Shaniera Akram wants to join the police force, rangers to catch rapists

Amid the rising cases of sex crimes in Pakistan, activist lashed out after another six-year-old's rape in Karachi

Entertainment Desk July 30, 2021

Shaniera Akram shared a series of tweets yesterday condemning the incessant brutality against women and children after another rape and murder case of a minor in Karachi came to fore. After explaining the gravity of the situation, she asserted that she'd like to join the police force, or the rangers to catch "these monsters" herself.

A six-year-old girl, who was reported missing around midnight from Karachi’s Korangi area since 9pm on Tuesday, was found murdered after being subjected to torture and rape, the police said on Wednesday. A dozen suspects were rounded up and detained for questioning after the minor's body was found in a garbage dump near her house following a search of nearly eight hours.

The deceased was shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for medico-legal formalities and it emerged that the child had been subjected to rape, sodomy and then murder.

“Things have got to change, it’s got to stop. Things have to change as it stands today, no child in Pakistan is safe”, said Shaniera in a tweet. Highlighting the deep-rooted issue of child sexual abuse in Pakistan, she added, “We are not just dealing with groomers and hidden rock spiders amongst our communities. We are currently dealing with predators whose sole intention is to go out to rape and kill our children!”

Akram continued, “Until every child is safe, No children are safe! This little girl, the same age as mine, went out to play and never came back. Tell me to stop talking about it, Go on I dare you?? This happened 20 min from my home. This happened in my city, this happening in our country. And this keeps on happening! Tell me to stop? I won’t! #6yearOldRapedAndMurdered #Korangi #Karachi.”

And with regard to the justifications many give when questioned about the violence against women and children in Pakistan, Akram responded furiously, “Stop telling me this happens everywhere. I’m telling you it’s happening in Pakistan. And I refuse to ignore it until our country does something about it! Too much pain, too much blood spilled. Not enough awareness. Not enough is being done to stop it. When will it end?”

During his recent appearance on PBSO News Hour, Prime Minister Imran Khan had clarified his stance on the rising sex crimes in Pakistan and asserted that only the rapists are responsible for rape. However, he also stated that “rape cases in Pakistan compared to Western countries are minuscule,” adding that “we have our issues, cultural problems, which every nation has. But as far as a woman’s dignity goes, this society gives more respect and dignity to women.”

To conclude her series of tweets, Akram asserted, “forget going into politics,” something even the likes of Mehwish Hayat is considering these days, and added, “I want to join the police force and rangers to go get these monsters myself. Nothing would make me happier!”

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