A bitter truth – Pakistan not safe for women: Aseefa Bhutto

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A bitter truth - Pakistan not safe for women: Aseefa Bhutto

KARACHI Aug 18, 2021

  • Pakistan not safe for women: Aseefa Bhutto

  • Bilawal Bhutto speaks: equal rights to all 

  • Amnesty International is alarmed 

Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, daughter of former President Asif Ali Zardari and former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto Shaheed, has said we could not remain silent on the Minar-e-Pakistan incident.

“We cannot bury our heads in the sand, Pakistan is not safe for our women,” she said in a message on social media site Twitter.

 She said that the country is not safe even for children including women, our children are not safe from rape despite death.

Aseefa Bhutto said that this is a shameful and bitter reality.

It should be noted that the horrific incident of assaulting a woman Tick Toker on the occasion of Independence Day in Greater Iqbal Park, Lahore came to light through social media three days later.

 A mob beat Ayesha Akram and her friends and tore their clothes in Greater Iqbal Park Lahore while the police remained unaware of the incident.

A case has been registered against 400 unidentified accused at the request of the woman.

Bilawal Bhutto speaks: equal rights to all

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in his tweet has condemned the assault on young woman in Lahore. He said: The assault of a young women by a mob at #minarepakistan should shame every Pakistani. It speaks to a rot in our society. Those responsible must be brought to justice. The women of Pakistan feel insecure and it is all our responsibility to ensure safety and equal rights to all.

Amnesty International is alarmed

Amnesty International is alarmed by the assault of a woman in Lahore in broad daylight on 14 August. At a time when the country is reeling from the murder of Noor Mukadam and Qurat ul Ain, this episode compounds the horror even more.

The Amnesty International  said in a tweet that, “Authorities must immediately hold the perpetrators to account and provide greater protection for women in public spaces, which women have every right to but are prevented from accessing fully, for fear of attacks exactly like this.

PM takes notice

LATEST DEVELOPMENT: Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken notice of the incident of insult to a woman in Greater Iqbal Park, Lahore.


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