Published On: Fri, Oct 6th, 2017
Published in Category: Karachi

Bilawal takes notice of knife attacks on women in Karachi

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KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has taken notice of the knife attacks on women, asking the authorities to arrest the attackers.

According to media reports, Bilawal called for strict and swift action against the culprits behind the attacks that left 13 women injured in different parts of the metropolis.

“PPP will not tolerate [these] attacks on innocent women. These terrorists are challenging our nation by attacking our women,” a statement issued by the PPP quoted the party leader as saying. “Every mother and sister in Pakistan is a Benazir Bhutto, and it is our duty to protect them,” he said.

Five more women including a 12-year old girl became victims of the knife attack in different localities of the Gulshan-e-Iqbal area on Wednesday.

The assailant targeted the women in Gulshan-e Jamal, Gulshan Roundabout, Dalmia, Nipa Roundabout, sparking fear and panic among the area residents.

According to the police, a woman was stabbed near Millenium Mall in the Gulistan-e-Jauhar area. Another woman was attacked at Aziz Bhatti Park in Gulshan-e-Iqbal. Both attacks occurred in the jurisdiction of the Aziz Bhatti police station.

A third woman was attacked in Gulshan-e-Jamal that falls under the Shahrah-e-Faisal police station.

The fourth incident was reported in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, where a 13-year old girl was stabbed and injured.

She was taken to Jinnah hospital for treatment. The hospital’s executive director, Dr Seemin Jamali said that the girl sustained minor stab wounds on her back.

The knife attacks were reported not only in Gulistan-e-Jauhar – where the man previously targeted women – but also in Gulshan-e-Iqbal and Gulshan-e-Jamal area.}

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