ENNS file photo of a child who was tortured by prayer leader in Sialkot.
ISLAMABAD (ENNS) Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has taken suo motu notice of brutal torture on Zohaib, a 10-year-old resident of Shaikhupura, Punjab, by a local cleric.
The minor, according to reports, was tortured by a prayer leader of a mosque over allegations that he stole a few rupees from the mosque.
The boy’s father – a labourer – visited Police Station Saddar Shaikhupura to get an FIR registered against the cleric but was reportedly expelled from there by officials who refused to register the case.
Taking notice of the matter, the chief justice has issued notices to DPO Shaikhupura to appear in court on August 7 along with officials of the concerned police station.
Many cases of child abuse and torture have surfaced in Punjab but there seems no let off in it by religious seminaries due to zero conviction.