Mahira Khan, Hamza Ali Abbasi, others join hands for #JusticeforFarishta

Published: May 22, 2019
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Police have recovered the body of a 10-year-old girl from bushes on the edge of Islamabad. The girl – identified by the police as Farishta – was the daughter of Gul Nabi, who hails from Mohmand tribal district.

The minor’s body was recovered from bushes on the edge of Islamabad. As the harrowing details of the gruesome incident unfolded, it transpired that the girl was sexually abused before she was murdered and her body left to decompose in the bushes in the jurisdiction of Chak Shahzad police station.

The case caused an uproar on social media after many condemned the murder and slammed the authorities for not taking prompt actions against the missing case.

Among others, celebrities also criticised how the culprits are still at large.

Mahira Khan 

“Sick to my stomach. Stop sharing graphic images of the poor child. For Gods sake! Twitter is there not a way to disable people from uploading such content online?” she wrote.

Jawad Ahmad 

“I’m a citizen of the world and my homeland is Pakistan. I dwell in Lahore but I’m from all the provinces of Pakistan. My heart lives in KPK and FATA too,”  the singer tweeted. “I demand Justice For Farishta just as I did for Zainab. Rape is inexcusable. Her pic makes my heart bleed. Arrest and punish the culprits.”

Hamza Ali Abbasi

“If we claim that we derive our constitution from Quran, then demons like Zainab/Farishta’s rapists/murderers guilty of Fasaad fil Ardh should be killed in a “PAINFUL MANNER” (example Stoned to Death or crucifixion till death). May Allah help us all,” the actor-turned-activist shared.

According to bereaved father, the girl went out of her house, located in Ali Pur Bank Stop area, to play with her friends on May 15, but didn’t return.

After failing to find her, the family feared that she might have been abducted. Subsequently, they reported the matter to the local police, who refused to file the first information report (FIR), thus delaying the search for the girl.

The father claimed that he had visited the Shahzad Town police station several times with a request to lodge the FIR – but to no avail.

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  • Salahuddin
    May 22, 2019 - 5:13PM

    Inhuman act by the killer/s and rapist/s. Arrest them immediately and punish them and make an example out of them lest the series continue.Recommend

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