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He expressed these views speaking at a press conference in Sukkur after SP Sukkur team conducted a timely and successful operation against LeJ terrorist.
Hamid said the terrorist Kamran Bhatti who lost his life in encounter was the chief of Naeem Bukhari Sindh group – the most effective group of the banned LeJ. Bhatti had been leading the group after the arrest of Naeem Bukhari, he said.
Due to the unpaved routes from Dadu and Qamber and the close proximity to Balochistan, these terrorist groups such as Brohi group continue to pose a threat to Sindh, Hamid elaborated.
The SSP CTD said the police had received intelligence reports from federal institutions that terrorists could enter Sindh. He added that the police have asked the federal authorities for information on Bhatti’s accomplices who managed to flee.

Pakistan - Stricter Child Abuse Punishments

The National Assembly Sub-committee on Interior rejected the The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2016 on Friday. The changes, recommended after the incidents of child sexual abuse and pornography in Swat and Kasur were exposed, suggested increasing the punishment for statutory rape and child pornography. The committee however, rejected the proposed changes, and the convener – Naeema Kishwar Khan of JUI-F – even went as far as stating that there was no need because a punishment (five to seven years’ imprisonment) already existed and that it was “not rape.”
It is shocking that a sitting Member of the National Assembly does not see statutory rape – sexual assault on a minor – as equivalent to rape; in the eyes of international law, it is generally the same thing. But then maybe, this should not be much of a surprise, considering that the Hudood Ordinances essentially abolished Pakistan’s statutory rape law. Girls as young as twelve have been prosecuted for extra-marital intercourse, where previously, this would have mandated statutory rape charges against the assailant. This is why the problem of child sexual abuse is so rampant in the country.
Consent as a concept is also something that many lawmakers do not understand and the law does not acknowledge since sex outside of marriage is illegal. A minor cannot give their consent for any decision considered in the adult domain – if children cannot consent to participating in sexual intercourse or pornography, the cases in Swat and Kasur are to be considered rape, and Ms Khan of JUI-F should revise her definition. There are very few crimes that should warrant the ultimate punishments – the death penalty or life imprisonment – and apart from murder, rape is one such crime. Statutory rape is no different from rape and hence all those guilty of those should suffer the same punishment.
Abhorrent as the cases in Kasur, Swat and all other cases of child sexual abuse are, the harrowing reports emerging on this topic at least initiated the discussion on what was to be done. But none of that has resulted into action against this horrendous crime; there are reports that the victims are having trouble resuming life normally, while their attackers roam free and lawmakers in our parliament consider these crimes against innocent children as something less serious than rape.
The government must take action; the bill tabled by Mussarrat Ahmed Zeb, was suggested because the number of crimes of child sexual abuse tell us that the punishment is not acting as enough of a deterrent. One can only hope that others in parliament get their act together to protect Pakistan’s children.

PPP against death penalty but Jadhav’s case different: Bilawal

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Monday said that his party in principle was against the death penalty, however, added that it was a different case when it comes to the matter of Indian spies operating in Pakistan.
Talking to the media in Lahore, he said the Indian spy Kalbhushan Jadhav should have never been in the country in the first place.
Bilawal said that the government of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz had failed, adding that the message of PPP would be spread and they will fight the rulers.
He said that the government was attacking PPP just to hide its weaknesses, saying that his party was being targeted and such undemocratic acts will not be tolerated.
Pakistan sentenced an Indian RAW agent Kulbhushan Jadhav to death for carrying out espionage and sabotage activities in Balochistan and Karachi, the ISPR said Monday.
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has confirmed death sentence awarded by the FGCM under the Pakistan Army Act (PAA).
According to an ISPR press release, Kulbhusan Sundir Jadhav alias Hussein Mubarak Patel was arrested on March 3, 2016, through a Counter-Intelligence Operation from Mashkel area of Balochistan for his involvement in espionage and sabotage actives in Pakistan.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari felicitates the nation on Constitution Day

Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has felicitated the nation on Constitution Day, especially the Senate of Pakistan for celebrating the day with due honor to a unanimous national document, which binds entire population of Pakistan into a single and united federation.
“Founder of our unanimous Constitution Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was judicially murdered and the Constitution was trampled by the dictatorships. Again, President Asif Ali Zardari who restored the 1973 Constitution in its original shape is under attack again and again for the crime that he strengthened the Constitution and extended autonomy to provinces,” PPP Chairman stated in his statement on the Constitution Day being observed today in the country.
He said that those who treated Constitution as a piece of papers have gone into the history as villains who fomented extremism and ethnicity, tormented democratic forces and created political dummies to achieve their nefarious designs of dragging this country into chaos and disharmony.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that PPP has always stood for the implementation of Constitution and a democratic order. Democracy is a license to national integrity and any attempt on the Constitutionalism and democracy will be vehemently resisted, he added.
PPP Chairman pledged that being the author of the Constitution his Party will go to any extent to protect the Constitution and the federation despite the victimization of its leaders and workers.