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PESHAWAR: A cleric was jailed for 10 years and fined Rs10 million by a child protection court here, for sexually assaulting a minor boy early this year. 

The judge pronounced that the evidence on record connected Qari Habibur Rehman with commission of the offence.

Peshawar’s Inqilab police station had registered an FIR on March 16, 2021 against the accused under section 53 (child sexual abuse) of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Child Protection and Welfare Act, and section 377 (unnatural sexual offence) of Pakistan Penal Code for sexually assaulting a minor boy at a seminary.

The court ordered that in case of default on payment of fine the convict would spend one more year in prison.

The court, however, extended him the benefit of section 382-B of the CrPC, under which the period of his imprisonment prior to conviction would be counted as his prison term.

The state prosecutor contended that the accused was directly charged in the FIR and the evidence proved his involvement in the offence.

He stated that testimony of prosecution witnesses also supported the case.–Dawn

One Reply to “Cleric jailed for sexually assaulting boy”

  1. Priests and Monks and other religion clerics become asexual (exceptions are there). Our clerics specially those who deal with young children should be castrated so that they also become asexual and are saved from this evil. This act of castration should be voluntary and prerequisite for the job.

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