While religious clerics are busy cracking jokes about ‘child marriages’, Pakistan continues to fight against the persistent issue of pedophilia, it’s own ticking bomb.
It seems like no matter how many times people raise their voices for crimes against women and minors, it will be long before the authorities do something to curb the disturbing rise in such incidents.
A similar ‘event’ occurred in Dijkot, Faisalabad, where a seven-year-old boy fell prey to the heinous act at the hands of a shop owner named Ramzan.
According to the police, the young boy was a resident of Mansoorabad and was lured inside the residence located at the back of Ramzan’s shop, where he raped the victim. The boy had gone to the shop to buy some items. The Police have arrested Ramzan, and an investigation is underway.
Similarly, Farooq, a resident of Juranwala Road 280GB (Faisalabad), tried to make a 14-year-old teenage girl his victim. But, he was unable to do so when the teen screamed for help. As soon as she began screaming, he ran away.
It doesn’t end here, incidents of child rape are increasing on a daily basis. In another alike occurrence, suspect Amjad Farooq tried to sexually assault a 10-year-old girl, who scared him away by screaming for help.
One more incident of child molestation took place in Samanabad, Lahore. A resident of Rahim Garden Street Number 7, 18-year-old Talha Rafique, tried to rape an 8-year-old. Luckily, the girl escaped. She began screaming, to which the locals responded and hurried to the spot. The culprit was caught red-handed, tortured, and then handed over to the Police.
High time for action?
All these cases have been registered by the Police and the agency is on the hunt for these criminals.
We don’t know how much longer it will take the government to do something about this serious issue. The safety of our children is under a constant threat, yet the government seems to not care. It is pertinent to mention here that these are just reported cases of two cities. There are hundreds of cases that go unreported every single day.
We need to talk about it before it gets too late, we need to address it before more children fall prey to such incidents.
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