Celebrities demand justice for Sadaf  Zahra

By: News Desk      Published: 04:15 PM, 9 Jul, 2020
Celebrities demand justice for Sadaf  Zahra

Pakistani journalist Ali Salman Alvi has been arrested for allegedly killing his wife Sadaf Zahra Naqvi in Rawalpindi's Yousuf Colony.

According to the FIR registered at Airport Police Station by the victim's sister Mahwish Zahra, the incident occurred on June 29.

A hashtag, #JustcieForZahra, started trending on Twitter after Rawalpindi Police tweeted about the issue.

Celebrities such as Osman Khalid Butt, Ushna Shah and Ali Gul Pir took to Twitter and condemned the brutal act.

Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari said that a bill for domestic violence will be tabled in the National Assembly. "The Domestic Violence (Protection and Prevention) Bill 2020 prepared by MOHR and approved by CCLC and Cabinet will be tabled today in NA. Our Senior Citizens Bill has been with the NA Standing Committee on HR since before the Pandemic restrictions. Hoping it is expedited soon," she shared.

Taking to Twitter, actor Osman Khalid Butt wrote: “This is heart-breaking. I don't have the words.”

Ushna Shah was 'heartbroken and livid!'

Ali Gul Pir wrote, “This lady spoke up about domestic abuse and told “her friend’s” story of abuse at home. Days later, she was allegedly killed by her husband who is now arrested. When someone speaks up about abuse, we must support them. This is what happens when we say “bardasht kero.”

Digital rights activist Nighat Dad also shared her two cents.

“Sadaf who did an entire thread on domestic violence was a victim of domestic abuse herself and on June 29th her dead body was found at her place. In the same thread, she said she will be participating in #AuratMarch for herself, her daughter & future generations. Read and weep,” she tweeted.