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Senate body cogitates over rising incidents of child abuse

ISLAMABAD: The meeting of the Senate Special Committee on the issue of increasing incidents of child abuse was held on Tuesday. Convened by Senator Nuzhat Sadiq, the meeting was attended by Senator Mushtaq Ahmed, Senator Sitara Ayaz , Senator Sherry Rehman and senior officers of the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra), National Police Bureau, the Ministry of Human Rights along with all concerned. Representatives of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) were present as well.…

Punjab most dangerous province for children, reveals report

ISLAMABAD: In the backdrop of the Zainab murder case, a report of a task force constituted by the Federal Ombudsman to diagnose the systematic issue of child abuse, has suggested certain measures to curb the menace. The report titled Mapping of Issues and Response to Sexual Violence Against Children recently submitted before the Steering committee on ‘Kasur Tragedy & Redressal of systematic issues’ has proposed 11-point remedial measures to prevent and control the rising cases of child abuse in different parts of the…

Pope says will not respond to allegations of abuse cover-up

VATICAN: Pope Francis said on Sunday he would not respond to explosive accusations by a former top Vatican official that the pontiff had covered up sexual abuse, saying dismissively that the document containing the allegations “speaks for itself”. Francis, talking to reporters aboard the plane returning to Rome from Dublin, said he would “not say one word” on the 11-page document, in which the former official says Francis should resign. The pontiff said journalists should read the document carefully and decide for…

Pope condemns ‘atrocities’ of US clerical child abuse

WASHINGTON: Pope Francis condemned Monday the "atrocities" revealed by a far-reaching US report into clerical child sex abuse in the state of Pennsylvania issued last week. "In recent days, a report was made public which detailed the experiences of at least a thousand survivors... the abuse of power and of conscience at the hands of priests," the pope said in a letter made public by the Vatican. "Even though it can be said that most of these cases belong to the past, nonetheless as time goes on we have come to know the…

Judge receives death threats in child abuse case

LOS ANGELES: A US judge has received death threats after granting bail to five suspects in a case involving nearly a dozen allegedly malnourished children found at a remote compound in New Mexico. Judge Sarah Backus granted the three men and two women -- described by authorities as extremists -- bail on Monday on grounds that prosecutors had failed to present clear and convincing evidence that they posed a threat. Her decision, linked to bail reforms adopted in the western US state two years ago, stunned many in the…

Karachi police baffled by mysterious child kidnapper

KARACHI: Police in Karachi's Quaidabad area are looking for a mysterious kidnapper who is abducting children only to torture them for hours before release, ARY News reported. WARNING: This video contains content some viewers may find disturbing According to police, at least three children aged 3, 2 and five were temporarily abducted and then released after being severely tortured for four to five hours. The incidents which occurred on Monday have sent shock-waves among residents of Quaidabad area's Sherpao Colony.…

Zainab’s rapist handed down death penalty in three more cases

LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court on Saturday handed Zainab rape and murder case convict Imran Arshad a total of 12 counts of the death penalty and Rs6million in fines in three more cases of child sexual abuse, ARY News reported. Imran Arshad, who was already awarded four counts of the death penalty, one life term, 7-year jail term and Rs4.1 million in fines back in February for raping and murdering a seven-year-old girl named Zainab in Kasur, had confessed sexually abusing at least eight girls. Judge Sheikh Sajjad…

Three more arrested in connection with rape, murder of minor girl in Karachi

KARACHI: Police on Thursday arrested three more people in connection with a brutal rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl in Karachi, ARY News reported. Body of a seven-year-old girl was found from Bhittaiabad area of Karachi on Tuesday. Medical examination confirmed that the minor girl was brutally tortured and raped for about a month before being strangled to death. https://arynews.tv/en/girl-raped-strangled-death-in-karachi/ Police had earlier arrested two relatives of the deceased girl in connection with the…

Seven-year-old raped, strangled to death in Karachi

KARACHI: A seven-year-old girl belonging to Karachi's Bhittaiabad area was murdered after being raped and tortured for a month, a medico-legal officer confirmed on Tuesday.  According to ARY News correspondent, body of a seven-year-old girl was found from Bhittaiabad area earlier in the day and was moved to Jinnah Hospital for medico-legal examination. The medico-legal officer said that the minor girl was brutally tortured and raped for about a month as her body has severe injury marks including those of cigarette…

To prosecute migrants, ‘you have to take the children away’: Trump

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended the "zero tolerance" policy leading to thousands of migrant families being split on the US border as the only effective way to fight illegal immigration. "I don't want children taken away from parents," he told a gathering of small business owners, before adding: "When you prosecute the parents for coming in illegally, which should happen, you have to take the children away." "We don't have to prosecute them, but then we are not prosecuting them for coming in…