KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) is in rage and despair over the atrocity that took place at the motorway in Lahore’s outskirts.
Secretary-General, Pakistan Medical Association (Centre), Dr S M Qaisar Sajjad, in his statement, said that the incident shocked the whole society; the woman was molested in front of her children. People are furious and questioning the performance of the state institutions responsible for protecting the citizens of Pakistan.
He said that the irresponsible comments of the CCPO Lahore have fueled the situation and caused outrage for blaming the victim. This statement reflects the police’s attitude towards the victims of sexual violence, who are accused and often treated as criminals.
The PMA believes that it is the police’s responsibility to provide security to the people during all hours of the day. They cannot refuse to provide security at night.
Dr Qaisar Sajjad said that it seems our society is ethically deteriorating; our norms regarding the respect and protection of women are weakening. As a society, we will have to think about the situation to make our spaces completely safe for women.
He said this lawlessness in the society is unacceptable. We demand the government to make Pakistan safe for everyone, women, and children in particular. We also demand that criminals involved in this heinous crime are arrested and brought to justice immediately.