The entire nation has been mourning the loss of 7-year-old Zainab – a tragedy we’re all too aware of now.
CCTV footage of Zainab with her alleged kidnapper also surfaced, further instilling fear and anger in the hearts of people.
This is CCTV footage of the Butcher who apparently rapped and murdered innocent Zainab.
— SYED FAYYAZ ALI (@IamTeamIK) January 9, 2018
Naturally, people were outraged over the incident and soon after protests across the country broke out.
#Kasur: 'Don't shoot straight, hey, fire in the air', police officer yells at colleague as he keeps firing straight at the protesters.
— Daily Times (@dailytimespak) January 10, 2018
It is in this environment that Samaa TV’s anchor, Kiran Naz, made a bold choice. She brought her daughter in for a news segment regarding Zainab. She described what it feels to be a mother. Singlehandedly, she conveyed the emotions that many mothers are experiencing. Moreover, she also had some powerful statements to make.
Here’s the complete video:
Not often that you see a TV news anchor bring her own child to her news cast – @SAMAATV 's Kiran Naz did precisely that to make a point about how she felt as a mother in Pakistan #JusticeForZainab #Justice4Zainab pic.twitter.com/6XMXQJmfzV
— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) January 10, 2018
The audience appreciated the way Kiran Naz conveyed this powerful message. They were proud of her for her immense courage.
I am so proud of this anchor… Her pain for Zainab brought tears to my eyes… We are not different… Everyday we have a Zainab… But nobody cares beyond lip service… We hv a law but justice never happens… Who will gv justice all the nirbhayas and Gudiyas… We hv failed.
— Shubhangi Garje (@shubhangigarje) January 11, 2018
I like this
— shreya bahuguna (@Bahugunashreya) January 11, 2018
They respected the fact that she was honest about how she felt.
True feelings of a honest anchor.
— Raja (@soodhomeruh) January 10, 2018
People even thanked her for her powerful words.
Thank you miss Naz for using your powerful platform and say the words every mother is feeling in her heart right now please keep it up
— Javeri (@KarimMeener) January 11, 2018
However, some saw it as the anchor capitalizing on a tragedy.
another cheap attempt to get rating points
— Imtiaz Ahmed NA125 (@imtiaz_ci) January 10, 2018
Some even questioned the standard of reporting.
— Sarah Atiq (@sarahatiq) January 10, 2018
Unfortunately, they could not feel the emotion that the anchor felt.
Mjhe ye nai samj araha hai k achanak se ye kya hua halanke sab kah rahay hain kusoor main 10th waqia hai but is se pahle media ya baki saray kahan the is baat ka koi answer nai de raha hai q k larki to larki hai chaye kisi ki bhi ho sab k lye ek jesa behave rakho
— Fahim (@Fomigr8) January 10, 2018
Undoubtedly, it’s a horrific tragedy that has left many people shaken. However, Kiran’s powerful words ring true, regardless of what naysayers may assume. It is hard to imagine just how fearful each mother is about her child after this news has been shared everywhere. The anger and sorrow have been summarized by Kiran Naz in a short, but impactful video.
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