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LAHORE: A 15-year old rape survivor who was assaulted by at least eight men in a hotel on Mall Road attempted suicide after continuous pressure from police and prosecution, her family said Saturday.

The victim's brother-in-law told Dawn that the family was about to go to sleep at night when she jumped from the terrace. She injured herself and was rushed to the Services Hospital. She is now back at home recovering.

He said she had been under duress from the police interrogations, where officials harassed her with "all kinds of questions".

"She's a child," her brother-in-law said. "You can imagine what kind of questions they ask."

The victim's sister earlier told Dawn that police were pressuring their family to exclude the name of main suspect Adnan from the FIR. She said police started action against the suspects after some TV channels aired the news and appealed to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif for justice.

The teenage girl, an 8th grade student, had earlier said that a PML-N youth wing member and his accomplices kidnapped her from Multan Road and forced her to drink some intoxicated liquid after which she lost consciousness.

This was followed by a text message that was received on the girl's mother's mobile phone around 11pm last Friday. The text said: “Your daughter is lying unconscious in room number 230 of a hotel on The Mall.” She said the family found the girl lying unconscious in the hotel room when they reached there along with police.

Racecourse police recovered the girl from the hotel room and shifted her to Services Hospital where reports of initial medical tests revealed she had been assaulted.

On the complaint of the survivor's mother, the police registered a case against suspects six men and the PML-N member.

DNA tests of the eight men and the survivor were conducted by the Punjab Forensic Science Agency.

The FIR was initially registered against the suspects under Sections 376 and 506 of the Pakistan Penal Code. Police also added abduction to the list of charges against the eight accused.

All eight suspects were arrested on Saturday and Sunday, along with the hotel manager. The hotel facility has since been sealed.

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Sajjad Ur Rehman Jan 02, 2016 12:46pm

Shame on Punjab Police!

Shoaib Jan 02, 2016 12:47pm

When will the Punjab police learn some professionalism and give up abject cronyism?

mirror Jan 02, 2016 12:50pm

Everyday there is news of rape from Punjab.

Mansoor Sajid Jan 02, 2016 12:57pm

We should not blame police, who have to take, obey and execute orders from the high up above to safe guard their own skin. Law and order situation would significantly improve if POLICE force is made independent of any sort of pressure and retribution.

Extended Hope Jan 02, 2016 12:59pm

CM Punjab Shahbaz Sharif must take notice,as one accused is said to be office bearer of PML(N) youth wing. All the accused must be tried and exemplary punishment be awarded.

Realist Jan 02, 2016 12:59pm

@Shoaib They are doing what is best for their employers.

Mohsin Jan 02, 2016 01:02pm

PMLNs youth wing additional secretary general accused of gang rape of a minor.... welcome to pak politics

Mian Kashif Mumtaz Jan 02, 2016 01:04pm

This is want the Noon league is.

Zain Jan 02, 2016 01:06pm

Hearing sounds of drums of Good Governance of Sharif Brothers.

Zain Jan 02, 2016 01:08pm

Shabaz Sharif Shab there must be "Paid Advertisement" on this Good Governance Issue Please.

Mazhar Ali Khan Jan 02, 2016 01:09pm

The fact is our police is not properly trained to handle these kind of cases.they hardly aware of the sensitivity of these cases & young victims. This us our dilemma

Kpk Jan 02, 2016 01:19pm

I have taken notice. Take it easy pakistan

Word Up Jan 02, 2016 01:21pm

Why PTI is Silent here. My hope is only with PTI & Imran Khan to take notice of this brutality by PMLn youth wing.

XoF Jan 02, 2016 01:21pm

Give Punjab to MqM system....theyll fix their minds

Sunil Jan 02, 2016 01:22pm

When rapists have political connections, then this "pressure" happens, the victim is tormented.

Dr Ahmad - Melbourne Jan 02, 2016 01:22pm

Why not Rangers in Lahore?

