Zainab’s Rapist Is Hanged, But You Can Still Buy Child Porn For Rs 10 In Kasur

Now that Zainab’s rapist and murderer has met his deserved fate, it is time to listen to cries of Kasur. 

The Pakistani nation is good at forgiving the injustices done to them – and more than that, we are good at ‘forgetting’ them. In this rare case, the social media community, protesters and courts played their role very vigilantly, but now that Imran Ali has been hanged, what is next?

Still, in the streets of Kasur, you can purchase tapes of child pornography for only 10 rupees (DAWN reports). Not too long ago, the mainstream media and viewers alike were taken by shock when the biggest child abuse scandal in the modern history was unmasked in Punjab’s Kasur.

In the year 2015, a pornography ring working in an astonishingly organized manner under the nose of stakeholders and law enforcement agencies was busted. The ring was involved in filming over 200 children from village Hussain Khanwala and later threatening their families for staying silent. Over 400 videotapes were confiscated, that were being sold for only 50 rupees then.
The head of this network was alleged to be then ruling party PML-N’s MPA Malik Saeed. Arrests were made in the regard and mostly men involved in this were 20 to 30 years of age – however since powerful is always innocent due to loopholes on our justice system, they got bail and were released later on.

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Zainab’s murder happened less than 20 km away from the same village, that also violently protested against her murder as it brought back the memories of their own children.

Mobeen Ghaznavi, the local council chairman, said that they have gotten nothing ever since the scandal was unmasked. He says that they themselves are treated like criminals rather than victims when they go to the police, so they don’t go anymore.

The kind of vulgar questions that are asked, and asked with such force in the hope of intimidation, end up succeeding in confusing the witnesses, victims and petition filers.

As Zainab’s culprit is hanged today, let us not delude ourselves that it is the end of it. We must not mislead ourselves by thinking that the same choked and tattered justice system will serve us justice every single time. Let us work collectively, collaboratively, vigilantly and alertly before another Zainab is picked from the garbage heap.

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