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man handed life imprisonment for rape of minor in Gujranwala

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man handed life imprisonment for rape of minor in Gujranwala

KAMUNKI: A district and periods courtroom in Kamunki Tehsil of Gujranwala district sentenced a person to life imprisonment on Monday, after discovering him responsible of sexually assaulting a minor 18 months in the past.

The district and periods decide additionally slapped the convict, Tariq Yaqyub, with a Rs50,000 high quality .

A case had been registered on the grievance of the 13-year-old’s mom.

Rape circumstances in Pakistan

A Geo News investigation revealed final 12 months in November that at the very least 11 rape incidents are reported throughout Pakistan daily with over 22,000 circumstances reported to the police within the final six years.

But solely 77 suspects have been convicted — a mere 0.3% of the overall determine. The investigation additionally discovered that solely 41% of rape circumstances are reported attributable to social pressures and loopholes within the justice system.

Anti-rape ordinance

In December 2020, President Dr Arif Alvi promulgated the Anti-Rape Ordinance 2020 that permits for chemical castration of these convicted of sexual assaults.

Under the presidential ordinance, particular courts can be established all through the nation for quick trials of rape circumstances with girls and kids as victims. The courts are directed to wrap up proceedings in 4 months.

An announcement issued by the President House mentioned {that a} Prime Minister’s Anti-Rape Crisis Cell can be set as much as conduct medico-legal examination inside six hours of the incident and a nation-wide registry of sexual offenders would even be established with the assistance of the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra).

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