On Thursday, veteran Pakistani fashion designer Maheen Khan took it micro-blogging site to announce that she officially no longer supports the ruling party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Her announcement came following the government’s negligence concerning the rising violence against women and children in the country as per her claims.
She said in a tweet, “I am now officially not a PTI supporter. If you cannot bring yourself to punish a single rapist. If you are not willing to protect women and children, if you continue to turn a blind eye, then you too are complicit.ALLAH, forgive us all.”
I am now officially not a PTI supporter. If you cannot bring your self to punish a single rapist. If you are not willing to protect women and children ,if you continue to turn a blind eye then you too are complicit .ALLAH forgive us all
— Maheen Khan (@Maheenkhanpk) August 19, 2021
The recent case of the assault of a female TikToker by over 400 men during Independence Day celebrations in Lahore has sparked a debate online whether this country is safe for women at all.
In a previous tweet, Khan asked some fundamental questions. She wrote, #minarepakistanincident The fact that some good men rescued the poor girl does not take away from the question. What has happened to humanity? Where is the respect laid out for women in Islam? Is the law or the lack of it encouraging men to publicly assault women?”
The factthat there are somegood menwho rescued the poorgirl does not takeaway fromthe question.What has happened to humanity. Where is the respect laid out forwomen in https://t.co/qBZlPb6a7k the law orthe lackof it encouraging mento publiclyassault women
— Maheen Khan (@Maheenkhanpk) August 18, 2021
Many domestic violence, sexual crimes, and even murder cases against women and children have been reported in Pakistan in the past few months. Noor Mukadam’s gruesome murder was one case that was extensively reported because of the nature of the crime. Following that, many celebrities in Pakistan have spoken about how they fear the lives of women in the country and the opposition to the domestic violence bill.
It has been over a year since the bill has been presented in the Assembly was on the brick of becoming law until it was opposed by the Pakistan Ulema Council, renowned religious scholar Maulana Tariq Masood, other right-wing elements.
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On independence day, a mob of at least 400 men harassed and assaulted a woman in Lahore’s Greater Iqbal Park.
In her complaint, which has been lodged with the Lari Adda police station, the victim said she was filming a video near Minar-e-Pakistan on the 14th of August with her friends, who she went along with Minar-e-Pakistan when a mob of 400 men attacked them.
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