As Lahore CCPO Umar Sheikh tells Pakistani girls that our societies don’t permit females to journey by themselves publish 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 might the CCPO set “time limits” on girls’s journey.
Siddiqui was reacting to the CCPO’s feedback on the motorway rape case, the place the latter had stated that girls shouldn’t be travelling on their very own late at evening for their very own security.
The officer, who can also be presupposed 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 Might 3, 2016, close to Lahore’s Shimla Hill the place she, alongside together with her driver, had gone to select up her youthful sister from college. She survived the assault and went by means 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 12 months and was awarded a 5 12 months sentence.
Siddiqui at present practices legislation in Lahore.