Noor Mukadam, 27 years old, daughter of former ambassador of Pakistan was stabbed and beheaded in Islamabad at Zahir Jaffer’s residence.
Zahir Jaffer is the son of famous business tycoon Zakir Jaffer (director of Ahmed Jaffer & Company (PVT) Ltd)
According to a story revealed by Zahir’s acquaintances, Zahir has a history of violence and mental illness. He has been taking courses, certifications to overcome his mental health. He was also addicted to drugs and was taking therapies to cure his mental disorders. Also, he was fully supported by his parents.
And after a prolonged history of illness, his father handed over him the position of chief brand strategist at his company. This raises many questions.
Secondly, Noor was held hostage in Zahir’s home and his parents had no clue about it. How’s that possible even to abduct a girl of Pakistan’s ambassador without the back of his family. There must be strong support of people who had given the power to the murderer to commit a holy sin.
It’s not this incident only, the other two stories of women (Qurutulain and Saima) circulating on social media is a sign that how we have failed as a society. We normalize small acts of men in the hopes that he would act righteously one day and it turned out a disaster. They went on ruining the lives of women. They become abusers. They become killers. They become addicts.
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And instead of punishing the criminals, we do victim-blaming. In the Noor-Zahir incident, many people are victim-blaming and calling on Noor for being in a relationship with the drug addict. But that’s not her fault. She was innocent, full of dreams, and a lively girl who wanted to get over this relationship but became a victim.
Also, it’s quite disappointing to learn that the murderer was in complete senses when he stabbed her with a sharp knife. He was so furious that he doesn’t even leave her body in one piece. This is the amount a girl has to pay when she says ‘NO.’
If we are going to continue this forever, we will always fail to overcome the rotten spots in our community, no wonder, always.
We request you all to stop blaming the victim. If you know any mental health patient or anyone who doesn’t sound normal, please be vocal about it or else we would have nothing to celebrate about.