Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken notice of the Minar e Pakistan, where TikToker Ayesha Akram was harassed by hundreds of men and ordered authorities to take immediate action against everyone involved in the incident, the video of which has sparked nationwide outrage on social media.
The premier has contacted Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Punjab Inam Ghani and ordered the immediate arrest of everyone involved in the Minar e Pakistan incident, said PTI leader Zulfi Bukhari on Twitter.
He said the police is catching all culprits involved in the manhandling of female TikToker in Lahore as well as those damaging the statue of Ranjit Singh at Lahore Fort. “These are gross violations of laws and social norms” added Bukhari. “Government won’t spare a single person involved.”
PM @ImranKhanPTI personally spoke to IGPunjab, police is catching all culprits involved in manhandling of female tiktoker in Lahore & those damaging statue of Ranjit Singh at LahoreFort.— Sayed Z Bukhari (@sayedzbukhari) August 18, 2021
These are gross violations of laws & social norms, govt won’t spare a single person involved.
It is pertinent to mention that nobody has been arrested so far in the incident at Minar e Pakistan, where TikToker Ayesha Akram was sexually harassed by hundreds of men. These men reportedly stole her ring and earrings in the process along with her friend’s mobile phone, his CNIC and Rs. 15,000 cash on hand.
“The unidentified persons assaulted us violently,” the complainant, TikToker Ayesha Akram, added in her First Information Report.
The video of the Minar-e-Pakistan incident went viral on social media and sparked outrage among netizens who are demanding immediate action against those involved in the heinous act.
TW— Shireen Asa’ad (@ShireenAijaz) August 17, 2021
I don’t have words to describe the anger & pain that I’m in. even animals are far better and I love them but these ppl are assholes you can say These are the same ppl that say this is the Islamic nation and are celebrating talibans.
یہ ہے اس قوم کا اصل چہرا ،وحشی درندے pic.twitter.com/3ynGDBXaTH
CM Punjab Usman Buzdar has also taken notice of the incident and ordered a detailed report from Capital City Police Officer (CCPO).
The First Information Report (FIR) has been registered against unknown personnel on the complaint of TikToker Ayesha Akram under Sections 354 A (assault or use of criminal force against woman and stripping her of her clothes), 382 (theft after preparation made for causing death, hurt or restraint in order to commit the theft), 147 (rioting) and 149 (unlawful assembly) of the Pakistan Penal Code.
In this regard case# 988/21 has been registered at PS Lorry adda and all possible efforts are being made to identify the culprits through video evidence and CCTV footage.— DIG Operations Lahore (@DIGOpsLahore) August 17, 2021
Minar e Pakistan Incident
TikToker Ayesha Ikram was filming a video at Lahore’s Greater Iqbal Park near Minar-e-Pakistan on Independence Day when hundreds of unidentified men attacked the girl and her friends.
According to the details, these men sexually harassed the girl, who was TikToker Ayesha Akram, and even tore her clothes while throwing her up in the air. The Lahore Police has registered an FIR and the matter in under investigation.
Ayesha Ikram added that she and her friends tried to escape the crowd of men and the park’s security guard also tried to help by opening the enclosure around Minar-e-Pakistan but the crowd followed them as people were scaling the enclosure.
“However, the crowd was huge and people were scaling the enclosure and coming towards us. People were pushing and pulling me to the extent that they tore my clothes. Several people tried to help me but the crowd was too huge and they kept throwing me in the air,” she said.