Jameela Jamil urges men in Pakistan to speak about the Noor Mukaddam case

Updated 27 Jul, 2021 10:35pm

Images Staff

The British star is disgusted at what's happening in the country.

British actor Jameela Jamil is appalled at the Noor Mukaddam case that has shaken Pakistan to its core and given space to a multitude of conversations surrounding femicide, violence and lack of women's safety in the country.

Mukadam was the 27-year-old daughter of a former Pakistani diplomat who was murdered on July 20 in Islamabad. Zahir Jaffer has confessed to the murder in police custody.

Taking to social media to highlight how "disgusted" she felt having learnt the details of the case, The Good Place star opened up about how horrifying it is that cases of abuse no longer surprise her given the "ongoing violence against women in India and Pakistan."

“I talk about it a fair bit and continue to urge men in the public eye to speak out about this,” said Jamil. "About the fact that girls and women deserve equal rights and basic safety at the very least. This is a men's problem, but only we [women] pay the price for it,” she declared, saying she longs for a time when reading news about men's violence against women in Pakistan comes as a shock to her.