Yeah, that covering of women in garbage bags, and segregating the sexes completely does wonders for the muslim libido. Of course, the Pakistani islamists will try to place the blame on the women for their ‘un-islamic’ behavior (working, getting an education, etc…)
At least 100 rapes in Karachi a day – Daily Times
KARACHI: On average, 100 women are raped every 24 hours in Karachi city alone, and a majority of them are working women, said Additional Police Surgeon (APS) Dr Zulfiqar Siyal.
A majority of them are working class women or those working as domestic help and are mostly up to 20 years old, he said.
“I am saying with full authority that such a large number of rape cases happen in the city,” he told Daily Times on the sidelines of a discussion on sexual violence organised by the Aurat Foundation on Monday. “But very few rape survivors have the courage to come forward in search of justice.”
They do not come forward because of the lengthy medical process and delayed justice system in Pakistan. Only 0.5 percent of cases are reported and the majority (99.5 percent) of survivors prefers to stay silent.
Part of the problem is that there are 11 medico-legal sections in three major public sector hospitals but there are only six women medico-legal officers (WMLOs) for the 18 million population of Karachi.
“I am sure that there are more than 100 rape cases every day … but you can gauge how many are reported from the official data which says that during the last eight months (between January to August 2008) a total of 197 cases were reported,” Dr Siyal said.
The WMLOs also face a lot of problems, he said.
Karachi is also short on hospitals where rape survivors can go through the entire medical examination. “It isn’t just medical facilities but you won’t find a single women police officer (WPO) in any of the total 101 police stations of the city,” he said.
Provincial minister Tauqeer Fatima Bhutto said though previous governments had passed legislation they were not implemented.
Where oh where is that imbecile who commented a few months back that islam emancipated women, and insisted that her husband gives her her rights? Perhaps she is no longer allowed out of the house to surf the kuffar net.