Three Pakistani celebrities have become the first women in the conservative nation’s history to publicly reveal that they were sexually abused as children, amid a national furore over the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl. The actor Nadia Jamil, designer Maheen Khan, and PR guru Frieha Altaf shared their stories on social media. Jamil told her 100,000 Twitter followers on Saturday that “I was 4 the first time I was abused sexually”.
Roads have been blocked and vehicles burned in Kasur in Pakistan as hundreds of people protested against police inaction in the case of a seven-year-old girl who was raped and murdered last week. The body of the girl, Zainab, was found in a rubbish dump on Tuesday. She was the 12th child to have been murdered in the past year within a 1.2-mile (2km) radius of Kasur, a city in the province of Punjab scarred by years of paedophilia scandals.
A Pakistani journalist who ranks among the foremost critics of the country’s powerful military establishment on Wednesday made a dramatic escape after several armed men attempted to kidnap him on a busy motorway. Taha Siddiqui, who reports for who reports for France 24 and in 2014 won France’s equivalent of the Pulitzer, the Albert Londres Prix award, told a press conference in Islamabad that he suspected security services of ordering his abduction - an allegation few dare make inside Pakistan.
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