Islamabad - The National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) Pakistan has taken notice against Islamabad police for turning blind eye to ‘unbridled prostitution’ in the city.

Lamenting police inaction on curbing, what it viewed as, unbridled activities of sex workers in various sectors of the capital city, the Commission termed it consternation to general public, adding it was also casting negative impacts on the tender minds. The commission has sought a comprehensive report from the inspector general of Islamabad police by August 31 as to why they have not taken action against the prostitutes. The NCHR in a letter to the IGP said, “A careful scrutiny of the application reveals that the matter involved constitutes a flagrant violation of human rights.” The commission has sprung into action following a story about sex workers’ activities in the capital appeared in national press on July 16, 2016.

The sex workers have been continuing their activities in the city allegedly in league with local police which have turned a blind eye to the menace for monetary benefits. A survey revealed that sex workers freely roam in the evening in the areas of Jinnah Super Market, F-10 Markaz, Karachi Company, F-11 and E-11, which also causes nuisance for women, minors and passersby. A few days back, a topless girl was filmed roaming around the Islamabad streets alleging that a man raped her. Later it transpired that the girl was actually a transgender who falsely accused the man of raping her. The transgender had created ruckus in a scientific manner to rob a citizen of cash and car, the video circulated on social media showed. The shocking video showed a shemale telling people at a busy morning market that a man had raped her in broad daylight. But, she had actually just been trying to cover up her failed theft attempt. Earlier footage showed how the transgender followed a man into an ATM and demanded heavy amount from him.

Then she removed her shirt and went outside the ATM screaming that the boy had tried to rape her. When the man refused and blocked the transgender from mugging him, she suddenly took off her shirt. But, the girl’s allegations were actually part of a larger theft strategy. She was pictured later throwing stones at the man’s car. During this ordeal, a man in the parking lot told the car’s owner that he would move the car to another location where she wouldn’t damage the vehicle. However, according to local police, this man and the transgender were working together, and they managed to steal the Mercedes Benz. The police eventually recovered the car and detained both the suspects.