Sex crimes increasing in Pakistan's Lahore city: Reports

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 20 Jun 2022, 12:33 pm Print

Sex crimes increasing in Pakistan's Lahore city: Reports Pakistan Sex Crime

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Islamabad: Police have started reviewing the overall performance of the Gender-Based Violence Cell since  large number of sexual assaults were reported from Lahore city of Pakistan in recent times.

The alarming frequency of these incidents prompted a review of the GBV (Gender-based Violence) Cell on Thursday. A meeting was chaired by Capital City Police Officer Lahore (CCPO) DIG Bilal Siddique Kamyana at City Police Headquarters, attended by SP CRO Zohaib Nasrullah Ranjha, Focal Person GBV Cell Inspector Fiza, all divisional In-charges, Investigation Officers and other relevant officers, reports The Express Tribune.

DIG Kamyana reviewed the overall performance of the GBV Cell and reprimanded the in-charges for poor performance and delays in under-investigation cases of rape, the newspaper reported.

He directed GBV Cell officers to improve their performance and warned that strict action would be taken if no significant improvement was observed.

Kamyana further directed the officers to complete investigating gang-rape cases immediately.

The CCPO directed not to arrest the nominated accused if they were proven innocent and to discharge cases in case of no offense.

He added that incidents of rape, harassment, violence and abuse against women are a disgrace to society and unaccepatble and Lahore police condemns all forms of abuse and violence against women.