Notable female personalities took to their social media handles to express their disappointment and anger over the tragic ‘Minar-e-Pakistan’ incident where a girl was harassed by a mob of 400 men.
A viral video shows a woman being sexually assaulted by a large group of men at Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore on 14 August, Pakistan’s independence day. The incident has been confirmed after a First Information Report (FIR) was registered.
Aseefa Bhutto Zardari wrote: “All those trying to justify, defend or downplay the horrific incident at #MinareEPakistan will be blocked. No time for paid trolls trying to project an image of safety when women are being raped from motorways to historical sights to graveyards.”
Federal Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari has said that the Ministry of Human Rights is in touch with Punjab authorities to ensure strict action.
MoHR is in touch with Punjab authorities to ensure strict action ag perpetrators of the condemnable attack on a woman in Greater Iqbal Park Lahore. Arrests made, FIRs done. MoHR following up. But we need to try & change such violent behavioral patterns in our ppl. #lahoreincident— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) August 18, 2021