Sahib Khatoon’s murder – a major blow to the female workers of Development Sector
– Fair & impartial trail of Sahib Khatoon murder case demanded
KARACHI: The brutal murder of female social worker in Ghotki, Sahib Khatoon Mirani is strongly condemned and fair and impartial trail should be made to bring her killers to justice at any cost.
This was demanded by the participants of a protest demonstration at the Karachi Press Club, which was organized by Takhleeq Foundation on Thursday, 26 September, 2013 against the murder of its female social worker Sahib Khatoon Mirani, and for the protection of female social workers of the Development Sector. The protest was largely attended by the members of civil society organizations and people from different walks of life.
While talking to the media, the Executive Director Mr. Muhammad Yaqub, Director Programs, Ms Ayesha Rahim and Program Manager, Mr. Azher Ali Khan and others said that said that murder of Sahib Khatoon Mirani has shaken the entire Development Sector and there is a sense of insecurity amongst the all workers. They added that there is a dire need for all Civil Society Organizations to join hands and take strict security measures to protect all female workers of the Development Sector.
They further said that such incidents will affect the change in society which was witnessed in the past few years and progress and empowerment of the women will be stopped if law is not implemented in its true letter and spirit.
As husband of Sahib Khatoon Mirani was arrested by the Police, he confessed to killing her, we demand of the government high-ups to conduct fair trial and impartial investigations so that blood of Sahib Khatoon should not go in vain.
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Contact: Sheerin Soomro