ISLAMABAD: The Secretary Women’s Parliamentary Caucus (WPC) MNA Shaista Pervaiz Malik has expressed her shock and deep concern over the rape of a four year old girl in Gujjarpura.
In a statement here on Monday, WPC Secretary said that members of the WPC and she herself strongly condemn this heinous act. As the Chief Minister Punjab has taken notice of this incident, she hopes that the culprits would soon be brought to justice.
She said that in order to cleanse the society from such ills strict punishments should be given to the perpetrators and effective mechanisms for monitoring and accountability of crimes against children should be established at earliest.
She said members of the WPC are planning to review the laws and policies in this regard in order to identify any legal or procedural gaps and bridge those to ensure optimum control of such disgusting occurrences.
She said media also needs to do a reality check on what it presents and how, and what impact its programs have on the society.
She said, “Our vibrant media needs to play a pivotal role in controlling this degeneration and frustration in the society that is resulting in such appalling crimes, where the respect of women at any age is being utterly disregarded”.