Lahore and her family, members of civil society gathered outside the Lahore Press Club to demand justice. Raising slogans against the Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and his Punjab government, the abysmally low turnout marched from the Lahore Press Club to congregate at the Charing Cross on Shahrah-e-Quaid-e Azam.
“Justice needs to be prompt and quick. Such barbarous acts against human bodies have become an incidence of power culture,” said Ms Michelle Chaudhry, President Cecil & Iris Chaudhry Foundation.
Part of the few who decided to let their physical presence matter rather than ventilate on the social media, the members of The Cecil & Iris Chaudhry Foundation also went to the Services Hospital in Lahore to stand outside the Intensive Care Unit for a brief prayer for Sumbal’s recovery.
“The suo moto action by the Chief Justice of Pakistan was indeed quick, but is that the solution to our ills? Why did the police initially refuse to register an FIR when Sumbal’s parents went to register her missing?” stated Ms Chaudhry.