Celebrities declares Farishta rape, murder case as tragedy
KARACHI (92 News) – Pakistani celebrities including actress Mahira Khan, Singer Shehzad Roy, Zeba Bakhtiar and cricketer Younis Khan joined members of civil society at a press meet on Thursday.
The Pakistani celebrities briefed at the Karachi Press Club which aimed at highlighting the Farishta rape and murder case. Speaking to the journalists, the celebrities called out authorities for not having a system in place to avoid such tragic incidents in the future.
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“There was Zainab’s case a while back and now we are facing another similar case,” Mahira said.
“Awareness regarding ‘good touch, bad touch’ should start from home. Let’s make sure we don’t come across another incident like Farishta’s. Such stories are terrifying. Awareness about sexual abuse should begin at home and school.”
Mahira also shared how victims who have gone through such ordeals should be given therapy sessions. “Mental health of such minors should be a priority,” added the actor. “Education begins at home. We hope such incidents aren’t repeated.”
On the occasion, Shehzad Roy shed light on how shelters and legal aid for abuse survivors are minimal. “Police should be trained properly to deal with such cases,” the singer-cum-activist stated. “When Zainab’s case happened, we should’ve made sure nothing like that happens again.”
“In many parts of the country, there aren’t any proper systems available for minors suffering from sexual abuse, rape. Many minors suffer from the same fate as Zainab and Farishta and those who don’t, are not provided with basic necessities,” added Roy.
Actress Zeba Bakhtiar has said that everyone care about its respect, due to this mostly people do not report the rape cases. “It always says that don’t talk about these matters commonly in Pakistan but we should have to discuss with our children,” she added.
Former Pakistani team skipper Younis Khan said in Pashto language, “I request all the society members to raise their voice against the rape case of children. Now time has come, we will fulfill the dream which saw about our Pakistan.”