Ahsan Khan says media kept the Zainab case alive
KARACHI: As a headway was made in the rape and murder of minor girl Zainab in Kasur and the main suspect was apprehended, actor Ahsan Khan said the case would have joined countless unsolved ones if the media had not raised its voice.
Speaking to ARY news, the actor thanked the media for raising their voice as the case would have been sidelined otherwise, and the failure to apprehend perpetrators of such crimes also gives further impetus to such incidents.
He said the several sections of the civil society and the entertainment industry have raised their voice as several cases have occurred, and they are frustrated over the inaction and such disappointment prompted them to also raise their voice.
“This was one of the worst news we could have received,” he said adding that objections were raised when he attempted to raise the issue in one of his dramas a few years ago.
However, he said that they had vowed to continue to raise the issue and also educate children to prevent such incidents. After the incident, the media has been instrumental for pressurizing schools, police and politicians along with other segments of the society to raise their voice and educate others on the issue.
He said the circumstances surrounding the perpetrator and his psyche should also be probed to ascertain what prompted him to commit such heinous acts.