Violence against women
It is painful to mention that in Pakistan thousands of cases are being registered on violence against women. Recently, two disheartening stories came in Media which shocked everyone in country. A girl was burnt alive in Muree and also a similar case took place in Abbattabad a 15 year old child was set on fire in a van alive. Likewise throwing acid and torturing females in Pakistan is at top. According to HRCP in 2015, 939 women were victims of sexual violence, 279 were victims of domestic violence and 143 women were victims of acid attack.
Nearly 833 women were kidnapped and 777 attempted to commit suicide. However, these cases are registered ones; there could be a high number of cases which were not registered or the families were forced to keep silent otherwise it could be more dangerous for them. In the same manner at the beginning of 2016, a high number of violence cases appeared to be FIR but the authorities seem to be silent or the Government is just focusing on passing bills in Assembly for Women protection. Here I want to draw the attention of the readers that laws and rules can never protect women until the citizens of the country are not ready to abide by these laws. In fact, it can be a reason that we are lacking behind and not progressing further since we have lost respect for females in the country. If the state and the govt take strong steps and provide full security to women, it can lead us towards a really developed country. —Via email