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Friday Sep 20 2019
Web Desk

Child sexual abuse: 1300 cases reported in Pakistan within six months

Web Desk

As many as 1300 children faced sexual abuse of some kind in the last six months in Pakistan, a study by the non-governmental organisation (NGO) Sahil suggested.

The report by the NGO specifically took into consideration the incidents of sexual violence against children between January and June this year, concluding that almost a shocking 1,304 cases had been reported during the said period.

It went on to add that as many as 729 girls and 575 boys suffered sexual abuse of some kind between Jan-Jun 2019.

Detailed insight into the report revealed that there had been 652 reported cases in Punjab, 458 in Sindh, 32 in Balochistan, whereas 51 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Meanwhile, reports of sexual abuse pertaining to underage children amounted to 90 in Islamabad, 18 in Azad Kashmir and three in Gilgit-Baltistan.

The report further mentioned that as many as 50 children became victims of sexual abuse in Lahore alone.

It was also revealed that as many as 12 minor girls and boys suffered sexual abuse in Madrassahs.