NotSurprised Jan 02, 2016 01:23pm

If justice is not served for the victim due to police stalling, the IG Punjab police should be held accountable for this crime on humanity. No law or person has the right to usurp another human being's dignity, especially a child's

Maqsood Jan 02, 2016 01:25pm

Shame for the Government of Punjab.

Pakistani Jan 02, 2016 01:28pm

There can't be any peace and justice in our society unless the culprits are punished publically. We don't request any one but all the servants of state (the PM ,the CM and punjab police) are responsible to establish writ of govt in punjab as well nd punish such ppl as per the victim child's wish.

NotSurprised Jan 02, 2016 01:28pm

Everyone is concerned about law and order in Karachi due to which rangers are in charge; How about this sordid rape case issue??! Doesn't this warrant a special trial??, specially because of political connections?? Is the esteemed Gen. Sharif going to do something about this?? Based on the General's popularity one can tell that the populace looks up to him for justice and fairness and Pakistanis are hungry for a true leader.

Farrukh Sarfraz Jan 02, 2016 01:36pm

Shame! shame! shame!

What a shame for PML- N and the nation that an innocent young girl is made to go through one ordeal after another and everybody is quiet.

The rulers of Punjab are to be blamed that they cannot provide justice to people but worry about fame and reelection through roads and metro.

Sab Se Pehle Pakistan Jan 02, 2016 01:40pm

Law and order is becoming a joke in Panjab. It has become a safe heaven for criminals and banned outfits. Police has become personal security force of PML-N ministers and workers. Complete silence from institutions with power is becoming extremely discouraging for a common man. People are losing hope for betterment in this corrupt system. It is not healthy sign for Pakistan. Institutions with power needs to take notice and act now before its too late.

Sharif Khan Jan 02, 2016 01:44pm

This is such a shocking news. If we cannot save our daughters, sisters and mothers from rape and cannot punish the culprits, then sure as an Islamic nation we are doomed. I appeal to Gen Raheel Sharif, custodian of land, to take immediate action in rescuing our minor daughter / sister and punish the influential culprits.

Philosopher (from Japan) Jan 02, 2016 01:47pm

Law of jungle and kingdom of NS.

Zeeshan Ali Khan Jan 02, 2016 01:48pm

Such a shamless government of Pakistan and Punjab...

imran Jan 02, 2016 01:48pm

Did this crime even need initiation by the mother of the girl for registering the FIR ? Should not there have been a sou moto or should not the state have initiated FIR.

Saeed Masood Jan 02, 2016 01:49pm

The state and the government is 100 % responsible...this and all similar cases should go to the terrorist courts because it requires immediate justice...only Islamic law will there are many test cases for the PLM-N government...Kanju case, Jatoi case,Police officer's son case and more than one gang rape cases...if quick justice is not done then the results will be seen in 2018 elections...

Skeptic Jan 02, 2016 01:49pm

If this isn't a blatant attempt to cover up, and shut up the victim, I don't what will make the courts to notice this abuse of power and take action?

SO the main criminal is a member of the ruling political party, and what is the Chief Minster of Punjab or country's PM doing about it? Complete silence!

And some people don't get tired of singing praises of NS and his government!

Only in countries such as India or Pakistan can the powerful people get away with criminal behavior and the those who are supposed to enforce the law, are either complicit with the government, rich and powerful figures, or simply look the other way to save their own jobs!

A Disgrace!!

Kamal Pasha Jan 02, 2016 01:52pm

@Sajjad Ur Rehman , Shame on PML( N) Chief Minister of Punjab for destroying the reputation of Punjab by not taking any actions on crimes.

Philosopher (from Japan) Jan 02, 2016 01:52pm

Didn't I say earlier Rangers operation is must in Punjab.

Kala Ingrez - کالا انگریز - काला अंग्रेज - কালো ইংরাজি Jan 02, 2016 01:53pm

she needs support and psychological help.

