Karachi: Taking notice of the recent sexual assaults of minor girls in Karachi and Badin, the chief minister’s coordinator for human rights has stressed the need for bringing the culprits to book.
“Action is required, not just words,” Nadia Gabol said in a press statement. She expressed serious concerns over the increasing cases of sexual assault of minor girls in the province and stressed the need for taking urgent measures to stop such incidents.
Gabol sympathised with the families of the girls and assured that the human rights department would assist in very possible way to bring the perpetrators to justice.
She lamented the killing of a 12-year- old girl student, Muqaddas, by a religious cleric in the Khush Muhammad Arain village in Badin.
She also condemned the murder of a 16-year old girl at the hand of her husband.
She directed the SSP Badin to submit reports and ensure arrest of the culprits in both the cases.
Gabol also expressed grief over the killing of nine-year-old girl Sadaf after she was raped by two men in Khamoso Goth, New Karachi Industrial Area.
“These cases are examples of brutality and mental sickness.”
She said the human rights department was working on preventing such incidents by arranging awareness seminars, public gatherings and training courses, especially for the people of the province’s rural areas.
She appealed to the prominent scholars, writers, poets and journalists to play their role in creating awareness.