PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Child Protection and Welfare Commission report released its report regarding child sexual abuse cases reported in 12 districts of the province during last six years.

According to the report, Abbottabad remained top of the list with 37 cases of children were sexually abused since last six years.

Besides, cases of children rape reported in Mardan were 35, 19 in Swat, 10 in Bannu, 12 in Peshawar, nine each in Buner , Kohat and Lower Dir, eight each in Chitral and Battagram.

It said that around 257 children were physically tortured during this period.

Social activist Taimur Kamal said that the number of children rape and physical torture was far higher and added that the commission collected data that was reported at police stations.