KARACHI: Chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday termed the brutal rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl Zainab in Kasur as shocking and a slap on the face of Sharifdom, which continues to ignore such ghastly incidents.
“Ten incidents of minors’ rape and murders had been reported in Kasur and eleven in Sheikhupura alone last year. It seems some parts of Punjab have been turned into hell for the children, especially the girls but Sharif brothers appear to have abandoned their duty as rulers,” Bilawal said in a statement.
He said that gory incident of children rapes and murders have shaken the society and any tolerance by Sharif brothers to perpetrators of these crimes won’t be accepted. He demanded that rapists and killers of every innocent child should be brought to book and none of them should go scot-free.
Bilawal Bhutto reiterated that protection of children was top priority of PPP and crimes against the children would be sternly dealt with.
He expressed sympathies with all those parents who suffered the agonies and assured that PPP stands in solidarity with them. PPP will raise voice against these atrocities on our innocent children at every forum, he added.
On the other hand, a shutter down strike is being observed in Kasur against Zainab’s murder whereas enraged lawyers have also boycotted judicial proceedings at district bar in protest and demanded early action into the matter.
A First Investigation Report (FIR) has also been lodged against the assailants on the directives of Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Shehbaz Sharif, who strongly condemned the heinous act and also expressed solidarity with the bereaved family.