‘Traumatising, heart-rending’: Shehbaz, Maryam react to motorway gang-rape

Bureau Report

LAHORE: Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif, reacting to the gang-rape of a woman in the Gujjarpur area on the motorway, called on law enforcement agencies (LEAs) to jointly arrest the culprits and ensure the victim family gets justice.

Terming the incident deplorable and shameful, he wrote in a Twitter post: “This [incident] is national disgrace and evidence of the breakdown of the entire system of law enforcement.”

He demanded that investigators set the bar high for an investigation into the case on the pattern of one carried out into the Zainab rape-cum-murder case in order to ensure that the culprits are punished for the felony.

PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz tweeted: “The tragic rape incident on the motorway is as traumatizing & heart-rending for me as it is for the entire nation.”

“Such incidents are indicative of a deeper malaise that warrant a national response so as to put an end to the curse that stems from a culture that encourages impunity.”