President Ghani orders immediate re-investigation into the gang-rape case in Balkh

Presidential Palace, Kabul: President Ashraf Ghani was deeply disturbed by the report of gang rape of a young girl in Balkh province and ordered Office of the Attorney General and the National Directorate of Security to immediately re-probe the case.

The government has taken all necessary measures to provide treatment to the victim and put any step in necessary measure in place to address the case. The victim was hospitalized last night and is undergoing medical treatment at Ghazi Amanullah Khan, a government Hospital in Kabul.

The government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is committed to ensuring justice and protecting human rights of all Afghan citizens, including women and children and will turn no stone unturned to take action against violators of law and perpetrators.