By: Salman Ahmad
Beautiful seven year old Zainab, was abducted, raped repeatedly, murdered and dumped in a trash heap in Kasur a couple of days ago. The city has revolted against this act of bestiality by yet another sex crazed murderer. What kind of reptile rapes and kills a child?
Kasur is the city of my father and our ancestors. It’s also the burial place of one of the greatest Sufi saints, Baba Bulleh Shah.
Who said ” Masjid Dha dey, Mandir Dha dey, dha dey jo kuch dhainda, ik bandey da dil na dhaveen, Rub udey vich hi Rainda”.
Bulleh would be turning in his grave to learn of the monsters that prowl Punjab and hunt young children like Zainab. Is there no law or justice left in Pakistan to reign in these satanic forces? Shame on the police and Punjab government!
For turning a blind eye or being complicit in the sex trade flourishing in Kasur and elsewhere in the country. A sexual assault which involves children should be dealt with ruthless punishment.
If we don’t set an example with across the board accountability , right now , these monsters will continue their lustful orgies entrapping children like Zainab and extinguishing their light. Save all of our children, Pakistan’s future is at stake.
[Salman Ahmad is prominent Pakistani musician, rock guitarist, physician, activist, and professor at the City University of New York. He can be reached @sufisal ]