Navigator Jan 02, 2016 01:53pm

Lets sit back at home relaxed and keep condemning such issues and others like poor zain murder case, Kasur scandal etc etc. I feel ashamed of myself for living in such numb socity.

Zafar Ahmed Jan 02, 2016 01:59pm

Request CJ of the Supreme court to act in this case on war footing to provide justice to the rape victim & her family.

Qamar Malik Jan 02, 2016 02:02pm

Justice dances on streets necked in Pakistan

Khan Jan 02, 2016 02:04pm

Welcome to Punjab! Shehbaz sharif is just waiting die the girl to commit suicide so he can take notice and suspend some official until a report in the incident which will inevitably clear those suspended official of any wrong doings and blame the poor girl for getting raped and committing suicide which also is a crime

Shame on you PMLN voters

ak Jan 02, 2016 02:18pm

Boys of powerful families rape girls everywhere. In many cases, girls are lured by power, fancy cars and lifestyle of boys from affluent families. And then it ends up in rape one day.

Zac Jan 02, 2016 02:26pm

Great work media, such in things traditionally were never shown

Ahmed bin Babar Jan 02, 2016 02:26pm

Hasn't she been provided a psychiatrist despite her tragic trauma..?

I think journalists can be more helpful in such situations by pinpointing the lapses...

Farhan Jan 02, 2016 02:27pm

Where are those so called NGOs!!!

amir Jan 02, 2016 02:27pm

Punjab police is the most shameless and lowly organisation on earth. they are official looters and extortionists. Two months back i visited Lahore accompanying my female friend. while we were on way to Badshahi mosque a mobile police encountered us. they asked me to show my wallet , to my surprise they took out my n.i.c and asked me to pay them 10,000 rupees lest i have to ride with them in their mobile vehicle to thaana and explain why i am with a girl . Well , anticipating any embarrassing situation i had to bargain 500 rupees in the end and got rid of them . may God save all Pakistanis from Punjab gullu buts.

justice Jan 02, 2016 02:34pm

That PML N person will be released soon and will be declared innocent. victim family will be better off accepting some money from PML N and bury this matter for ever.Welcome to Pakistan.

Qamar Ali Jan 02, 2016 02:42pm

Good Governance!! CM always takes action after News is aired??? Is this how he is "Ruining" Punjab..

Ishrat salim Jan 02, 2016 02:45pm

This case is not new. Many poor girls have attempted suicide due to no justice. Beside, Punjab police have become notoriously famous for extra judicial killings. Model town episode is still fresh because till today no justice has been done nor JIT report made public. There is no law for the rich,powerful and resourceful people in this country.

Rome cruiser Jan 02, 2016 02:49pm

What insensitive and unprofessional police the country has been condemned with.

zee Jan 02, 2016 02:54pm

if iftikhar chudry were still the chief justice of Pakistan he would have taken suo motto notice ,no other hope from any where in this society where might is right.

AV Houston Jan 02, 2016 03:00pm

If the dna test matches the 8 culprits and if Chief Minister of Punjab lets of them. I suggest rest of the Pakistan and world should stop doing business with Punjab and Sharrif industries. Shame on us we call ourselves Islamic Republic

Muhammad Arshad Jan 02, 2016 03:02pm

such a sad story, severe punishment should be given to involved men.

Last comment Jan 02, 2016 03:08pm

Good work PMLN good governance wish you all patwaris another new year

Saeed Masood Jan 02, 2016 03:08pm

Imran Khan will reopen all these cases...when he comes in power...otherwise Nawaz Sharif should not leave any case for him to reopen...not three month jail and illegal use of the Islamic law for forgiveness ...rape and murder are maximum penalty.. Otherwise people will will have no other choice ...But Imran Khan...

asif Jan 02, 2016 03:13pm

I wonder something like this happens to one of the girls of Nawaz dynasty then what?

Tanweer Khan Jan 02, 2016 03:14pm

I run an organisation in the UK dealing with sexual abuse of young girls.

