Sabeen Mehmud, a social activist, was shot dead late last night after she was returning from T2F after hosting a session titled ‘Unsilencing Balochistan’. Sabeen, who was in her late thirties, was shot four times at close range by armed assailants before she succumbed to her wounds. After Sabeen’s tragic demise, Twitter was flooded with tweets and hashtags denouncing and decrying her assassination. Here are some tweets from prominent personalities who condemned her murder:-
I am deeply disturbed to learn of the blatant murder of Sabeen Mahmud. Inna lillahi wa inna Ilaihi raji’un. PM http://t.co/aARV6Ak3sl
— Pervez Musharraf (@P_Musharraf) April 25, 2015
— Babar Sattar (@Babar_Sattar) April 24, 2015
— Awab Alvi (@DrAwab) April 24, 2015
Sabeen Mehmud’s killing is a heinous crime on an innocnt fighter 4 human rights.Knew her as a very pleasant person.. now lying in the morgue
— Dr. Arif Alvi (@ArifAlvi) April 24, 2015
— Faisal Subzwari (@faisalsubzwari) April 24, 2015
Sabeen Mehmood callously murdered by those who to operate with impunity to create fear amongst other enlightened and liberal: Altaf Hussain
— Mustafa Azizabadi (@azizabadi) April 25, 2015
Dear Sabeen, no words! Last we met was in that demo #APSattack. What enthusiasm & passion. Can’t believe you’re lying in that freezer. RIP.
— Marvi Sirmed (@marvisirmed) April 24, 2015
Every innocent life is precious. Karachi Gov’ts & law enforcement agencies have failed to protect Karachites for 30 years. #RIPsabeenMehmud
— salman ahmad (@sufisal) April 24, 2015
Ordinary citizens also made use of the hashtag #RIPSabeen to express their shock and grief at the activist’s murder.
No bullet can kill the cause you stood for. Proud of you. #RIPSabeen
— Shaheer Khuhro (@shaheerkhuhro) April 24, 2015
You didn’t deserve this sabeen. #RIPSabeen
— Zaufishan-hassan (@zufieee) April 24, 2015
RIP @sabeen – you were one of the good ones and we’re poorer for not having you in our midst.
— shakir husain (@shakirhusain) April 24, 2015
Some people are Silencing Sanity in Pakistan !!! #RIPSabeen
— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) April 24, 2015
— Mush Rajpar (@MushRajpar) April 25, 2015
— Murtaza Ali Shah (@MurtazaGeoNews) April 24, 2015
— Qaiser Shahzad™ (@Kali_Ghata) April 24, 2015
— Nosheen Abbas (@Goshno) April 24, 2015
— Nida Ameen (@ameennida) April 24, 2015
— Khizra (@KhizM) April 24, 2015
#SabeenMahmud was an institution, really.
— Abdullah Syed (@abdullasyed) April 24, 2015
Just read about #SabeenMahmud. Can’t believe it. One of the most coolest, bravest person I know.Still can’t digest it.
— Areesha Mazhar (@AreeshaMazhar) April 24, 2015
— Nadia Naviwala (@NadiaNavi) April 25, 2015
Funeral prayers for Sabeen will be held at T2F at 3:30pm today.