LAHORE: Lahore High Court on Tuesday was petitioned to publicly hang culprits behind child pornography and sexual abuse.
Barrister Javed Iqbal filed the petition which seeks court directives for the legislature to make necessary amendments to the law to publicly execute perpetrators of child sexual abuse.
Barrister Iqbal argued before the court that the suspects involved in this heinous crime have spread terror and chaos in the society through their actions and that in the absence of harsher punishments for culprits such incidents were on the rise.
“We are witnessing an increase in incidents of child molestation because the judicial system has not made an example of the culprits with a public hanging,” he said.
In order to create deterrence in society, those found involved in such crimes should be hanged publicly, he argued.
The clamour for public executions has grown louder after the rape and murder of seven-year-old Zainab in Kasur came to the light with even the Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif stating his desire that the culprit involved in the case should be hanged publicly.