Our women, children and transgenders are not safe in this country as we can see a growing number of rape and harassment cases in Pakistan. The recent motorway incident has sparked a new debate and there is an outrage on social media. People are angry, frustrated, and scared for their safety.
Different hashtags are trending on Twitter so that the voice of masses reach to the concerned authorities but alas, they are sleeping and we are at our own.
Yesterday, thousands of people from every corner of Pakistan gathered to protest in their cities. They demanded safety and security for women and also removal of the CCPO from his post due to his insensitive remarks and blaming the survivor.
The main demands of protestors were: immediate removal of CCPO Lahore, introduce gender-sensitive curricula, increase government’s spending on women’s education, safety and health, women and feminists must be given space for independent political action and many more.
The protest was attended by Pakistani celebrities as well who raised their voice to get justice. Meesha Shafi, Saba Hamid, Hajra Yamin, Frieha Altaf, Sanam Saeed, Zara Noor Abbas attended the protest.