Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad saw many come out for this year’s Aurat March. Men, women and even children held their signs up high and chanted for women’s rights. Local celebrities also came out in full force to support the initiative. Here are a few of them who were there:
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy
Pakistan’s two-time Oscar winner made her way to Frere Hall, Karachi, holding up a sign demanding justice for Afzal Kohistani, the man who challenged Pakistan’s honor-killing law and lost his life in the process.
The actor took time out to attend the March, and carried a sign many women, especially those who wear the hijab, can relate to. Lollipops are for eating ONLY, right ladies? We don’t need to be compared to them – wrapped or unwrapped.
He also voiced his support for menstruation rights for women in Pakistan.
The singer hung out with Adnan Malik at this year’s March, and shared this heartfelt post on Instagram after attending.
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I took this photo today, and it means so much to me for a host of reasons/ironies—one of them is that the face behind the mask is that of a little boy. Qandeel’s father always used to say she was like a son. 😢 Our girls don’t need to be like anyone. Strength does not equal masculinity. But I love how his mother is beaming beside him. 💜💜💜 #AuratMarch2019 #Karachi #WomensDay
The absolute icon herself, who undoubtedly helped propel the Me Too movement forward, made a point to attend the Aurat March in Lahore. She took the time out to meet with fans and friends, shared a poster supporting her cause on her Instagram stories and even performed at the event!
Komal Aziz Khan
The actress attended the March in Karachi with her sister, and posted the following on Instagram,
“We sang, we danced, we marched, we chanted and solemnly vowed to dismantle patriarchy. The energy in the crowd was intoxicating. What a beautiful day it was. Happy women’s day to you al .”
Rachel was spotted at the March in Karachi and had also shared this video earlier, announcing her attendance and urging people to show up.
Ali Gul Pir
Here we see comedian Ali Gul Pir holding up the same sign as Adnan Malik, supporting Her Pakistan, a cause that aims to inform women throughout Pakistan about menstrual hygiene.
The renowned filmmaker, who is also a vocal activist when it comes to championing for equality, also made it a point to attend the march and supported the jazba in full swing.
He even hung out with Adnan Malik.
A lot of notable personalities, like Sheema Kirmani, were also present. Their presence fortified the sense of sisterhood that was strongly felt among all the participants of the March.
Did we miss anyone? Were you at the Aurat March? Did you run into any celebrities? Let us know and share your pictures in comments below!
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