Around 96 boys and 20 girls have fallen prey to abusers in Karachi alone.
Violence against children
Violence against children
Having received approval from both Houses of Parliament, the bill now requires president's assent before becoming law.
The bill, which will have jurisdiction across the country, was already passed by the National Assembly in January.
Social media firm’s team offers to train local law enforcement officials.
Judge also hands 20-year imprisonment and Rs100,000 fine to the victim's mother for forcing her into prostitution.
The ambit of the bill, which was earlier limited to Islamabad, has been extended to the entire country.
The 14-year-old victim will record her statement before a magistrate today; 4 suspects arrested.
Roy says corporal punishment affected the same part of the brain as the one affected by severe physical, sexual abuse.
The 18-year-old suspect after killing the girl helped search for her and took part in a protest against the incident.
Rs6.86m allocated to law ministry for 2014-15 lapsed, says audit report.
Previously, the bill only applied to Islamabad.
The lack of priority accorded to children makes it easier to resort to rhetoric than actual work.
People in Hangu took to the streets against sexual assault and murder of 8-year-old.
Police suspect the victim was raped and tortured before being murdered.
Although NA resolutions have no legal effect, they signal the mentality and mood of the lawmakers in parliament.
PPP opposes resolution with Raja Pervez Ashraf saying the measure will not result in a reduction in crime.
The social network is working to extend end-to-end encryption across its messaging applications.
Preliminary medical tests confirm the girl has been raped, says police official.
Three cases of acid attacks and 95 cases of rape of women were registered with the police during the same period.
Council of Islamic Ideology’s help sought to introduce effective legislation to stop child abuse in seminaries.
Suspect says he killed the girl in revenge because her maternal uncle had beaten him.
Human rights functional committee chair says bill does not need to be redrafted by ministry, will be amended by members.
Minor left with bruises on the face and other parts of the body.
Shireen Mazari urges Senate human rights committee to pass the bill as soon as possible.
Under the bill, the maximum sentence handed down to perpetrators of child sexual abuse will be life imprisonment.
The apex court maintains earlier one-year prison sentence against the couple for torturing a minor maid.
Police lodge criminal case against both suspects on complaint of the girl's mother.
A case has been registered under Section 377 (unnatural offence) of the Pakistan Penal Code.
In a meeting, PM pledges all safety measures to stop crimes against children
The judge records the statements of 12 prosecution witnesses and adjourns further hearings till Dec 10.