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PTI Punjab issues ‘fact sheet’ on rape, kidnapping cases

PTI Punjab issues ‘fact sheet’ on rape, kidnapping cases

PTI Punjab organiser Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar has said PML-N’s federal and Punjab government has failed to control “Rape and Kidnapping cases” and claimed that Pakistan is ranked among the 10 worst countries when it comes to rape cases. Sarwar issued a “Fact Sheet” on Monday about the incidents stating that 14,850 kidnapping cases were reported against women, children and girls during the last one year in Punjab.

He said some 2,000 women were kidnapped and 80 per cent of them were allegedly raped, some 15 per cent of those kidnapped were killed. New-borns were also kidnapped from hospitals. He said the Punjab government had failed to protect the lives and property of the masses as the incidents of kidnap and rape of women and children were continuously rising during the PML-N rule in Punjab.

He said kidnap and rape of women cases are dangerously increasing in the country. The media reports revealed that 14,850 cases of kidnap of women and children were reported during 2015 in Punjab including 980 minors. Some 96 kidnap for ransom cases were registered.

In Lahore, the fact sheet said that 15 cases of kidnap for ransom were reported and the victims’ families were compelled to pay the ransom to get their near and dears ones recovered, many of those kidnapped were also killed. On the other hand, the fact sheet stated that police’s performance remained unimpressive as it failed to solve hundreds of cases and many of the kidnapped persons never recovered.

It said some 3,100 cases were still under investigation, the police. The fact sheet also stated that the cases of molestation against children were also increasing, while the police and other institutions were unable to check such incidents. PTI demanded that the government should do legislation to check such cases and give exemplary punishment to the criminals.

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