Kiran Naz takes daughter on air to protest Zainab Ansari’s rape, murder

Kiran Naz takes daughter on air to protest Zainab Ansari’s rape, murder
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Islamabad: Strong protest is being carried out across Pakistan protesting the rape and murder of eight-year-old Zainab a week ago in Pakistan’s Kasur. In an unusual gesture Kiran Naz, anchor of Pakistan’s Samaa TV presented the news with her little daughter sitting on her lap, conveying a parent’s grief.

She said before the channel’s 7pm news bulletin on Wednesday “Today I am not Kiran Naz. Today I am a mother. That’s why I am sitting with my daughter.”

Kiran Naz shared her outrage over Zainab’s tragedy and lamented that there had been no progress in tracking down the killer.

He voice choked as she said “It is true that a child’s corpse is the heaviest. Today Pakistan is buried beneath the burden of the little one’s janaza (funeral)…”

It must be recalled that Zainab was kidnapped on January 4. Her body was found in a garbage pile 5 days after the incident. The girl’s parents, who had been in Saudi Arabia, flew back to Pakistan on Wednesday and told reporters in Islamabad they would not bury their daughter until her killer was arrested. The man who killed her is still roaming free, which provoked deadly riots in Kasur, in which two protesters were killed.