ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Friday passed a resolution demanding death punishment and public hanging for those involved in the sexual abuse of child.
The resolution was moved by Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan. The resolution strongly condemned the “brutal killing of 8-year-old Iwaz Noor in Nowshera”.
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan said that security situation improved in the country due to the collective efforts of all the relevant stakeholders.
He told the National Assembly during the question hour that the back of terrorists had been broken. He said there was no insurgency in the country today.
“The United Kingdom has issued a travel advisory for Pakistan, allowing its citizens to visit the country including the northern areas,” he said expressing the confidence that other countries will also follow the suit.
The minister of state said a number of steps had been taken for the protection of our children from different abuses.
“For this purpose, a child protection center has also been established in the Federal Capital, besides enactment of laws such as Zainab Alert, Response and Recovery Act,” he said.
He said those involved in cases of child abuse should be given exemplary punishment.
On Jan 22, in order to prevent rising incidents of child abuse and violence in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, immediate legislation had been declared.
A 13-member special committee had been established which was headed by Speaker KP Mushtaq Ghani and included ministers, governments and opposition members.
The committee had been established to review existing rules and propose tougher rules in the additional case, the declaration had further said. It was yet to make a speedy hearing of the rape case and make recommendations to provide immediate justice to the affected family.