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Esra Bilgiç aka Halime Sultan schools CCPO Lahore for victim-blaming

The motorway gang rape incident disgraced Pakistan across the world as news related to the incident reached far and wide, including the CCPO Lahore’s comments that came right after the horrific incident.

Turkish actor Esra Bilgiç, who plays Halime Sultan in the international hit series Diriliş: Ertuğrul, famous in Pakistan as Ertugrul Ghazi, has also called out at Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Umer Sheikh for his victim-blaming remarks towards the victim of the motorway gang-rape incident.

She came across the incident through a BBC News report.

Turning to social media, Esra who is also appearing as a brand ambassador for a Pakistani product. in a series of Instagram story posts schooled CCPO Lahore.

Read More: Khadija Siddiqi gives a shut-up call to CCPO Lahore, says ‘I was stabbed 23 times in broad daylight’

“Women can drive alone or with their children. The only thing you need to do is provide security,” wrote Bilgiç,

“You’re okay with gangs’ presence on your roads as a police officer? You think that if a woman chooses those roads to drive, there is a right to rape and kill them?”

“You’re displaying a shocking ignorance of this matter,” Bilgiç continued in a series of stories. “Before you advise, you should change your thoughts it seems impossible.”

“What a shame on you and people like yourself!”, she further added.

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Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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