We have contacted virtually all Pakistani political leaders over the last year or so, but not a single one has bothered to enter into dialogue with us i order to establish how we can help prevent such acts.

The problem is that in Pakistani society, we are not prepared to deal with such a taboo subject.

In the UK, even the Prime Minister David Cameron has lauded us for our efforts.

Muhammed Jan 02, 2016 03:21pm

Maximum punishment must be given to these culprits.

i hope someone can give justice to the girl

Mian Amir Hakim Jan 02, 2016 03:21pm

As a custom. Unless the Chief Minister Punjab or the Chief Justice intervenes. There is less hope that the child girl would get justice. The FIR would be spoiled to an extent to give leverage to the accused. Thus making it easy for them to get scott free or with minor punishment from the court.

shahid Jan 02, 2016 03:27pm

Pakistanis deserve this treatment till the time we keep selecting such thugs to assemblies. We all must wait for our turn?

Zia ur Rehman Jan 02, 2016 03:28pm

@Sajjad Ur Rehman Police is only a tool. Sharif family is backing the main culprit. If you follow Pakistani media you would have known it.

Saif Jan 02, 2016 03:32pm

Rangers & Army is called in other provinces but Punjab looks to be the sacred one.

Zia ur Rehman Jan 02, 2016 03:32pm

@Extended Hope Very innocent. Sharifs are the ones who are protecting the main culprit. Go and watch last few days of Pakistani media coverage. He has been seen wth NS, SS , HS, Rana Mashood, Rana Sanaullah

Chitrali Jan 02, 2016 03:38pm

Shame on Punjab Police and those who have been in power there, one way or the other, for the last thirty five years.

Zee Jan 02, 2016 03:47pm

@Extended Hope the chief minister has taken notice of this why else do you think the name of the plm nawaz is being removed from the fir. Who do you think runs the punjab police

Zia ur Rehman Jan 02, 2016 03:47pm

@AV Houston One cent about forensic testing in Pakistan. It is corrupt and flawed. Casualty medical officer or MO on duty or Medicolegal expert initiates the process. Police transports it. Then medcolegal team in the lab in Lahore handles it. Samples can be taken from normal persons, samples can be changed, reports can be fake. Doctors community is part of parcel of the corrupt system. I can write a book on my observations and experiences. You would not believe them. I was not fit there and left to work in another country. We doctors, many of us are part the same corrupt system and unimaginable things. I can quote many many first hand experiences, if you want, where mysel or my friends were involved

BK Jan 02, 2016 03:48pm

Rape victims always dealt with care and protection, where as in Pakistan it is not favorably to victim. Hope necessary amendment will be considered.

Naveed Jan 02, 2016 03:49pm

Nawaz Sharif government has great record,in 91 Vina Hayat gang rape happened in Karachi,Kasur child molestation of 400 kids happens,now this rape under watch of Khadime ala,how would SS or NS feel if someone close to them becomes a victim

Pakisani Jan 02, 2016 03:50pm

No NGO will raise the voice with this girl because NGOs work only for their own agenda to defame Pakistan. When there is true case where poor people need help these NGOs become spectators.

Junaid Jan 02, 2016 03:55pm

Shame, Shame Punjab police. Shame on you.

sagar Jan 02, 2016 03:55pm

So sad! Irrespetive of country and religion criminals should hard punished.

Sagar from India.

jamil Ahmed Jan 02, 2016 03:55pm

@Mansoor Sajid khadim e aala should first understand the meaning of JUSTICE, one of the most important pillar of governance. At the moment Punjab is being run by hook & by crook with no moral and social responsibilities

malik Jan 02, 2016 04:01pm

there should be a female investigator dealing with rape victims. The kind who already have abused her ,can never become a effective investigator esp in Pak

Engr. khan Jan 02, 2016 04:01pm

Where are human rights activists.

Cyrus Jan 02, 2016 04:07pm

@Sajjad Ur Rehman .... It's easy money for the police.

Cyrus Jan 02, 2016 04:09pm

@Word Up .... It is the arrogance of power.

