Minar-e-Pakistan Incident: Celebrities React to the Heinous Crime

The incident came to the surface when videos from the scene went viral on social media.

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As we celebrated the 74th Independence Day of Pakistan on August 14, 2021, another incident of assault was reported in Lahore. 400 men sexually harassed a woman at Lahore’s Minar-e-Pakistan, leaving the nation in shock and disbelief.

The incident came to the surface when videos from the scene went viral on social media. Several hashtags started trending on Twitter and netizens demanded punishment for the 400 criminals who attacked a TikToker named Ayesha Akram as she went to the park with four of her friends to celebrate Independence Day.

Police have registered a case against the people involved in the incident and an investigation is underway. Meanwhile, Pakistani celebrities, activists, journalists and politicians also spoke up against the heinous crime, asking the authorities to serve justice and demand a safer country for women.

Superstar Mahira Khan also took to her Twitter and wrote,

“I can’t believe what I just saw!!! I’ve said it before and I will say it again – make an example out of these men!”

 

Saba Qamar wrote,

“I’m at a loss for words right now, Empty just empty and I truly feel sorry from the core of my heart! High time we should take an action as soon as possible otherwise this will keep going on and on and we will keep failing as a society like always!”

 

“Another day, another incident. This time it was at #MinarePakistan on the #IndependenceDay. This time it’s about a woman assaulted by not 1, not 2 but 400 MEN! Let that sink in!,” wrote Muniba Mazari.

 

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Written by Munazza Mehmood

Writer by day, biryani enthusiast by night. Completely drowned into the world of K-pop.

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