"Activists and government leaders suggest various theories for the recent attacks."
"Some blame the country's conservative, Islamic-centered
school system, which they say has been too slow to reverse cultural
norms that treat females as inferior."
"Sahil staffers also worry about HIV-positive men who
mistakenly believe they can be cured if they have sex with
pre-adolescent girls. In February, according to media reports, a man
cited his HIV-positive status as his reason for raping a 9-year-old and
an 11-year-old in Islamabad. The girls were later killed."