KARACHI - Condemning the criminal assault on a teenaged girl student in Khairpur, Sindh Minister for Women Development Tauqeer Fatima Bhutto on Tuesday demanded that law should be enacted to award death penalty for those involved in disgracing women folk. Responding to a point of order raised by PPP member Rai Naz Bozdar, she said that there was need for amendments in the law, adding that a resolution has already been submitted in this regard. She claimed that present government has taken a number of steps for the betterment of women. She informed the House that FIR has been registered and one accused has been arrested. She demanded exemplary punishment to the teachers involved in this shameful incident. PPP member Rai Naz Bozdar said that violence against women was on the rise and the teenage girl student, who was allegedly disgraced by a teacher in Taluka Faiz Ganj of district Khairpur, was a recent victim of this act. Dr Rafique Bhamban of PML-F, in whose consistency this shameful incident occurred, said Sindh chief minister has taken notice of the incident and three persons had been nominated in the FIR. He, however, said neither anyone arrested nor suspended and only FIR has been lodged. He said that there was a co-education system in the school and the incident occurred due to the negligence of head master of the school. Nusrat Sehar Abbasi of PML-F, on a point of order, lodged protest over the political victimisation in Sindh and termed it against political reconciliation. She said that despite assurances on the floor of the House, a reign of political victimisation has been let loose against the opposition in the province. She said that Fakir Sikandar Gopang of Thari Mirwah, district Khairpur, was implicated in false cases. Sindh Law Minister Ayaz Soomro said that PPP did not believe in political victimisation and assured the member that transparent and impartial inquiry would be held in the matter. PPP member Abdus Sattar Rajpar, on a point of order, alleged that in Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, the activists of Punjab Student Council physically assaulted and tortured the students belonging to Sindh. He said that instead of providing relief and listening to the complaints of the affected students from Sindh, the Vice Chancellor and Registrar of the university rusticated the affected students and also imposed penalty on them. Rustication orders of these students should be withdrawn and medical treatment should be provided to the injured student, he added. Other PPP members also termed it a serious matter and demanded the government to take notice of the incident. Law Minister informed the House that he had talked to the Federal Education Minister Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani on the issue and inquiry would be held in the incident. He said he had also talked to the Federal Health Minister Mir Eijaz Jakhrani for the treatment of injured students. Tuesday was the private members day and a huge business was listed on the agenda included a privilege motion of PPP member Haji Munawwar Ali Abbasi, two private bills, five resolutions and five private motions. But none of the item except for question-hour regarding Minorities Affairs and Information Technology was taken up. Non-serious mood prevailed in the house, which met with Speaker Nisar Ahmed Khuhro in the Chair. The session started about 90 minutes late beyond the scheduled time of 10:00am. The House was adjourned till Wednesday morning.