Ashrafi praises SC action in gang-rape case


LAHORE: Pakistan Ulema Council Chairman Tahir Ashrafi has praised the suo motu notice of the Supreme Court of the gang-rape of an eight-year-old girl in Daska, Sailkot, on March 22.
Ashrafi claimed that some influential people of Daska were involved the gang-rape case, due to which the local police had not registered the case against the accused persons. He said the PUC had strongly condemned the gang-rape and protested on the issue. “We demand that the police register a case against the accused and ensure their early arrest,” Tahir Ashrafi said The Supreme Court has taken serious notice of the gang-rape of the minor girl and directed the authorities concerned to file a comprehensive report on it.
Ashrafi said that the police registered a case and arrested the accused persons after the Supreme Court issued an order. He appreciated the court’s intervention and asked the government to take serious notice of the issue and act against those influential people who were involved or supported the perpetrators. Ashrafi said the Pakistan Ulema Council had always raised its voice to implement the law without any discrimination. He said that the PUC would arrange a national council seminar on May 26 which would be attended by a number of people of all schools of thought from across the country. The purpose of the national council, he added, is to create awareness among the people of Pakistan, including minorities, about the implementation of the law, to raise voice against injustice and develop brotherhood.

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