Man gets five-year jail term for sexually abusing minor

Yousuf Katpar
Wednesday, Feb 08, 2023

KARACHI: A special gender-based violence court has sentenced a man to five years in prison for sexually abusing a minor girl in Karachi’s Landhi neighbourhood last year.

Umair Qadeer was found guilty of sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl at his grocery within the jurisdiction of the Landhi police station in May 2022. Judge Ilyas A Memon pronounced the judgement he had reserved after recording the evidence and final arguments from both the defence and the prosecution.

He said the prosecution had produced ample ocular account of evidence that supported the allegations against the accused. “The evidence brought on record inspires confidence and there are no material contradictions in the statements of PWs [prosecution witnesses] creating reasonable doubt in the case of the prosecution.”