WAF condemns attack on Malala
LAHORE: The Women’s Action Forum on Wednesday said it considered the cowardly attempt to assassinate Malala Yousufzai the ultimate symbol of the militants’ pogrom to kill human rights in the country.
It is significant that victims of such designs range from former prime minister Benazir Bhutto to the working women of Swat. The myth of ‘honourable’ tribal codes that supposedly ‘protect’ women and follow the religious belief of peaceful co-existence has been convincingly shattered time and again. Yet, sympathisers and patrons of anti-women, anti-minority policies continue to direct their anger at foreign sources and abstractions, rather than local actors and actual brutalities. pr