The case of a young woman being stripped naked and thrown into the air by a huge crowd of men has sparked outrage across the country over a series of such attacks in recent months.
The incident occurred in the eastern city of Lahore, when a crowd of about 400 people attacked the young woman, a content creator on “Tik Tok”, while she was shooting a video with her team in a national park last Saturday.
A disturbing clip about the incident spread very quickly on social media, and sparked widespread condemnation. The hashtags related to the incident were among the most prominent on Twitter in Pakistan.
Police registered a case against 400 men and launched a search campaign with the help of the video.
Politicians, human rights activists, celebrities, and ordinary individuals renewed their calls to protect women in the country.
The incident came weeks after the beheading of the daughter of a former diplomat in the capital, Islamabad, an incident that shook the country.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan spoke with the provincial police chief and asked him to arrest the perpetrators.
“The government will not pardon anyone involved in the incident,” Syed Zulfikar Bukhari, a close aide to the prime minister, said on Wednesday.
Amnesty International called on the Pakistani authorities: “to provide greater protection for women in public places, which all women are entitled to, but they are completely prohibited from obtaining it for fear of such attacks.”