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  • Bilawal Bhutto’s feedback got here throughout a gathering with organisers of the Aurat March’s Karachi chapter on Wednesday.
  • Bilawal notes that ladies’s “powerful voices” through the Aurat March 2021 “challenged those who deny their abilities”.
  • “The misuse of blasphemy laws by certain elements to target women marchers is regrettable,” he provides.

KARACHI: PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Wednesday expressed remorse over the “misuse of blasphemy laws” to focus on the Aurat March organisers following the rally earlier this month.

Bilawal Bhutto’s feedback got here throughout a meeting with organisers of the Aurat March’s Karachi chapter following a flurry of hate, threats of violence, and intimidation towards girls, the transgender group, and non-binary people protesting towards oppression on Worldwide Girls’s Day.

Earlier, pictures and movies printed on social media by unidentified people shortly after Aurat March 2021 — Girls’s March — was held in numerous cities throughout Pakistan brought on an argument as a result of it was, according to the organisers, edited to incorporate subtitles that maliciously misinterpreted completely different phrases of their chants which have resonated 12 months after 12 months.

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In his assembly with the rally organisers, the PPP boss mentioned girls’s “powerful voices” through the Aurat March 2021 “challenged those who deny their abilities”.

“The misuse of blasphemy laws by certain elements to target women marchers is regrettable,” he mentioned following a briefing on Aurat March’s safety considerations and different points within the context of false propaganda and doctored movies.

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Noting that ladies’s function is necessary in all walks of life, Bilawal Bhutto mentioned he was “happy” that organisers of the Aurat March 2021 “highlighted the frustrations and problems of Pakistani women”.

Representatives of the transgender group and non-binary people had been additionally current within the assembly and apprised the PPP chair of the issues they face each every day and within the aftermath of the rally.

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“Aurat March organisers thanked Bilawal and the PPP for their continued support for women’s rights,” the get together mentioned on Twitter, including that he listened to their calls for and warranted them of the Sindh authorities’s continued assist for his or her trigger.

A younger voice amongst Pakistan’s aged lawmakers, the 32-year-old politician additionally talked about the brave function of his mom, the late Benazir Bhutto, when the Aurat March organisers spoke of the threats they had been consistently receiving.

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Earlier, numerous doctored movies and pictures — a part of what Pakistani activists termed was misinformation — had generated anger on social media and led to rallies, particularly in federal capital Islamabad, demanding authorized motion towards the Aurat March organisers.

To assist their assertion, Aurat March organisers had shared the unique video clip from the rally whereby the right phrases have been used and the right subtitles offered.

So intense and relentless was the misinformation marketing campaign that Aurat March organisers needed to share a reminder that the “doctored videos are still available online and no action has been taken”.

Seasoned political analyst and host of a Geo Information speak present, Shahzeb Khanzada, had lined intimately why the Aurat March was essential for Pakistan and introduced details in mild of the false propaganda towards the Girls’s Day rally.

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