Peshawar tops KP in violence against women
PESHAWAR: Contrary to the common perception, most of the cases of violence against women were not reported from the far-flung and backward areas of the province during the last six months.
Ironically, it is Peshawar, the provincial capital, where most of the 308 cases of violence against women have been registered.
According to a report complied by Aurat Foundation, 308 cases of violence against women were registered in the province from July 2010 to December 2010.
“Majority of the victims is under 18 years of age, 35 victims are aging between 19 and 36 and 10 are about 37 or above,” Advocate Jalaluddin, the legal adviser to the foundation, told a press conference here on Tuesday.
He said that most of the cases were registered in Peshawar. He added that 112 cases were reported in Peshawar, 46 cases in Mardan, 21 in Swabi, 15 in Charsadda, 15 in Kohat, 13 in Haripur, 12 in Nowshera, 11 cases each in Swat and Mansehra, 10 in Bannu, and nine cases were registered in Dera Ismail Khan.