Over 82 Per Cent Of Rapists Are Fathers Or Brothers Of Victim: PTI MNA

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNA Shandana Gulzar has urged the government to address the root causes of rapes, saying at least 82 per cent of rape perpetrators are family members, such as that include fathers, brothers, grandfathers, and uncles, of the rape survivors.

Speaking on a TV show, MNA Gulzar quoted figures by the rights group War on Rape (WAR) said the most family members are involved in the rapes of the girls.

According to the lawmaker, the girls who get pregnant after being sexually assaulted by their family members do not approach the police, but rather go to the gynecologists for abortion. The mothers of these girls do not go to the police as they say that they cannot leave their husbands, she added.

She called it one of the worst facets of society and added that no one is willing to talk about it even though she has been advocating this cause for three years.

She said if the government was willing to address these causes of rapes, then the society will evolve and resist the male-dominated culture that perpetuates crimes against women.

Motorway rape case:

A woman was allegedly raped by two men agunpoint in front of her children after her car ran out of gas near Gujjarpura, Lahore.

Police said the woman, a resident of Gujranwala, was returning to the city from Lahore on Tuesday night when her car ran out of petrol.

Geo News reported that the woman called her husband, who advised her to call Motorway Police for help until he got there. However, the Motorway Police operator excused from helping the woman, saying the emergency beat had not been assigned to anyone.

As she was left to her own devices on the deserted road, two armed men approached the vehicle and smashed its windows. They then took the woman and her children out of the car and took them into a nearby field after cutting the fence along the road to rape her. The report said the woman was also deprived of Rs100,000, jewelry, and ATM cards.

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