Arslan Jan 02, 2016 04:12pm

Shahbaz shareef is sleeping now. Please don't distrub

Zia ur Rehman Jan 02, 2016 04:19pm


I hope we all start thinking that victim is from us or at least next victim can be our family members.May be that shudder will change our attitude

Waseem Jan 02, 2016 04:22pm

You then wonder why so many earth quakes are happening.

jamil Ahmed Jan 02, 2016 04:24pm

@shahid but the irony is, the people of Pakistan do not elect them, they come to power by manipulation and rigging the elections.

ailly Jan 02, 2016 04:24pm

Police used to be police before PMLN and PPP took control of Pak in late 80s until date. Now police is just like royal horses who do tricks on drum beating. mostly the drum is beaten in CM Punjab house.

Habib Jan 02, 2016 04:27pm

PM and Khadim Punjab To keep quite on this disaster Later they may manage to get statement to save their party worker and may be get one or two people to take blame

M.ASIF Jan 02, 2016 04:32pm

The kind of interogations conducted, do they forget their own sisters and daugters? Sick and sad!!!

Jo Jan 02, 2016 04:36pm

Hotel managers can provide any person for the right price. Sick society sick people. Our tolerance for wrong doing reaches a new low point each day.

kam Jan 02, 2016 04:51pm

Why the hell does such important cases be left with the police deal with. This case should be dealt with by the FIA. High profile and sensitive cases should not be trusted to the police.

kam Jan 02, 2016 04:54pm

@Dr Ahmad - Melbourne. Because Punjab government won't allow the Punjab rangers to come out and clear up the corrupt system.

Muslim Medina Jan 02, 2016 05:05pm

To me it appears PMLN office bearers or their paid hooligans are above the laws of the land.

kalim Jan 02, 2016 05:09pm

Why Sharif brothers are calm???

Cyrus Jan 02, 2016 05:18pm

@Mansoor Sajid .... That really does not happen, that police can be independent of politics. Not even in the FBI or Scotland Yard.

Cyrus Jan 02, 2016 05:19pm

@Navigator ..... It means nothing to him.

Saeed Jan 02, 2016 05:24pm

Sherriff brothers are silent because the criminals are their henchmen. They are their front men for activities conducive to them. Enough is enough. Today this girl tomorrow other girls. Is Pakistan a civilised country governed by civilised persons?

Ch.Nasir Jan 02, 2016 05:24pm

Yes, and we can only imagine what NLeague controlled police will do in this case; protect the accused raper.

Waqar Ahmad Jan 02, 2016 05:28pm

Shame on Punjab Government, who is using police to harass victims. Will people of Pakistan still want to vote for such parties, who back Model Town and other such incidents?

Saeed Jan 02, 2016 05:33pm

Present police service should be terminated and reorganised under District Nazism and responsible to District elected representatives. There should no longer be a Central Police Service. Imran Khan please note. You want to change Pakistan. Start some where.

Naeem Jan 02, 2016 05:35pm

This is PML N vision for Pakistan. The powerful victimize the poor without any shame or accountablity

Saeed Jan 02, 2016 05:35pm

Hotel should be shut down permanently.

Saeed Jan 02, 2016 05:44pm

This is the direct result of non-representative rigged national or regional elections. The so called elected representative are in reality not people's repreventative but His masters voices dancing to their tunes.

Saeed Jan 02, 2016 05:51pm

I express this opportunity to thank DAWN NEWS PAPER and its owners and management to provide this opportunity to common citizen to air their views on such important events. Thank you DAWN.

Tanweer Khan Jan 02, 2016 06:03pm


You are absolutely wrong.

My organisation ( has been knocking on the doors for the last year of all Pakistani political leaders, High Commissioners, Local level politicians, Imams etc to tackle this problem.

The lack of response from individuals in high places is mind-boggling.

And where we do get a response, it is usually negative and along the lines of 'why are you trying to raise awareness of this'.

