Pakistan: Minister Syeda Shehla Raza accuses Sindh Police of incompetence

The Minister for Women Development, Syeda Shehla Raza, has called out the police of Sindh for failing in their mandate to protect girls and women.

The Minister for Women Development, Syeda Shehla Raza, has called out the police of Sindh for failing in their mandate to protect girls and women. The state has functional and organized gangs that abduct girls or lure them into different places in various contexts. Following the abduction, the crews contact the members of the girls’ family.

The minister of Women’s Development criticized the police force officials for their incompetence. Minister Raza addressed the media with the families of two of these girls. The families and the minister sincerely tried to recover the girls safely. Following this, the family started to receive communication from the abductors.


The family recieved videos and text messages from the abductors. The culprits have demanded money from the families in exchange for the safety of their girls—organized gangs in Punjab, especially Sindh, target young girls for ransom. The minister believes this is a deep-rooted racket run by various organized criminals.

One of the major sources of the functioning of all criminals is social media. The criminals engage young boys to win the trust of the girls. Afterwards, they lure the girls on various pretexts and take them away. In many cases, the minister of women’s development asserted that the police authorities of Sindh do not accept these instances seriously.

Minister Syeda Shehla Raza accused the police authorities of slacking on their duty to protect the women. The instances have been taking place for several years. The intensity of the incidents has caused the minister of women’s development to wonder how the police authorities have managed never to keep a check on the people.

According to Minister Raza, the police authorities are ignoring the incidents that have taken place in the various communities of Sindh. However, the incidents are not limited to the state of sindh. The gangs are also targetting the girls in Punjab and Khyber pakhtunkhwa regions of the country.

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