Pakistani stars stepped forth demanding justice for a minor maid who had been beaten to death by her employers in Rawalpindi on Wednesday.
The who’s who of Pakistan’s entertainment industry, such as Mahira Khan, Armeena Khan, Osman Khalid Butt, Shaniera Akram, and lots of others expressed their fury over the minor domestic worker named Zohra Shah getting beaten to death by her employers.
The Humsafar celebrity uttered a post regarding the child, wrote: “The demons walk freely among us.”
The demons walk freely among us.. https://t.co/3MJ1twbhyn
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) June 3, 2020
Shaniera Akram, wife of cricket legend Wasim Akram also raised her voice to the minor, while condemning people in Pakistan who fuel the issue of child labour by employing girls under the age of 14 as house help.
ANYONE who has a person working for them in their house who is under the age of 14, & I don’t care if they are your longtime staff members son or daughter whos living with you, you are breaking the law.If you really want to look after that child then send them to school not work!
— Shaniera Akram (@iamShaniera) June 3, 2020
Armeena Khan shared a powerful image of a girl releasing a bird from a cage and inserted the hashtag #JusticeForZohra.
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— Armeena 🦋 (@ArmeenaRK) June 3, 2020
Osman Khalid Butt, who’s known to be vocal against injustices in society, seemed to be at a loss of words within the incident.
Dear God. https://t.co/n3kxFWM8bW
— Osman Khalid Butt (@aClockworkObi) June 2, 2020
Singer Muniba Mazari also shared a heartbreaking post on Instagram, which read: “He killed ZOHRA for releasing the birds from the cage. May be it was mistake or may be all she wanted was to set the birds free. And she was just 8 years old. Let that sink in.”
The eight-year-old domestic labourer was tortured to death in Rawalpindi by her employers after she accidentally freed two expensive parrots, local press reported on Wednesday.
According to reports, Zohra, who hailed from Muzaffargarh, was hired to care for the child of a man identified as Hassan Siddiqui, who worked in buying and selling birds and property.
Police officials told The Independent, Siddiqui confessed that he and his wife beat up the girl, who had been working for them as a maid, in a fit of rage.