A Pakistani news anchor brought her minor daughter to the news studio that she is an anchor at, to make a point about how she felt as a mother in the aftermath of the rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl in Pakistan’s Kasur district.
Kiran Naz, anchor of Samaa TV, started the live show by saying “Aaj main ek mezbaan nahi hun, aaj main ek maa hoon isiliye main apni bachi ke saath baithi hun”( Today I am not an anchor. I am here as a mother that’s why I am sitting here with my daughter).
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Not often that you see a TV news anchor bring her own child to her news cast – @SAMAATV ‘s Kiran Naz did precisely that to make a point about how she felt as a mother in Pakistan #JusticeForZainab #Justice4Zainab pic.twitter.com/6XMXQJmfzV
— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) January 10, 2018
The anchor then goes on to talk about the brutal rape and murder of the minor girl Zainab and uses strong words against the perpetrators who committed the crime.
Taking a dig at the system, Naz says: “There will be investigation, enquiry, a committee will be set up, but she doesn’t need all these. The truth is god will give her justice when the perpetrators will be helpless.
Hundreds of enraged protestors clashed with the police on Wednesday over the rape and murder of the minor girl. The Punjab administration said that six personnel, including four policemen and two civil defence personnel, were arrested for allegedly opening fire at the mob.
Zainab, 7, was abducted on January 4 when she had gone to a religious centre in Road Kot area. Later, her body was recovered from a heap of trash near the Shahbaz Khan Road. Her parents, who were in Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah, arrived in Islamabad on Tuesday and laid her body to rest in a graveyard.