KARACHI: Provincial Minister for Women Development, Special Education and Social Welfare Rubina Saadat Qaimkhani on Tuesday suggested death sentence for those involved in sexual assaults of minor girls.
“Drafting of ‘Charter of Child Bill’ is underway, and a resolution in this regard will soon be presented in the Sindh Assembly session, said the minister while briefing the media after a meeting with women members of the assembly, senior police officers and civil society members at the Cabinet Room.
She said complete reforms were needed for elimination of social evils such as sexual assaults against children.
Qaimkhani also applauded the efforts made by Sindh police for resolving three child sexual assault cases in a short period, stressing the importance of enhancing their morale to control heinous crimes in the society.
“The FIR of sexual assault cases with minor girls should be registered under Anti-Terrorism,” she said. “No one is above the law, and strict action will be taken against those involved in sexual assault.”
Sharmila Farooqi also spoke and said that usually, police officers show reluctance in registering an FIR in cases involving sexual harassment, and force families to settle the issues through internal negotiations.
PTI MPA Dr Seema Zia said a majority of crimes, today, were being were being committed through mobile phones, and demanded proper legislation on illegal sale and purchase of caller SIMs.
Mehtab Akbar Rashdi, Nusrat Saher Abbasi, Dr Seema Zia, Surt Thebo and Bilqees Mukhtar were also present.