HR Minister calls for actions to change mindsets

-Minar-e-Pakistan incident

By Hina Kiyani

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari says that the Ministry of Human Rights (MoHR) is in touch with Punjab authorities to ensure strict action against the perpetrators of the condemnable attack on a woman in Greater Iqbal Park, Lahore.
Arrests made, FIRs done, she said in a tweet adding that the Ministry of Human Rights is following up the incident. “We need to try and change such violent behavioral patterns in our people. We have awareness programs, laws etc.,’ she said in a separate tweet.
‘Certainly effective implementation of our laws will have some deterrent effect but mindsets also have to change to stop crimes against all vulnerable members of our society,†she said adding “that is the challenge we are now focusing on along with law implementation.’
Ealier, Bilawal Bhutto and Fayyazul Hassan Chohan also condemned the incident in strong words. A video of insulting, assaulting and harassing a female TikToker named Ayesha Akram, in Lahore went viral on social media. A case was registered against 400 persons after Punjab CM Usman Buzdar took notice of the incident.
The accused not only tortured the woman but also tore down her clothes. The mob also snatched phones, gold jewelery and cash from the victim and her six companions.
Police registered a case at the complaint of Ayesha Akram, a resident of Shahdara. According to Ayesha, she was busy making a video with her colleagues when the mob attacked them.
According to Lahore police, a case has been registered against 400 people. The suspects are being identified based on footage and other evidence, and arrests will be made soon.