Human Rights Minister of the country, Dr Shireen Mazari stated that nobody has the right to stop others from a democratic march, when speaking about the Aurat March scheduled to be held in March. Shireen Mazari wrote this as a response to the letter written by federal Minister for Religious and Minority Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri, asking to put a ban on Aurat March.
“Nobody has the right to stop others from a democratic march. If women of religious parties can march, then why not others? On International Women’s Day, whoever wants to join Aurat March should join them and whoever wants to join Hijab March can do that,” said Mazari said while talking to Samaa.
My comments to Samaa TV yesterday: On Women marching on International Women’s Day 8 March: pic.twitter.com/e7G6LBDZwb
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) February 18, 2022
She also said that if women can celebrate Women’s Day across the world, then why not in Pakistan.
Earlier Federal Minister for Religious and Minority Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri wrote a letter to Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan asking him to put a ban on Aurat March. On Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Saath , Qadri said he does not have a problem with the Manifesto of Aurat March but has a problem with the way marchers express themselves.