It had to happen. For something untoward to happen in perpetuity, and that too without any fear of accountability, is an expectation with an expiration date. The very act of hiding of an act that is fundamentally wrong is like a forgotten landmine set in a field covered in hard earth and moss. The mere fact of its invisibility is not a proof its non-existence. Silence does not erase an act that causes pain.
Fair trial concerns plague Pakistan sexual assault cases
Category:Sexuality in Pakistan - Wikipedia
A child sex offender who sexually exploited an underage girl in Rochdale has been returned to the UK to serve a year jail sentence after fleeing to Pakistan halfway through his trial. He was one of 10 men sentenced in for committing sexual offences against a teenage girl in Rochdale, but he fled the UK while on bail. He was sentenced in his absence to 19 years imprisonment in April after being found guilty of three counts of sexual activity with a child, two counts of rape and one count of conspiracy to rape. Hussain was caught as part of Operation Doublet, a large scale police inquiry into historical child sexual exploitation between and , predominantly in the Rochdale area of Greater Manchester.
Awad was 12 when his employer started sexually abusing him. He had a new job in a factory in Kasur and, he says, he knew such abuse was common. It continued for more than a year. The abuse of child workers in northern Pakistan is an open secret.