Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

Punjab police have become a State, says JI Chief over Kasur incident

Punjab police have become a State, says JI Chief over Kasur incident

Police in Pakistan are stepping up a manhunt for a possible serial killer after an eight-year-old girl was found raped and murdered in Kasur, eastern Punjab, sparking widespread protests.

This comes a day after two civilians were killed when the police tried to disperse demonstrators who had attacked a police station.

An autopsy has confirmed that Zainab was strangled and sodomized and suggests she was raped, the medical officer who carried out the examination, Dr Quratulain Atique, told CNN.

(Web Desk) - As rage and anger grips the entire country over the brutal murder of seven-year-old Zainab in Kasur, the much-delayed discourse on the need of educating children about violence and abuse is also becoming the centre of attention in a country where such subjects are still considered taboo.

According to CCTV footage, the girl in Kasur district was abducted last week outside her home.

Mr Ansari had accused the police of being slow to respond after his daughter was reported missing last week.

The chief justice directed the police to make all out efforts to arrest the culprit involved in the rape and murder of Zainab within 36 hours.

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Whether it's India or Pakistan, there's no end to the crimes perpetuated against women and children.

However, Samaa TV's news anchor Kiran Naz chose a novel method to address the issue. Zainab's murder has caused uproar in Pakistan, where people are demanding justice and the immediate arrest of the culprits.

On 4th January 2018, Zainab disappeared while on her way to a class in Kasur. News reports say there is surveillance video showing Zainab being led away from her home by a man. However, when she did not return, they called local police.

"Child abuse takes place in nearly all parts of Pakistan". During the session, she said, "Today I'm not your host Kiran Naz". They have also smashed auto windows with sticks. "You still find people who consider it inappropriate to speak to children on topics of abuse", he says.

Given that public discussions are already turning to all the reforms that need to be made to address the problem of child sexual abuse in Pakistan, if this anger and momentum is harnessed and kept going, it could spell real change for Pakistan.

Sajjad Bhatti, senior coordinator with Sahil's Lahore office, told Al Jazeera the organisation was providing legal aid and psychological counselling to the victims.

He has also address cultural taboos surrounding abuse victims.

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