During the period of last five years, more than 500 cases regarding the child sexual abuse were came on the surface in country’s capital Islamabad.
As per the reports, 300 cases were registered while other 260 cases of child sexual abuse went unregistered, the Senate committee was informed on Monday.
In Pakistan, the cases regarding the child sexual abuse have been on rise, as a report by NGO last year has claimed that more than 12 children are being abused every single day.
The report further claims that the incidents of child abuse have rose 32 percent in the first half of 2018 compared to the same period of 2017.
An official of the Human Rights Ministry claimed that according to the data collected by NGOs, more than 3,445 cases of child sexual abuse had been reported last year.
Over the absence of human rights minister Shireen Mazari from the Senate committee’s meeting today, the convener of the Senate special committee, Nuzhat Sadiq raised the concerns by saying that ‘the surge in the cases of child sexual abuse is a very important matter. The federal minister for human rights didn’t attend the last session either. This is very non-serious of her.’
An official of the Islamabad Police revealed while briefing the committee that two girls who had been abducted from the country’s capital in 2016 remain missing.