August 10, 2016: Letter read before several parliamentarians and shared with then speaker NA, the day PECA was tabled on the floor of the National Assembly for passage.
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When a portion of this was read out on the floor of the assembly, then IT Minister Anusha Rahman mocked it and said women were committing suicide and such people did not want any law. Opposition members made gallant, well-informed speeches against PECA just a little too late.
Those of you being charged under PECA say thank you to the PML-N, for arrogantly and undemoratically bulldozing this law through because they had a 2/3rd majority. Next, the PPP and opposition, who enjoyed a majority in the Senate but did not resist enough - except some members.
And finally, the PTI, who is taking what PML-N introduced to its 'mantaqi anjaam.' Who opposed then but now speak language PML-N did then and go beyond. Our history - and last few years - is testament to the fact that power of political parties is marginal. You reap what you sow
As citizens we face the brunt of what you usher in. We bear to the consequences of your compromises & interest driven politics. It is also to us you look when you are uncerimoniously ousted or persecuted. We stand with you on principle. Even though you sell us out for your gains.
And to those in the media who harp the tune of more regulation - those who still have jobs and prime time shows - some, not all, did this before you. As the noose tightened, social media became only avenue of expression for them. Don't put yourselves above it. No one should here.
"تم سے پہلے وہ جو اک شخص یہاں تخت نشیں تھا

اس کو بھی اپنے خدا ہونے پہ اتنا ہی یقیں تھا"

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