Female doctor’s gang rape a grave development, says Zardari
KARACHI: Asif Ali Zardari said on Tuesday the reported gang rape of a lady doctor in Sui, Balochistan, last week could have grave consequences for the country.
“The occurrence of such incidents in Balochistan, especially in the prevailing situation there, will not augur well for the future of the country,” he said in a statement issued from Bilawal House’s media cell.
He said the government had to be more serious about tracing the culprits in the crime.
Mr Zardari, who is in Dubai, asked the government to send a parliamentary fact-finding mission to the area to investigate into the country.
He said the deteriorating law-and-order situation in Pakistan, particularly in Balochistan, was disturbing for what he called the patriotic and democratic forces of Pakistan.
He referred to the incidents of violence in Gilgit as well as the situation on the Afghan border. Turning to the violence in Karachi, he pointed to Friday night’s targeted killing in Lyari of Baloch leader Anwar Bhaijan.
According to Mr Zardari, all this pointed to the government’s failure in its task of maintaining law and order in the country.
The PPP demanded free, fair and transparent elections under an independent election commission, insisting this was the only means of solving the problems faced by the country.