This refers to the slapping incident that took place at a National Database Registration Authority (Nadra) office. A woman reporter was slapped by a Frontier Constabulary guard posted at the Nadra office. We shouldn’t be surprised at the guard’s reaction, because he has grown up in an environment where women are treated like dirt. Across the country, right-wing activists proclaim that women are responsible for all wrongs in society and that men should ensure that their women remain silent and submissive at all times.
What is really surprising is the fact that a Nadra official has filed a case against the reporter who was at the receiving end of the violence.
Shakir Lakhani
Printed in The News, October 24, 2016