Lahore: Five Rape cases in 24 hours, citizens begin to question their safety
Following the alarming increase in rape incidents, the government has decided to form a committee to protect women from harassment and abuse.
According to media reports, five rape cases have been reported in Lahore during the last 24 hours. Police officials state that all the rape cases have been registered at different police stations across the city.
Here are the known details of the Five Rape Cases
One: A man named Maqbool allegedly raped his 16-year-old stepdaughter in Johar Town. The complainant, the suspect’s wife, reported the rape, and a case was registered against the suspect.
Two: A mother of four children was allegedly sexually assaulted in the Bhagatpura area within the limits of Shadbagh police station.
Three: A 10-year-old boy was raped by an unidentified person in Manawan.
Four: An unidentified suspect raped a 17-year-old girl in the Lari Ada area after offering her a job.
Five: The Nawankot police arrested a 15-year-old suspect for attempting to rape a seven-year-old girl on Church Road.
The government decides to take action
Following the alarming increase in rape incidents, the government has decided to form a committee to protect women from harassment and abuse. A meeting of the Federal cabinet was conducted in this regard.
Addressing a press conference after the meeting, Fawad Chaudhry said:
A committee will be formed consisting of government officials, religious scholars, and civil society. Together, these people will guide the government to help prevent rape incidents in the country.
While the government has started working to make Pakistan a safer place, citizens are scared for their lives. Women and children are afraid to step out of their homes, while men fear for the safety of their families.
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