Women in Pakistan are not Safe. Once again, the ugly face of misogyny can be seen across Pakistan. The recent horrendous incident in Lahore has once again brought us to the conclusion that “Pakistan is not safe for women.” The attack by a massive crowd comprised solely of men on a helpless woman in the city of colleges shows that there is no security for women in the land of pure. On August 14, a TikToker, Ayesha Akram, came to Lahore’s Minto Park (Minar-e-Pakistan/Monument of Pakistan) to celebrate the independence of her country, but she did not know that a calamity would befall her on that day. Around 400 men attacked the woman, stripped her clothes like an animal, touched her body and tossed her into the air. She was humiliated and dishonored by the goons. The videos of the attack overwhelmed the social media, showing the men harassing her incessantly without any regard for her existence. It is intolerable for any respectable human being to watch the horrible plight of the daughter of Eve.
It would not be an exaggeration to say that women are not safe and secure in the land of Quaid. The cold-blooded murder of innocent Noor Muqaddam supports the aforementioned statement that women can be attacked, killed in the name of honor and abused with impunity. Noor Muqaddam, the daughter of former Pakistani diplomat Shukat Muqaddam, was tortured to death in Islamabad on July 20. Apart from this, on September 20, a Pakistani-French woman, the mother of two children, was robbed and raped by two men in front of her children on a highway.
As the ancient people put all the blames on women for all the evils of society, so did the Police Officer-in-charge of Lahore City in an interview. He put the onus of the crime on the hapless woman.
To conclude, Women in Pakistan are not Safe. Pakistan has become one of the most dangerous places for women on earth in terms of safety and security. Sexual abuses, acid attacks, honor killings and forced marriages are commonplace. In most cases, the perpetrators go scot-free because of the lack of evidence. The victims also don’t come forward and register their complaints for the fear of defamation. There is no strict and swift law to bring rapists, assaulters and harassers to the book. Society at large continues to bury its head under the sand. All calls for the protection of women’s rights prove to be voices crying in the wilderness. It is clear that Pakistani women are doomed. Their plight is expected to continue. There is no end in sight of the violence against women. No end for sure!