Tuba Anwar Opens Up About Relating to Noor Muqaddam and Victim Blaming Culture

The actress shared her thoughts on women’s rights and victim blaming by society.

Actress Syeda Tuba Anwar, recently told BBC Urdu how the news of Noor Muqaddam’s brutal murder had taken place when she was struggling, and that it resonates with her personal experiences.

“I particularly started speaking up because it happened in my life at a point where I was personally suffering through a tough time in my life. I could connect to Noor. I never met her, never knew her before this but I felt so deeply for her on so many levels,” she remarked.

The former wife of the late televangelist Aamir Liaquat Hussain has often spoken up about how violence against women in Pakistan often end up in victim blaming instead of a strong judicial support system. She has also been campaigning for awareness about Muqaddam’s case, especially because she could “relate” to the experience.

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The Bharaas actress also raised the issues of women’s rights, violence against women, and the growing trend of victim blaming in Pakistan in her interview.

“There’s a norm of victim blaming in our society. I don’t understand why it happens, to be honest, maybe it’s a lack of education or perhaps awareness, but I feel like it is my responsibility as a public figure to aware people of what’s happening around them,” Anwar explained.

She added, “If around such sensitive topics, even if one person learns or unlearns their toxic behaviors from me, then I feel like my purpose is complete”.

Noor Muqaddam
Noor Muqaddam

Last year, Noor Muqaddam, the daughter of former diplomat Shaukat Mukadam, was brutally murdered by Zahir Jaffer in an upscale neighborhood of Islamabad. The incident shook the nation, prompting it to demand justice for her.

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Syeda Tuba Anwar was married to the late Dr. Aamir Liaquat Hussain for four years (2018-2022). She had a falling out with the Inaam Ghar host, after which she became a victim of online trolling. Even after the passing of her ex-husband, netizens still continue to bash her online and even blame her for an alleged connection to his death.


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