A woman was robbed and gang raped in front of her children on the Lahore to Gujranwala motorway while nobody came to her rescue. CCPO Lahore, Umer Sheikh while sharing the details of the incident said that the woman should perhaps taken a different more crowded route to be safe. Pakistani’s are enraged at his comment and can’t help but question the extent to which victim blaming exists in our society.
We are glad that our politicians have taken notice. Shireen Mazari was offended at CCPOs statement and she said that his statement is an attempt to justify a horrendous crime
PM Imran Khan has taken serious notice of the incident and 12 men have been arrested as suspects. We hope that justice will be served and the rapists will be made out to be an example for the rest.