KASUR: The wife of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, Reham Khan, said on Thursday there was no need for an inquiry in regards to the Kasur child abuse case, adding that people just wanted expeditious justice.
“If the government does not want to resolve an issue, they initiate an inquiry into it,” remarked Reham, adding that “there is no need for further evidence when hundreds of witnesses have come forward and 400 videos exist of the abuse.”
“Those sitting in parliament have done nothing; have they made any laws to protect children? They enjoy all the perks of a public office but do not work for a single day,” said Reham.
Reham was speaking at Kasur’s Husain Khanwala area, where she reached earlier today to meet families and victims of the child molestation scandals.
“We would also bring in a team of psychologists to help children and parents who suffered this horrible ordeal,” said Reham, while addressing those affected by the tragedy.
“This child abuse scandal is extremely shameful, and it is the need of the hour to punish those responsible without delay.”
Reham urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to follow through on his promise to deliver exemplary punishment to the culprits.
She also said child abuse is not only limited to Kasur, and concrete steps need to be taken to rid Pakistan of this ill.
Earlier in the week, she addressed a press conference after meeting the families and victims of child abuse on her first visit to Kasur.
Last week, the Lahore High Court (LHC) sought a report from Advocate General Punjab Naveed Rasool Mirza, Inspector General Police Punjab Mushtaq Sukhera and Home Secretary Punjab Azam Suleman to determine if the Kasur child abuse case can be tried in an ATC.
Earlier, relatives of four more victims had come forward to register their complaints in the child abuse scandal. An application was filed by family members claiming that the victims had been abused at gunpoint.
Reports of the sexual abuse of about 280 children have shocked the country. Most of the victims who are from Husain Khanwala village near Kasur are less than 14-years-old. The victims were sexually abused and filmed by members of a gang. Their families had also been blackmailed by the gang since 2009.
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