Lahore, one of the largest and heavily populated cities of Pakistan, represents the image of the whole Pakistan to the world. The incidents of child molestation in the city are growing increasingly day by day. One recent instance was recounted on Saturday, and unfortunately, the culprit is again mysterious, and the case is again filed against an anonymous man on exploiting a 6-year old girl in Gulberg, Lahore.
Girl’s father, Atif Hussain is a rickshaw driver, has revealed to the police that his daughter went out of the house to play with her friends, and when she came back she wasn’t in the same condition. Later it turned out that she had become a victim of rape.
Recent reports have revealed that in the most populous province of Pakistan, Punjab; every day on usual basis, three cases of child manipulation were reported to the police in the year 2017. And those which were not reported are not in the count. 2017 had been the most terrible year in terms of child molestation in the province. During that time, issues of manipulation of children recorded with the Punjab police were nearly 2841. An estimated number of killings recorded with the police was 40.
Most of the exploitation cases were recorded in Gujranwala and the number was 519, and the Sheikhupura region (specifically Kasur) recorded the highest number of rapes leading to murders that were 10.
While the number of such incidents in the province is increasing abruptly, the authorities are getting more and more unaware and ignorant about this subtle matter.