Responsible must be brought to justice, Bilawal furious over Minar e Pakistan incident
Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the assault of young women by a mob at Minar e Pakistan should shame every Pakistani.
in a Tweet, he went on saying, “It speaks to rot in our society. Those responsible must be brought to justice.”
He added, “The women of Pakistan feel insecure and it is all our responsibility to ensure safety and equal rights to all.”
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.
— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) August 18, 2021
A case has been registered by the police against hundreds of unknown persons for attacking a female TikToker and her friends at the Greater Iqbal Park – Minar e Pakistan on Independence Day.
The FIR has been registered at the Lorry Adda police station against anonymous accused on the grievance of the victim under sections 354 A (assault or use of criminal force against woman and stripping her of her clothes), 382 (theft after preparation made for causing death, hurt or restraint in order to commit the theft), 147 (rioting) and 149 (unlawful assembly) of the Pakistan Penal Code, local media reported.
“However, the crowd was huge and people were scaling the enclosure and coming towards us. People were pushing and pulling me to the extent that they tore my clothes. Several people tried to help me but the crowd was too huge and they kept throwing me in the air,” she said.
The victim stated in her statement to the police that she went to make a video near Minar-e-Pakistan on Independence Day along with her six friends that’s when a huge mob of 300 to 400 people assaulted and harassed them.
She also stated that they strained to escape from the disturbing situation but all in the strain as the crowd was enormous and fierce.
It was also claimed in the statement to the Police that the people attacked them in such a way her clothes were even torn.
During the disturbing episode, her ring and earrings were also snatched, adding that a mobile phone of her friend, and some cash were also stolen, stated the TikToker.
Furthermore, Lahore DIG Operations Sajid Kiyani ordered the superintendent of police (SP) to seize the accused instantly by identifying the suspects from the video circulating on social media.
This is one of the many videos that are being shared on WhatsApp groups showing how men were groping her and touching her. Look at the number of people in this video!! All she wanted to do was celebrate Independence Day at minar e Pakistan. Is that a crime? pic.twitter.com/9LPaWAo4wQ
— Nida Abbas (@OutOnAbudget) August 16, 2021
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