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Sindh Assembly passes resolution against Kasur scandal

Updated August 12, 2015

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The resolution was unanimously passed in the assembly with the PML-N, PML-F, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) supporting the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) resolution.   — AP/file
The resolution was unanimously passed in the assembly with the PML-N, PML-F, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) supporting the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) resolution. — AP/file

KARACHI/LAHORE: PPP MPA Sharmila Farooqi on Wednesday submitted a resolution in the Sindh Assembly condemning the Kasur child abuse scandal.

The resolution was unanimously passed in the assembly with the PML-N, PML-F, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) supporting the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) resolution.

No member of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) attended the Sindh Assembly session today.

Later, MQM MPAs presented their written resignations to the Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani. The MQM has also resigned from the National Assembly and Senate.

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Reports of the sexual abuse of about 280 children have shocked the country. Most of the victims who are from Husain Khanwala village near Kasur are less than 14-years-old. The victims were sexually abused and filmed by members of a gang. Their families had also been blackmailed by the gang since 2009.

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A property dispute allegedly brought the issue to the surface.

Seven more suspects presented in ATC

After five suspects that were presented in Lahore's ATC-IV yesterday, seven more accused were presented in court today.

Suspects presented in court today were sent on 27-day physical remand.