Lahore: Following Pakistan’s biggest child abuse scandal that emerged from Ganda Singh Wala, it has further been revealed that a local MPA of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) had a crucial role in the withdrawal of the allegations against the main suspect in the case.

The Nation’s front page story today (Saturday) quoted police sources saying that “the main suspect had been released after a Rs5 million bribe was paid” and that the officials had been “subjected to pressure by a local political figure to withdraw the allegations.”

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The Nation’s reporter Ashraf Javed, while talking to Waqt News, revealed that the MPA in question was Malik Ahmed Saeed, who had put pressure on the police for the suspect’s release. Reports suggest that MPA Saeed was aware of the child abuse ring in his area, but decided to hush it up instead of taking action against the abusers.