H/T Don L
More multi cultural goodness from Pakistan:
A total of 943 children were found murdered, while 1,170 were injured in violent incidents.
KARACHI: Around 5,659 children in the country became victims of violence from January to October this year, according to a report released by Madadgar National Helpline.
A total of 943 children were found murdered, while 1,170 were injured in violent incidents, said the report. On Thursday, the Madadgar National Helpline also organised a series of painting and singing activities to mark Universal Children’s Day, originally scheduled for November 20.
According to the report, the highest number of violence cases against children, 2,597, was reported in Punjab, followed by 1,574 in Sindh, 945 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and 543 in Balochistan.
While non-governmental organisations as well as minority legislators continue to push the government to draft legislation banning forced conversions and marriages, the Madadgar report points out that 410 children were forced into marriage, while another 176 were used to settle debts between tribes in a practice known as Vani.