Lahore : Condemning the murder after rape of little girl in Kasur, a former lawmaker Onaza Ehsan Butt called for concerted efforts to protect children.

“The murder of Zainab is such an unfortunate and tragic incident that it is hard to explain in words,”  the ex parliamentarian said.  “Everyday more than 11 children under 18 are victims of child abuse. In Kasur, 12 children have gone through such an agony but government pays no heed to bring to justice culprits” . She also slammed police for its arrogant attitude with people.

She went on:  “In 2017, the incidents of child abuse and violence against children have increased to 12 percent, exposing government claims of child protection.

“As a nation, this is not acceptable that our children suffer because of negligence on the part of authorities. The poor investigation let the criminal walk free.”  She made an appeal to the army chief and chief justice to take notice of the matter. –Staff Reporter