As Lahore CCPO Umar Sheikh tells Pakistani ladies that our societies don’t permit females to journey by themselves submit midnight, Pakistani lawyer Khadija Siddiqui, who was stabbed 23 occasions in broad daylight in Lahore, reminds the officer of what had occurred in her personal case.
She additionally asks as to beneath what authority may the CCPO set “time limits” on ladies’s journey.
Siddiqui was reacting to the CCPO’s feedback on the motorway rape case, the place the latter had mentioned that girls shouldn’t be travelling on their very own late at evening for their very own security.
The officer, who can be alleged to be main the investigation of the motorway rape case, is being criticised for utilizing language that tantamounts to victim-blaming.
Siddiqui was attacked on Could 3, 2016, close to Lahore’s Shimla Hill the place she, alongside along with her driver, had gone to select up her youthful sister from college. She survived the assault and went by way of a protracted drawn course of earlier than her case was lastly resolved and the accused punished.
Her attacker, Shah Hussain, was convicted within the case final yr and was awarded a 5 yr sentence.
Siddiqui at present practices legislation in Lahore.