LAHORE: The opposition in the Punjab Assembly, taking seriously the killing of a youth by kidnappers – who stole both his kidneys and buried him secretly – has filed a calling attention notice (CAN) against the incident.
The CAN was personally filed by Opposition Leader in the House Mian Mehmoodur Rasheed, who is backed by most of the opposition parties in the Punjab Assembly, on Monday in the Punjab Assembly Secretariat, demanding a reply from Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on the matter.
In the notice, he told the government to make public all the details of the kidnapping of Kashif two month ago from Lahore and his burial in Bharwana, Sargodha, after removal of both his kidneys.
After submitting the notice, he told the media that the situation of law and order was getting worse with each passing day, mainly by the reason of a poor grip of the Nawaz-League government on the criminals. He also criticised the health policy of the government.
The opposition leader further said that different incidents of heinous crimes, especially the self-immolation of a girl student in Muzaffargarh, were increasing and had exposed the poor governance of the government.
He said that the incidents in Chiniot and Muzaffargarh; similar occurrences of barbarity against women in Faisalabad and Okara; and the recent killing of Kashif had altogether cast aspersions on the government, showing clearly its failure to contain such abhorrent heinous crimes.
He said that now the case of killing of an 18-year-old boy after steeling his kidneys and burying him secretly was also another example of the failure of the government, who he said was not paying proper attention to the increasing incidents of crime.
Pertinent to mention here is that according to the report regarding the youth’s killing, a group headed by a doctor was involved in the matter. Reportedly, this group has its operatives in public hospitals as well as in the police department.
Kashif was a resident of Factory Area Lahore. Some unidentified men kidnapped him and surgically removed both his kidneys. His family had lodged a report at a police station, and the police traced out a suspect named Asif through the mobile phone record of the victim.
During interrogation, Asif confessed to being an operative of a doctor and some other members.
It is also worthy to mention here that the opposition’s calling attention notice would be taken up in the next session of the Punjab Assembly whenever it is summoned. The Punjab Assembly’s session has recently been prorogued for an indefinite period last Friday after continuing for more than two weeks.
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