Foreign women harassed at Islamabad’s Shakarparian

Foreign women have been harassed at Islamabad's Shakarparian Hill when they were visiting Pakistan Monument Museum on Independence Day.

Foreign women have been harassed at Islamabad’s Shakarparian Hill when they were visiting Pakistan Monument and Pakistan Monument Museum on August 14 Independence Day.

The Islamabad Monument, a museum and memorial to the history of the Pakistan Movement in Islamabad, was packed on August 14 Independence Day with the raucous youth. The videos of the frightened foreign women trapped in the crowd have surfaced on social media.

Meanwhile, the foreign women were harassed and instead of saving them, people kept recording the scene on mobile phones and watching them trapped in the crowd. Later, the women were safely taken out of the crowd.

Islamabad police woke up several hours after the incident and the inspector general (IG) took notice of it. IG Islamabad Dr Akbar Nasir Khan took strict notice of the incident and started action.


A case was lodged at the local police station and an investigation has been started. The video is being sent to National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) to identify the accused.

All the accused in the video will be identified and arrested while the case will be supervised by DIG Operations Sohail Zafar Chatta.

This is a sad and criminal act and needs to be strongly condemned by people from all walks of life. Earlier, on August 14 last year, women sitting in a rickshaw were also harassed in Lahore and a woman’s clothes were also torn in Minar-e-Pakistan.

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