Before you and others start pointing fingers at NGOs and politicians; ask yourselves what you are doing yourself to address this huge problem. The answer is probably 'nothing', because most people consider this to be someone else's problem.

Salman Jan 02, 2016 06:04pm

"PML-N Punjab Youth Wing additional secretary general Adnan and his accomplices kidnapped"

Dear PMLN Leaders, Question has been raised on your dignity as to would you all your sisters and daughters to be treated like this?

Dont forget that every leader will be accounted in YoumeAkr. Did you try your best in giving justice. Would you have done more if this was your Niece?

Please take action...

Salman Jan 02, 2016 06:05pm

criminals should b tried in atc

IBN E ASHFAQUE Jan 02, 2016 06:17pm

No justice in Pakistan......Nothing will happen to PML-N Punjab Youth Wing additional secretary general Adnan.....he will become a greater PML (N).....what happened to the murderers of 12 people in model town Lahore....nothing....nada.....I eagerly await the day of judgement when PML (N) Punjab Youth Wing additional secretary general and his accomplices will be given full justice.......

Nasiroski Jan 02, 2016 06:28pm

Shame on Punjab Govt, now killing the poor victim's soul,

M M AMIN(. Old Ravian ) Jan 02, 2016 06:30pm

Wither HADOOD LAWS ? Not a single conviction has been reported . As for politicization of police , Punjab is not different from Sind . It's now working as a private militia of party in power. Selective justice is no justice .

Irfan Jan 02, 2016 06:30pm


Syed Ahmad Jan 02, 2016 06:45pm

@Sharif Khan As U said Custodian of Land not its Poor People. Only to Protect Ruling Class etc.

AV Houston Jan 02, 2016 06:48pm

@Zia ur Rehman Thanks for the info and i am aware of it. You are right the samples would be switched and sadly the will find the weakest among the 8 as the scapegoat.

Khwaja Jan 02, 2016 06:57pm

I am really sick of our government.

Khan- Pakistani Jan 02, 2016 06:59pm

This is PML N and happening under Khadim e Aalla !

Kahmad Jan 02, 2016 07:03pm

What a poor condition. Is this Islamic democratic contary, where justice for poors or common people is just a dream and nothing else.

Kahmad Jan 02, 2016 07:07pm

what happened in Ayan ali case? an honest officer was killed and accused made a fake discripton and she is free. She become a famous celebority instead of getting punishment.

Jumz Jan 02, 2016 07:09pm

Order an inquiry commission to submit a detailed report within 3 days to the CM.

Order another inquiry commission to submit a similar report within

Aamir Shahzad Jan 02, 2016 07:14pm

Shame in the sitting govt. Their own seat holders are involved in such cowardly inhumane crimes and they have still not disowned them. Where is the CM ? Waiting for wat ? Shame on us who voted for these people

ali Jan 02, 2016 07:27pm

Rangers are badly needed in punjab now.

Faisal Jan 02, 2016 07:41pm

She is the daughter of Pakistan justice needs to be done or we are done

fida USA Jan 02, 2016 07:46pm

The Punjab government can build road and bridges and provide laptops, but the record of their police is pathetic. This girl and many like her need justice which is missing under the Sharif brothers government. Until and unless Pakistan get rid of Chaudhris of Punjab and Waderas of Sindh, Pakistan will remain a backward nation.

Yaar Nawab Jan 02, 2016 08:13pm

It's not Punjab police, it's Sharif's kingdom police who would for sure protect PMLN suspect !!!

Shah Jan 02, 2016 08:24pm

Cm. Shahbaz Shrief this is a test case for you to prove ZERO tolerance on RAPE cases. Watch personally the RAPE case and prosecute "PML-N Punjab Youth Wing additional secretary general Adnan and his accomplices" NO POLITICAL COMPROMISES! We are watching you!

jess Jan 02, 2016 08:39pm

Rapes happen in India too. But if this was in India people esp youth would on roads protesting hard. N pressuring to exclude main assaulter wud have ensured heads rolling in police.

