Kasur scandal: Supreme Court urged to take suo motu action

LAHORE: Civil society organisations while condemning the Kasur child abuse scandal have urged the Supreme Court to take suo moto action to give justice to the victims and their families.

They have also demanded that the Punjab chief minister take legal action against those involved in the case. In a speech during a press conference held at the Lahore Press Club on Monday, South Asia Partnership (Pakistan) Executive Director Muhammad Tahseen demanded that all the offenders be arrested and should be punished without discrimination.

The South Asia Partnership also urged to sack the Kasur’s district police officer and anti-case resolutions should be passed by the National and Provincial Assemblies and protection for the victims’ families. The list of demands also included Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif should take action against MPA and MNA elected from the Ganda Singh Wala constituency, Kasur, PP-179 and NA-140, and remove them from their seats.

Executive Director Tahseen said in his speech, “The children of Kasur have been subjected to sexual torture for years but they did not make it to the public because of poverty, social pressure, fear of blackmail and lack of assistance from the law implementing agencies of the area.”

Source: Business Recorder