Islamabad (October 11, 2017): Senate Standing Committee on Interior has taken notice of the bike-riding knife-wielding psychopathic prowler who has stabbed 13 women since September 25.
Expressing concerns at the failure of the police and law enforcement agencies to apprehend the maniac Committee chairman Rahman Malik asked the reasons for their failure to arrest the attacker/s.
Directing the Interior Ministry to submit a report over the matter on the next hearing of the Committee Rahman Malik also ordered Inspector General Sindh A D Khawaja and Secretary Interior to appear before the Committee on the next hearing.
At one point during the meeting hot words were exchanged between Senator Tahir Mashahdi of MQM and Senator Shibli Faraz of PTI when the former said that a government which could not protect women should resign with later quipping that there used to be a time when nothing could be done in the city without the permission of a party.
On this Tahir asked Shibli that why was he targeting his party to which Shibli asked Tahir not to take his statement as personal. The things heated up when accusing Shibli and his party PTI of having access to Jewish funding Tahir asked Shibli to talk about the situation that existed in Swat, FATA, and mountains of Khyber Pakhtwankhwa, the province governed by PTI presently.
The Senate Standing Committee on Interior rejected the bill seeking to increase the minimum age for marriage from 16 to 21 years. Whatever Holy Qura’an ordains over the issue of marriage is the law and no change thus could be made in the minimum age for marriage, Malik said.