Pakistan is seeing quite a lot of shocking incidents in the past decades. Many of these don’t even see the light of day and go unreported. We are talking about the merciless criminal activities that leave people in a state of trauma or worse. On 14th August, independence day, there was not much to celebrate. The country witnessed one of the most grotesque, inhumane, and criminal incidents A woman who was visiting Minar-e-Pakistan for leisure, was attacked by a mob of more than 400 men, assaulted, and harrassed.
Since then, a lot of the nation is infuriated and is asking for justice. This is a criminal act of a high order and deserves swift and just punishment. The concept of ‘Consent’ seems to be alien to these people. They think they are entitled to do whatever they want to. The lack of justice and the very nature of this incident boils the blood.
Minar-e-Pakistan Incident And The Government
According to sources, PM Imran Khan has spoken to IG Punjab regarding this incident. PM’s close aide, Zulfiqar Bukhari, also tweeted an update. It said that the perpetrators will not get away with this and each and every single criminal will be caught. They further said that they are identifying individuals through video footage. The police registered a case against 400 men for assaulting the woman, who was just minding her own business.
PM @ImranKhanPTI personally spoke to IGPunjab, police is catching all culprits involved in manhandling of female tiktoker in Lahore & those damaging statue of Ranjit Singh at LahoreFort.
These are gross violations of laws & social norms, govt won’t spare a single person involved.
— Sayed Z Bukhari (@sayedzbukhari) August 18, 2021
Every action should be taken to apprehend these animals disguised as people. Who, in their right mind, would even think of committing such an act. They don’t even stop to think what the consequences of their actions will be. Then come the people who decide to pin the blame on the victim. The writer of this article is quite shaken at the audacity that many people have in trying to justify what those men did.
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto has slammed the incident and has asked that swift justice be performed in this situation.
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
Many simply stood there and made videos, as if this was something to record and enjoy. The mindset is baffling and sick. Apart from the updates, the Punjab police have also shared a WhatsApp number. The number is so anyone, who has information about the culprits, can contact the authorities directly. They have also said that the informant’s identity will be kept confidential.
The number is 03099911911
Additionally, a special investigation team has been formed to probe into this incident further. The team itself is divided into four sub-teams,
- Investigation Team
- Forensic evidence and media team
- Intelligence collection team
- Raiding and arrest team
Let us see how the investigation develops further.
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