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Concerns Rise over Rising Crime Rate in Pakistan's Punjab

Crime in Pakistan (symbolic picture)
Crime in Pakistan (symbolic picture)

 

Pakistan (July 15,2023) : The crime rate in Pakistan's Punjab province is on the rise, with children being particularly vulnerable to abuse. According to a recent report by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), the number of child abuse cases reported in Punjab has increased by 20% in the last year. The report found that boys are more vulnerable to abuse than girls, with 60% of the cases involving boys. The most common forms of abuse reported were physical abuse (40%), sexual abuse (30%), and neglect (20%).

The report also found that the perpetrators of child abuse are often known to the victims, with 70% of the cases involving family members or acquaintances. The HRCP report has raised concerns about the rising crime rate in Punjab and the vulnerability of children to abuse. The report has called on the government to take steps to address the issue, including increasing awareness of child abuse, providing support to victims, and bringing perpetrators to justice.

The report also highlighted the need for better coordination between government agencies and NGOs working on child protection. The HRCP report is a timely reminder of the need to protect children from abuse. The government and civil society must work together to ensure that all children in Punjab are safe and secure.


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