PM calls for strict action against rape offenders

By Uzma Zafar

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday took strict notice of the Lahore motorway gang rape, and the rape and murder of a 5-year-old girl in Karachi, and directed the authorities to take action quickly. According to a tweet from the PM Office, the premier has asked for reports of both incidents from the relevant IGs and calls for the government to makes laws more effective for the protection of women and children. The premier called the protection of women and children the government’s top priority.
5-year-old Marwah, , had gone from her house to a nearby shop when she was kidnapped on Friday morning. Her body was found in a bag in a dumpster on Sunday by residents of the Essa Nagri area. A protest was launched by the family shortly after the body was found.
Additional IG Karachi Ghulam Nabi Memon met with Marwah’s family on Tuesday assured them that the culprits soon would be arrested. Separately on Tuesday night, two robbers had gang-raped a mother of two on the motorway within Gujjarpura police’s jurisdiction.