ANF constable arrested for alleged attempt to rape a female South Korean tourist
- Gilgit Baltistan police arrest a constable of Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) for his alleged attempt to assault a female tourist.
- She belonged to South Korea and filed a complaint in the local police station in Hunza district days ago.
Gilgit Baltistan police this Thursday arrested a constable of Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) for his alleged attempt to assault a female tourist in the Sost town of Hunza valley. The tourist, who belonged to South Korea, has filed a complaint in the local police station in Hunza district four days ago.
The tourist had stated in her complaint that a man asked to accompany him in a bid to show her around. She then followed him but when the woman asked him that she wanted to return to her friend, he forcefully pushed her into a room. When the man started to touch her in an inappropriate manner she showed resistance and cried for help, Someone passerby opened the door after hearing her voice, her statement added.
Dawn reported that the ANF constable namely Abdul Qayyum who is the resident of Mardan has been arrested by police. The accused met the foreign tourist in the Sost town and offered her to show her sniffer dogs and took her to the ANF office where he allegedly attempted to rape her. The physical remand of the suspect is yet to approve to investigate the matter, the report added.
Pakistan, undoubtedly, has huge potential for the tourism sector and destination to thousands of tourists despite stringent security constraints that have been one of the wide-ranging issues due to the overall geopolitics of the region.
The current government of PTI has taken the stance to reform and explore the tourism sector of the country but the problems of inconsistent behavior by the security staffers and other administrative issues to which the tourists are confronted with poses if not more but a considerable threat to the emerging tourism potential of Pakistan.
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