Adil just posted a terrific blog post on a new law being contemplated by the government of Pakistan to curb violence against women, especially domestic violence. Aggression, violence, and honor killings are all too common in Pakistan. It is unfortunate that despite the fact that the religion Islam provides no shelter for such violent monsters in our midst, they are able to survive and continue on with their aggression. Please read more here.
But this picture that Adil posted in his post is just absolutely disgusting, exposing the filth that sits all the way in to the corridors of power. In this photograph, city Nazim (i.e. mayor equivalent) of Baldia Town in Karachi, Salman Balouch, is beating up a woman from the opposition party with a belt in the middle of a meeting of Karachi’s City Council. What can one hope with people like this running our governments?