PA for action against rising sexual abuse cases

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Staff Reporter

Member of the Punjab Assembly (MPA) Rahat Afza on Monday tabled a resolution against the rampant cases of sexual assaults on women and called for action.

The PML-N lawmaker, through the resolution, criticised the incumbent government and said that women are increasingly feeling unsafe in this environment of fear.

It said the government needs to lay out policies and laws to deal with the unrestrained sexual harassment cases against women in the province.

Just today it was reported that a rickshaw driver with an accomplice allegedly gang-raped a woman and her minor daughter in yet another harrowing incident that transpired late last night near LDA Avenue, Lahore.

According to the victim’s statement to police, the rickshaw drove the mother-daughter duo around before parking it in a shady spot near LDA Avenue where he along with his friend allegedly raped them both.

The woman said she had stepped out from a coach at Thokar Niaz Baig and hopped inside a rickshaw for Saddr Cant, but then the alleged rapist drove them wayward before finally stopping at LDA Avenue in the dark of the night.

The Chung Police have registered a case while the victims have been shifted to the hospital for medical tests.

 

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