ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Housing and Construction on Thursday expressed its dissatisfaction over the slow proceedings of the gang rape case at the mausoleum of the Quaid-e-Azam and directed the departments concerned to complete their report in this regard by July 31.
The directives to this effect were issued in a meeting of the Senate body, headed by Senator Muhammad Ali Brohi. During the meeting, the SSP (Investigation), Karachi, presented his investigative report on the gang-rape case.
In the report, it was stated that the DNA tests of three accused, including the assistant security manager of the mausoleum, Khadim Hussain Shah, Arif Ansari and Rao Tariq, were found positive, while three other accused were released.
The committee members expressed their dissatisfaction over the report and asked the SSP and the relevant departments to retest the DNA of all the culprits and submit the final report before the committee on July 31.
The Senate body asked the authorities concerned to take strict action against those responsible for the rape and provide protection to the victim. During the meeting, matters related to CNG buses in the country were also discussed.
The committee was told that 8,000 buses would be on the roads under the Green Transport Scheme in Karachi, Multan, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, Faisalabad, Islamabad, Hyderabad,
Gujranwala, Sukkur and Rawalpindi. The committee members said the government would pay Rs 500 million subsidy in this regard. Sindh Assembly Deputy Speaker Shehla Raza, Senator Jamal Leghari, Yasmeen Shah and Senator Mehmood also attended the meeting.
Source: The News