An impassioned video appeal by Saba Qamar to catch sexual offenders in Pakistan has gone viral on social media in Pakistan and India alike. Saba Qamar, the feisty female lead of several films and TV series is seen breaking numerous times on live television as she requests the authorities to catch the criminals responsible for the death of seven-year-old Zainab Ansari in Kasur in Pakistan. There have been huge protests over the rape and murder of the child.
An emotional Saba said, "This pain that I’m feeling… I feel like she was my sister or my daughter. I don’t feel like she was someone else’s child. I’m just thinking that she was not even my blood kin. And I am in pain. Her parents must be dead.”
Members of the audience broke down with her as Saba couldn't control her tears. As soon as the video surfaced online, it went viral drawing support from both, India and Pakistan. Saba Qamar also trended on Twitter because of the frequent mentions of her name in Pakistan.
The demand to catch the killers of little Zainab has become stronger on social media as the video surfaced. The artist community from India and Pakistan has already tweeted with the hashtag #JusticeForZainab and it was a Twitter trend even today in Pakistan.
You can watch the emotional video of Saba Qamar here: