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Shocking Details of Child Physical and Sexual Abuse in Pakistan Revealed

by Tanya Thomas on November 6, 2008 at 2:56 PM
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Shocking Details of Child Physical and Sexual Abuse in Pakistan Revealed

The figures revealed by SAHIL, a Pakistani non-governmental organization (NGO) have left the world shell-shocked at the rampant spread of child abuse, both physical and sexual, in the country. Incidents of this malice are on the constant rise in this nation where nearly five children are subjected to sexual abuse daily.

In its report, SAHIL, the only organization in Pakistan that works exclusively on the issue of child sexual abuse and exploitation, said that incidents of child abuse have been increasing unbridled in Pakistan and 992 children including 304 boys and 688 girls were subjected to sexual abuse during the first six months of the current year.


Khadim Hussain Dahot coordinator referral unit SAHIL disclosed this while addressing a press conference in Sukkur last evening.

Presenting the report of SAHIL about sex abuse of children in Pakistan during January to June 2008, he said that reported cases of child abuse about girl victims were more as compared to those of boys, according to the Dawn.

He said that during the period 79 boys and 339 girls were abducted and 24 boys and 77 girls were subjected to sexual abuse. Besides this, 32 boys were killed during sexual assault, while 107 boys and 147 girls were raped out of which, 11 girls and 11 boys were killed after sexual abuse. 69 boys and 108 girls were subjected to gang rape, out of which, 11 boys and 6 girls were killed after gang rape, he added.

Dahot said that 2114 persons involved in sexual abuse belonged to different sections of the society, out of which 1431 were known to the children, 337 were strangers, while the others included neighbors, close relatives, landlords, professional women, police, teachers, friends, chowkidars, guard, shopkeepers, traders, drivers and brick kiln owners.

Source: ANI
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