Justice of course wud have still taken yrs

Farrukh Sarfraz Jan 02, 2016 08:39pm

@ak under no circumstances such a heinous act can be justified. It all boils down to moral and family values taught by elders.

Aamir Ashraf Jan 02, 2016 08:42pm

We need a police force free from political pressures. Otherwise, incidents like Model Town massacre and Mall Road gang rape will keep happening. (God forbid)

Muhammad Akkas Akhtar Jan 02, 2016 08:58pm

shame on pakistan, punjab gourment. where our mother sisters and daughter is not safe.

tarik Jan 02, 2016 09:13pm

Rangers Actions needed in Punjab.

Mulazim hussain Jan 02, 2016 09:23pm

Very sad indeed! It all is happening under the nose of Punjab Govt at Lahore,not anywhere in remote area like Muzafar Garh. Highly regrettable indeed!

Mudasir Jan 02, 2016 09:50pm

Proud of you Imran Gabol. Good job.

Jawaid kamal Jan 02, 2016 10:11pm

What about calling Rangers in Panjab,Rape is also terrorism.

Imran Jan 02, 2016 10:39pm

You voted for this system. . You deserve his system. .now enjoy it silently.

Nadeem Jan 02, 2016 10:41pm

Now this is another proof this rapist belongs to PMLN! If they disown him, why is police putting pressure on victim? Punjab police is another Sindh police providing cover to criminals.

Zain Jan 02, 2016 10:45pm

I hope she perhaps get justice before 2050.

Rvel Jan 02, 2016 11:05pm

Punjab police is worst than criminals. Whoever had the illfate of going into police stations would endorse my view

Parvez Jan 02, 2016 11:36pm

She should know that the process of getting justice is not an easy one....especially if you are weak, poor and unconnected.

Malik Achakzai Jan 02, 2016 11:46pm

So sad;

Ivehadit Jan 03, 2016 12:26am


Sara Jan 03, 2016 12:35am

Its time that CM Punjab Shahbaz Sharif must take more then a 'Notice",as one accused is said to be office bearer of PML(N) youth wing. All the accused must be tried and exemplary punishment be awarded.

Shahab PK Jan 03, 2016 12:53am

Where are the Na-Maloom afraad when you need them?

Amir Jan 03, 2016 01:02am

This is happening again and again and all too familiar story, reason is that our society is has this indifferent attitude towards such crimes. In a normal world, we would prosecute such crimes with vigor and speed and bring culprits to justice speedily, the high courts and supreme courts would act speedily and decide this in days not weeks. But alas no one cares any more, all those who think we are Muslims and we are a great nations, please take second look in the mirror. We must be ashamed of ourselves, any country and society which can not protect the weak in it's folds deserve to be annihilated, and does not deserve to live honorably among the nations of the world. We are hypocrites of the worst kind and surely God's punishment will be set upon us. It is not the new year celebrations or saying merry Christmas which sets the earth quakes, this is the Earth Quake, our failures to protect the weak and provide the justice is the final nail in the coffins of this nation.

Amir Jan 03, 2016 01:15am

Our nation and country is doomed, I am ashamed that I come from this city. when we fail to act swiftly and brings culprits of such heinous crimes to swift justice, we all become the hypocrites of the worst kind. It is not saying merry Christmas or celebrating new year which will bring our doom, it is this indifference and our inability to protect the weak which we will destroy our society and nation.

Rizwan Jan 03, 2016 01:17am

The victim is from ordinary family while the gang of men committing crime are from influential family. Lets see how long the police survives the political pressure and pursue the case in right direction.

wasim Jan 03, 2016 01:54am

so then will the authorites if catch them, take away there ability to perform the behaviour again?

