Sahil report: Over 17000 Pakistani children abused from 2013-17

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring desk): Statistical report by Sahil a non-government organisation revealed that 17,000 plus Pakistani children suffered abuse from 2013 to 2017.

The Sahil report submitted in the National Assembly on Wednesday presents a bleak image of our society, showing that 17,862 children out of which 10,620 are girls were reportedly victimized with abuse since January 2013 to January 2017.

Sahil report further acknowledged that First Information Reports (FIRs) of 13,267 child abuse cases were registered by the police during the four-year period.

Court conviction statistics affirm that 25 convicts were granted death sentences whereas 11 convicts faced life imprisonment.

Sahil data released earlier maintained that 11 cases of child sexual abuse are reported all over Pakistan each day.

The NGO Sahil has been active since 1996 for child safety, with a target of curbing child sexual abuse. Its working mechanism is advocacy, gathering support systems for children, creating awareness about physical protection and improving legal as well as psychological facilities for child sexual abuse victims.

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11 cases of child abuse reports in Pakistan every day

Islamabad (Monitoring Desk): The brutal rape and murder of seven-year-old Zainab in Kasur is not a one-off incident. As many as 11 cases of child sexual abuse are reported from across Pakistan every day, according to data collected by non-governmental organisation Sahil.

Even in Kasurwhich became the centre of a massive child abuse case in 2014 and 2015the rape and murders of 12 minor girls, all aged between five to eight years, have been reported in the past twelve months.

According to reports in the media, Aimaan Fatima, Fauzia, Noor Fatima, Sana, Asma and Laiba were among minors kidnapped from the suburbs of Kasur in 2017 and whose dead bodies were later recovered from different parts of the city.

As per data released by Sahil earlier, as many as 11 cases of child sexual abuse are reported from across Pakistan every day.