"My country is a playground for murderers, rapists, harassers!”
Mawra Hocane has tweeted her disgust over the lack of justice Pakistani women face, calling the country a “playground for murderers”.
This comes amid the shocking death of Sara Bibi, who was allegedly killed by her husband.
Sara had been married to Shahnawaz Amir, the son of senior journalist Ayaz Amir.
On September 22, 2022, the couple got into an altercation as Shahnawaz suspected that Sara was having an affair.
He claimed that Sara tried to strangle him. He ended up pushing her away.
Shahnawaz went on to tell police that he hit his wife over the head with a dumbbell, resulting in her death.
Shahnawaz remains in custody while his father has since been arrested.
However, an investigation is still ongoing and it is such violent acts against women in Pakistan that have led to people expressing their anger over the lack of justice.
Among those is Mawra Hocane who highlighted the number of perpetrators who remain at large.
She tweeted: “Noor Mukadam’s murderer still lives. Motorway rape case is still unresolved. Khadija’s stabber is roaming freely.
“After what Usman Mirza, Danish Sheikh and Zahir Jaffer did, why are we still surprised at Shahnawaz Amir’s case?
“My country is a playground for murderers, rapists, harassers!”
#Noormukadam ‘s murderer still alive.
Motorway rape case still unresolved.
Khadija’s stabber roaming freely.
After #UsmanMirza #DanishSheikh #ZahirJaffer Why are we surprised at #ShahnawazAmir case?
My country is a playground for murderers/rapists/harassers!!!! #JusticeForSarah
— MAWRA HOCANE (Hussain) (@MawraHocane) September 25, 2022
Mawra was not the only one questioning the lack of justice for women in Pakistan.
Actor Usman Mukhtar said: “Another woman brutally murdered. Another hashtag asking for justice.
“How long till women feel safe to leave violent situations and marriages?
“How long till they receive support before they’re killed?
“How long till we stop asking what she must have done to cause this?”
Mahira Khan tweeted: “How long before we get any sort of justice for any woman who has been killed at the hands of rage and privilege. Another hashtag. Another long wait for justice. Justice delayed is justice denied.”
Social media personality Momin Saqib said:
“From Noor to Sarah and all the unreported victims of heinous crimes across the country, this is a bitter reflection of core realities, which proves the alarming need of strict legislation against perpetrators!
“#JusticeForSarah, may there never be another hashtag for any human!”
Television host Dr Shaista Lodhi said:
“Our society has chronic problems that go unaddressed and aren’t even adequately discussed, because of hypocritically brushing them under the carpet.
“Violence against women and children, gender-based violence, sexual abuse of women and children are gruesome realities.”