Anchor Person Shahzeb Khanzada from Geo News recently held a show in which he addressed the issue of child abuse and urged parents to teach their children about a crime as heinous as sexual abuse.
Khanzada conducted his show, in the light of the recent incident at Kasur where a seven year old girl named Zainab was kidnapped, raped and then killed. Zainab’s tragic death has lead to a startling awakening on all kinds of media forums. This has also led to people encouraging parents to teach their children about the issue and to make them more aware from an early age.
In addition to this, another aspect of the issue has been highlighted which is that abuse does not necessarily has to happen outside the house but can come from your nearest and dearest too.
Shahzeb Khanzada highlighted this important aspect about abuse in his show as well
Khanzada mentioned how such cases have become very common. This is exactly why it is important to educate your children about them and not shy away from the topic. Our children should come before everyone else and that involves talking to them about stuff that we feel uncomfortable with.
It is also essential to isolate perpetrators of such heinous crimes and to punish them.
Dont waste time… break barriers and talk to your children NOW… 90 percent of sexual abuse cases are done by close relatives or people known to you and your children…#Talknow pic.twitter.com/CSRlh5F6Nh
— Shahzeb Khanzada (@shazbkhanzdaGEO) January 11, 2018
Many have been appreciative of Khanzada’s step towards highlighting the important and prevalent issue of child sexual abuse in Pakistani society.
Awesome program with great messages shahzeb!!! Keep up the good work! Pakistan really need such educational programs! Lets try our best to break this taboo this time and for good!!
— Wasif Sharif (@Wasif_Sharif) January 12, 2018
Yes my mother explained these things to me when I was at that age. She simply said there are bad people, they will try to touch you, try to touch you on your private parts, it could be a teacher, it could be a relative, it could be a stranger, and to always yell and run
— UncouthMuslimSumbz (@a_sumbel) January 12, 2018
yes A very High percentage of Rapes by close Relations or family known People.Very UNFORTUNATE. Lack of Education Morality and almost SiCk judicial and procecutiond System coupled with avoiding CAPITAL PUNISHMENTS.
— FAIZ UR REHMAN FAIZI (@FAIZURREHMANFA4) January 11, 2018
Very true, it’s more social issue than political. Govt agencies have to play their role but we need to talk to our children. Policing only can not stop this as Alhamdolillah Pakistan is not in top 5 countries but some advanced countries are in top five list.
— Arif Malik (@ArifMalik564) January 11, 2018