In a shocking turn of events, the Lahore High Court (LHC) has acquitted the man accused in Khadija Siddiqui’s stabbing case, a year after a judicial magistrate had sentenced him to seven years in prison.
Following the verdict, famous personalities such as Mahira Khan, Osman Khalid Butt, Hamza Ali Abbasi and others have come forward calling for justice.
Avid PTI supporter Hamza Ali Abbasi called for unity to get Khadija justice
Mahira referred to her film Verna’s ‘Power Di Game’ catchphrase
Mawra Hocane also commented on the decision, calling it “ridiculous”
Osman Khalid Butt called out the failed judiciary system and the ordeal of a woman seeking justice
— Ali Gul Pir (@Aligulpir) June 4, 2018
While Armeena Rana Khan told people to imagine the pain Khadija must have gone through
Stabbed TWENTY THREE times, let’s put that into perspective – Imagine the pain from a paper cut or when you stub your toe. I can’t even imagine the pain. Khadija is a walking miracle. These things leave marks deeper than what is visible to the eye. #Justiceforkhadija
— Armeena Khan (@ArmeenaRK) June 4, 2018
The criminal, Shah Hussain, was arrested and shifted to jail last year for stabbing Khadija in 2016, but has now been acquitted. Reportedly, the case will now go to the Supreme Court.