Pakistani celebrities have gathered outside the Karachi Press Club today to protest against the rape and murder of eight-year-old Zainab in Kasur, Punjab.
Renowned faces such as Faysal Quraishi, Ayesha Omar and Nadia Hussain spoke to the media outside. Qureshi said, “We have addressed a similar issue before. We have made various dramas about it as well. But here’s the thing…How can a five or six-year-old girl resist a grown man?”
He further added, “We are blaming the parents, blaming the issue and not being aware enough. But there is sound awareness regarding sexual abuse in American schools and it’s happen there as well. The only difference is that we see results there. Justice is served.”
Yesterday, the protest many other celebs as well.
Mahira Khan came forth and said that she wishes a time would come when no one will have to come out on the streets demanding justice for any more such cases. “It’s high time we need to put this in our syllabus so that all the children get to know about it. The parents also need to be educated regarding sexual abuse,” said the actor.
Singer Shahzad Roy added that we need to change the social fabric of Pakistan. “We need to create a society where a child who has been abused can talk to their parents and they can take necessary steps to help the child instead of being in denial about it,” he said.
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