Pakistani celebrities demand #JusticeForNoor after her brutal murder

Noor Muqaddam was killed in Islamabad by Zahir Zamir Jaffer,

KARACHI: Pakistani celebrities have taken to social media to express outrage and demand justice for the murder of 27-year-old Noor Muqaddam, daughter of the former ambassador to South Korea.

Noor Muqaddam was killed in Islamabad by Zahir Zamir Jaffer, son of Zakir Jaffer, whose family were the ex-diplomat’s acquaintances. According to the report filed, Noor was slaughtered after being shot at, and now Twitter is fuming with rage.

Several celebrities are also in utter dismay and expressed their horror and anger in the aftermath of the gruesome murder.

Actor Osman Khalid Butt said, “It is difficult to celebrate this Eid, knowing the utterly barbaric murder that took one of this city’s brightest, best souls from us,” he wrote, adding, “If you’re reading this, please take a moment to pray for Noor and her family.” In another tweet he urged, “Put Zahir Jaffer on the Exit Control List.”

Singer Meesha Shafi tweeted: “Another day. Another woman brutally killed. Another hashtag. Another trauma. Another (likely) unsolved case. Another trigger. Another fear fest. Another rage roar. Another eid. ‘Protection of women’ bill oppose kernay walon ko mubarik. #JusticeForNoor”

While Mahira Khan shared a thread by Aisha Fayyazi Sarwari to reinstate how Noor’s was a case of gender based violence. And in a follow-up tweet she added, “#JusticeforSaima #justiceforquratulain #JusticeforNoor #EidMubarak”

Actress Mawra Hocane also lamented on Twitter, saying, “Disturbing news from the capital! We call ourselves civilised? Harassment, rapes, strangling women to death, beheading women.. absolutely barbaric! Extremely, extremely heartbreaking and scary… Sending so much love and prayers to the family!”

Host and actor Faysal Qureshi asked how many murdered women will it take for justice to finally be served. “The hashtags change but the barbarism remains the same. No legal conclusions to date. How many more women will be murdered before justice is finally served? Rest In Peace, Noor Mukadam. We fail yet again to protect our women and children.”

While actor Ali Rehman Khan tweeted, “Still trying to wrap my head around what happened. My thoughts and prayers are with Noor’s family. Barbarians like him cannot be set free. Justice needs to be served. #JusticeForNoor”

Activist, anchor, model and motivational speaker Muniba Mazari said, “We live in a “heartless, inhumane and unjust society,” where three precious lives were lost at the hands of patriarchy in three days. “This pretty much sums up where we are heading to. We have failed them as a society. Appalled, ashamed and disgusted to the core! #JusticeForNoor #JusticeforSaima #justiceforquratulain”

Singer Jawad Ahmad said, “#JusticeForNoor Noor was shot at and then beheaded by a man. Those who rejected Women Protection Bill, including shameless Imran Khan, are the culprits. When a misogynist PM says that rapes by non robotic men are a result of dresses women wear, these incidents are bound to increase.”