In recent days, a social media storm has erupted in Pakistan over the Canadian-origin festival Scrapfest, which is due to be held in Karachi.
The festival, which is aimed at supporting the LGBTQ community, has sparked a heated debate among the people of Pakistan, with many speaking out against it and calling for a ban.
Scrapfest is a well-known festival that has been held annually in Canada for the past few years, attracting thousands of visitors from around the world.
The festival aims to promote diversity and inclusivity and is seen by many as a symbol of progress and acceptance.
However, in a country like Pakistan, where homosexuality is illegal and deeply taboo, the festival has caused a great deal of controversy.
Many conservative and religious groups in Pakistan have taken to social media to express their outrage at the festival,
Some were calling it ‘immoral and against the values of Pakistani society’.Others have threatened to stage protests and disrupt the event if it goes ahead.
In a statement, a spokesperson for the organizers of Scrapfest said,
We understand that the festival may be controversial in some quarters, but we believe that it is important to promote equality and acceptance for all people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
However, the Pakistani Muslim community is completely opposed to it since it contradicts fundamental Muslim principles and rights.
Netizens have responded to this event with rough and painful words, saying that we, too, would face Allah and that we must speak out against this movement and call for the ban in Pakistan.
Despite the backlash, the organizers of Scrapfest remain defiant and have vowed to go ahead with the event as planned.
They believe that the festival has the potential to inspire positive change in Pakistan and to help break down the barriers that still exist between different communities.
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Festival should be baned and whoever is involved should be punished infront of public