It is becoming a game for rich people in Lahore to harass women openly. Because they have financial support and no one has the courage to go against them. The ones who have been the victims of gang-rape belong to poor families and cannot proceed to make appeals about them. Some women are blackmailed by men through videos and images.  

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This indicates that the number of harassment case are being increasing gradually from year to year in Lahore. According to an estimation approximately 1516 rape cases were registered in the last six months and in 2015, 1271 cases were reported. So the police registered 106 of gang-rapes from January to June and in the year more than 100 cases were registered in the same period. In January nearly 285 cases were not accepted and 251 cases are still being investigated. Rape cases are also very common in some places of Punjab such as Rahim Yar Khan, Faisalabad, Bahawalnagar, Sheikhupura, Muzaffagarh, Kasur, Khanewal, Lahore, Layyah and Mandi Bahauddin district. Furthermore, amongst some cases children were involved and it is really hard to envision that the police can let such people off the hook.  

I request would like to make a request to the government of Punjab to stop such issues from arising and arrest the people and the police who are complicit in such crimes. 

MEHRAJ ALTAF, 

Turbat, October 22.