Kasur child porn scandal: HRCP claims uncountable children sexually abused exact number impossible to figure out

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A joint Human Rights Commission of Pakistan fact-finding team verifies a large-scale sex scandal in Kasur.

The HRCP has reportedly confirmed receiving trustworthy testimonies which indicate towards a large-scale sexual abuse of children over a period of several years in Husain Khanwala village in District Kasur.

On Wednesday August 19, the HRCP issued a report of their fact-finding team. Prior to releasing this report, on August 11, the HRCP team visited the Hussain Khanwala village and the related police station to find clues about the incident.

The HRCP report states, “It is clear that a heinous crime has been committed against children. The references made to a land dispute in the village are irrelevant and nothing can justify avoidance of impartial investigation and prosecution.

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The fact-finding team agrees that the crime remained concealed largely because the victims’ families paid extortion money. They were also intimidated. The police could not have been unaware of the video clippings freely circulating in the area and rumours of abuse of children. Their failure to take action lends support to charges of policemen’s collusion with the culprits.

There is a body of material and credible testimonies indicating that a large number of children had been sexually abused at least since 2010. In the presence of clear and convincing evidence that a heinous crime against children of this village has occurred, the issue of the land becomes irrelevant in the context of the duty of the state to investigate and to take all necessary measures to protect these children and young persons from exploitation.”

The HRCP team found that so far eight FIRs had been registered against 15 suspects of the child porn gang. These FIRs have been registered by family members of the several child victims. However, 12 of the 15 accused are already under police custody arrest and two, are yet to be detained. The main suspect of this case Haseem Amir, along with his father and two brothers are amid those arrested.

Besides, the HRCP team estimates that most of these victimized children were between 10 and 16 years of age when the victims were sexually abused. Furthermore, several hundred video clippings of the sinister abuse existed. Nonetheless, the exact number of children abused by this porn ring is impossible to estimate.