WOMEN SPEAK | Dear CCPO Lahore! don't tell us when to go out, do YOUR job instead!

The women of Pakistan are speaking aggressively against the victim blaming!

On Tuesday night, two men raped a mother of two in front of her children at gunpoint while she was waiting for help on the motorway. After that, they stole her purse, which contained Rs100,000 in cash, a bracelet, the car registration papers, and three ATM cards.

Reports state that the woman\\’s car stalled after she crossed the toll plaza on the Lahore-Sialkot motorway because she ran out of fuel. The terrified woman called a relative in Gujranwala and the motorway police helpline for help. The latter said that they had not been able to take action as the incident did not occur in the Motorway Police\\’s limits, while the former left home to reach her location only to find the woman blood-stained and terrified.

However, the woman\\’s suffering did not end there because then came the Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO), Umar Sheikh. Umar Sheikh is the lead investigator of the heinous motorway incident. On Thursday, while speaking to a private television channel, he questioned the victim\\’s choices and said:

I am surprised that the woman, a mother of three traveling alone at night, chose to travel through Ring Road instead of taking the GT Road that was relatively “safer”. If she had decided to travel via motorway, she should have checked her fuel tank because no petrol pumps were on that route.


Pakistanis women are not going to take the victim-blaming nicely. CCPO\\’s statement enraged many activists and social media users. Here is what Pakistani women have to say:

Shireen Mazari and Hina Rabbani Khar also condemned the CCPO\\’s words:

STOP Being an Enabler!

CCPO\\’s statement makes it pretty clear that even our \\’protectors\\’ are only interested in blaming the victim. A cat, a newborn baby, a 5-year-old girl, a mother, and so many more have been sexually abused. However, it will still be the question of HER clothes, HER personality, choices SHE made, time SHE was out or location SHE was at. People will always find a way to blame the victim while the rapists continue to roam freely.

What are your thoughts on this? Please share with us in the comment section below.

  • CCPO is absolutely correct. 3 police constable die a few years ago by terrorists or God knows by whom and Police closed the case within a week saying without reaching any conclusion. VERY GOOD THAT SHE WAS RAPED SHE SHE SHOULD HAVE BEEN TORN APART. If it was a male child raped and torn into pieces everybody would have been blaming him.. If it was USA 10000000% the police would have raped her… Aurat ki badmashee khatam karo har koyee Kernel ki Biwi bana hay..

  • , It’s not CCPO fault that woman forgot to fill up her tank, went on highway on night. It was woman fault and she should be questioned. CCPO is not maligning her for rape, but Saying that precautions should be made.

  • I condemn this heinous crime but also condemn her lack of common sense. Tragic like this happen all over the world where sick people attack and rape stranded women. She is French national (Dual National). All NGO’s in Pakistan are active so France acknowledged their support and send them donations and Citizenship offers.

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