Yesterday, barrister Khadija Siddiqi announced on social media that actor Osman Khalid Butt has filed for an appeal regarding the verdict on the Qandeel Baloch case before the Supreme Court in Islamabad. The lawyer said that the petition was filed on behalf of the actor and it was a public litigation case
A test case! An example must be set
Filed it today in Islamabad under Article 184(3), original jurisdiction SCP. pic.twitter.com/nOxGOaehN7
— khadija siddiqi (@khadijasid751) February 28, 2022
A few weeks ago, social media had criticized the Lahore High Court for acquitting Qandeel Baloch’s murderer, Waseem Khan, who had previously received a life sentence when he admitted to drugging and killing his sister. Many women in Pakistan had regarded this as a critical failure of the government to ensure that women rights were protected under the anti-honor killing bill.
Now twitter users are lauding Osman Khalid Butt for taking such a brave move to challenge the verdict announced in the Qandeel Baloch case, and remarked him as the male ally women in Pakistan currently need
— mirza (@_a_mirza) February 28, 2022
osman khalid butt keeps giving me more and more reasons everyday to love and respect him. the only man who deserves rights fr https://t.co/9buSACqfcP
— delilah. (Taylor’s version) (@dumbcocktail) February 28, 2022
i’m so, so, so proud of him. the world needs more people like osman khalid butt. https://t.co/YM0zV6ffM7
— deeya ♡ (@yaaremann) February 28, 2022
We laude your bravery and dedication to protecting women’s rights in Pakistan, Osman. And we pray that this helps in bringing justice to not just Qandeel Baloch, but many other women in this country who have lost their lives to honor killing.