ZULFIQAR Jan 03, 2016 02:04am

Police person should be punished same as Criminal & person behind all should be trail on Fast Track Their Should be LAW against Police for taking law in hand Their should be strong Police Reform & Highest Punishments first goes to Police offical

Zak Jan 03, 2016 03:02am

It is injustice that leads to revolutions. The Taliban in Afghanistan rose out of the ashes of injustice in that country. Beware of the signs of violent upheaval. Give Justice to the poir.

Muzaffar OKlahoma Jan 03, 2016 03:53am

Why are the people of Pakistan so surprised.They voted for N and the present system ?

bea Jan 03, 2016 04:08am

Disgusting behavior by the very people who's job it is to protect victims. sad state of affairs. they should all hang there heads in shame.

JBashir Jan 03, 2016 04:55am

If victim's samples were not taken at the time (soon after the heinous rape), secured, promptly sent to the Punjab Forensic Lab in Lahore for analysis, then the vital DNA evidence would be lost (or has been lost already). If that turns out to be the case, then IG of Punjab Police should be arrested and tried for abetment of rape and for supporting the criminals.It was Police's responsibility to obtain and set the DNA evidence analysed promptly and if they did not do that, then Police heads should toll

haider Jan 03, 2016 07:48am

CM has already taken notice and instructed the hospital to provide best medical attention as well as formed a committee to investigate this matter. What else do you want?

There is that rate list too, i.e. killed in road accident = 250000, serious injury = 150000, I wonder how much for a innocent child who was raped? Maybe a government job for her brother or father??

Pakistan Zindabad.

Manoj Jan 03, 2016 07:50am

Police refuse FIRs as this adds up to the crime list and more work. Besides, its easier to subdue the weak.

Jniaz Jan 03, 2016 08:18am

This case has been transferred to SP Umar Virk . The day it was transferred it s fate became clear. The modus operandi of Virk is that 1st he will assess the pressure then take side of effected party and once case become old or media pressure and attention is subdued he through his other goondaas will start pressurising victims to take the case back.

Same thing happened in Zain murder case and many more.
Even for future just watch his entry in the case and the outcome. Very very sad

shariq Jan 03, 2016 09:17am

@Mansoor Sajid Police take oath to protect the citizens and they should do just that. As far as political pressure is concerned Police can forward the case to FIA who are not under the CM or can fulfill the oath they take. If we make police independent then they will form a even bigger gangster group since 99.99% of police force are political appointments.

farazak2000 Jan 03, 2016 10:41am

Forensic Nursing & a non-corrupt police are the need of the hour. All such sexual assault (previously termed as rape) victims & also accused need to be examined by a proper Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (S.A.N.E) preferably a female, who can take specimens and ask other questions, try and photograph affected parts of body for bruises, cuts, laceration, bite marks (with victim's consent), collect pubic hair, clothing, buccal / vaginal swabs, well before evidence is washed off due to shower or destroyed with passage of time. Male spermatozoa would still be present in female body even after several hours of coitus. The state of the art forensic lab in Lahore, PFSA, they should be able to link the suspects to the victim or the scene of crime. Forensic's duty is fact finding, police's duty is fault finding. I agree, the entire chain of custody can be compromised because of the flawed system and reports can be changed using bribe / political pressures. It is unfortunate...but it is true.

rana1 Jan 04, 2016 08:39am

Is there a shortage of paid services in pakistan?....seriously! They could have used their ill gotten wealth on some socialite.

AH Jan 04, 2016 02:13pm

Punjab, keep on voting them into power. Roads and bridges is all what you need. When you give power to contractors and builders instead of leaders and visionaries, this is what you get !

Obaid Khan Jan 04, 2016 03:07pm

WELL done Punjab Govt and Punjab police. keep it up

VoiceOfReason Jan 05, 2016 12:32am

PML-N will fall prey to its own dumb policies of nepotism and racism. They have this policy of dont touch punjab or Lahore as that's there vote base. but what they dont realize is that keeping an blind eye to these criminals will build a society of looters and thugs which will destroy punjab and other parts of pakistan. punjab has become an epi center of terrorism and criminal elements.