260 such incident were not reported.

Two girls disappeared in 2016 from Islamabad say they still do not know, more than 14 hundred beggars, street children placed in their monitoring of protected areas, but those on the streets shortly after come and started begging.

ISLAMABAD: Jan03 – Civil society members hold banner and placard during a protest walk against child sexual abuse in front of National Press club.

Lack of links between the Committee expressed concern at the increase in instances of rape of children, federal and provincial.

There are more than 80 laws cayld protection, are being taken to prevent child abuse human rights ministry officials told the committee.

He said the province that are not supported in this regard, a letter written to the provinces on this important issue, but the province also did not respond.

Senate will decide to raise the matter with the Prime Minister of the rape of children, the Committee noted that child rape case is highly sensitive, met for the prevention of incidents. The committee said that the Prime Minister will be requested to issue orders immediate steps needed to prevent events.

Earlier,a report released by the NGO Sahil has revealed that cases of child abuse increased by 32pc in the first six months of 2018 compared to the first half of 2017.

The report found that a total of 2,322 child abuse cases were reported by newspapers in all four provinces, as well as Islamabad, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. In comparison, 1,764 such incidents were reported from January to June 2017.

More than 12 children were abused every day during the January to June period of this year, the data shows. In addition, 1,725 cases were reported from rural areas and 597 from urban areas.

Cases of sexual abuse of boys increased by 47pc, the report said, while cases of sexual abuse of girls increased by 22pc compared to last year.

Children between the ages of six and 15 are the most vulnerable to abuse, the report said.

However, it also found an alarming increase in cases of children up to the age of five. In the first six months of 2017, a total of 79 such cases were reported, but 321 rape cases of children up to the age of five were recorded for the first half of this year.

The report said that in 48pc of cases the abuse was committed by acquaintances, in 14pc it was committed by acquaintances with strangers, in 11pc it was committed by strangers and in 12pc of cases the identity of the abuser was not mentioned.

A total of 24pc of cases occurred at the acquaintance’s place, 15pc at the victim’s place and 10pc in the field – these findings were similar to last year’s.