Rights Watch | September 29th 2020

--Two minor boys and a minor girl in Okara, and a minor boy in Nowshera subjected to child sexual abuse --Man shoots & injures married sister for honor in Toba Tek Singh.


Minors assaulted in Okara

Two minor boys and a girl were sexually assaulted in three separate incidents in Okara district, Punjab, in the past few days.

A teenager from Wazir colony who worked part-time after school was raped by a man at a dispensary near the boy’s residence. An eight-year-old boy was sexually assaulted near Ladehwal village. An 11-year-old girl was gang-raped by two suspects in 5/GD village. Complaints have been lodged against the nominated suspects in all cases however there has been no word of any arrests as of yet.

Meanwhile in Nowshera, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a five-year-old boy was raped by one Shahzeb in Pir Piai village on Monday, September 28.

According to reports, the boy was on his way home from a seminary when the accused dragged him into an abandoned building and sexually assaulted him. Shahzeb fled when the boy’s condition deteriorated, however, the rape survivor managed to make it home and inform his parents. He was taken to a hospital where doctors confirmed that the child had been raped – a sample from the victim has been sent to a laboratory for testing.

Azakhel police managed to arrest Shahzeb who confessed to the crime to a judicial magistrate. He has now been sent on a 14-day judicial remand to Mardan Central Jail.

Man shoots at, injures sister for honour

One Mujahid Manzoor shot his married sister, Sadia Parveen, in an attempt to kill her for honor in Pir Mahal tehsil of district Toba Tek Singh, Punjab. Parveen, the wife of Muhammad Ajmal, had run off with her paramour but returned to her family after a ‘reconciliation’ under orders of a jirga tribunal.