Man rapes minor girl in Toba Tek Singh village mosque
Arrouti police arrested the son of a prayer leader for abducting and raping a 13-year-old girl in a mosque in Chak 761-GB, Pir Mahal tehsil on Thursday, July 1. The FIR was lodged under sections 376 (rape) and 295-A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).
According to the girl’s brother, the rape survivor was passing through a street when the accused forced her into his father’s mosque and raped her. Villagers hearing the girl’s screams rushed to help but the suspect managed to flee.
School watchman booked for rape bid on student in Shangla
Chawga police in Makhzoi tehsil on Wednesday, June 30, booked a watchman of the Government Girls Middle School Shekolai for attempting to sexually assault a 16-year-old student some days back.
According to the complainant, she was waiting for a van after school on June 18 when the suspect offered her juice. When she refused, the watchman began hurling threats and attempted to sexually assault her. The girl fled, however the accused began following her. She claimed that at that moment, her van finally arrived and she boarded it to escape.
The girl added that she was initially too afraid to inform her family of the incident, but has taken the step to report her alleged assailant to the police for the safety of other students. Police are on the search for the suspect who is on the run.
America adds Pakistan, Turkey to child soldier recruiters list
Pakistan and Turkey on Thursday were added to the United States’ Child Soldiers Prevention Act (CSPA) list, according to the US State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report which ranks countries according to their efforts in eliminating child trafficking.
The Act reviews various entities for this designation, including the police, armed forced, armed government-supported groups, and other security forces that have recruited child soldiers between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021. Pakistan and Turkey have been included in the list for the first time.
The CSPA prohibits listed governments from participating in military and peacekeeping programmes, and imposes sanctions on military assistance.