Condemning the brutal murder of human rights activist Sabeen Mahmud in Karachi on Friday night, civil society organisations protested in the provincial capital on Saturday.
“Pakistan is an unsafe country for those who are working for the rights of people and helping them in raising their voice,” said human rights activist. Qamar Naseem during the demonstration in Khyber Bazaar. It is through the efforts of these activists that people are made aware of their role in social and economic development, said Naseem.
“The situation in Pakistan for human rights activists is going from bad to worse,” he said. “Our society is becoming more and more intolerant and this is not a good sign, we have to be tolerant and accommodative.” Later, a candlelit vigil was observed to honour Mahmud’s struggle for the rights of people.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 26th, 2015.
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