‘Denying reality doesn’t change it’: Imaan Mazari slams US blogger Cynthia Ritchie over bicycle photo, latter responds

Photos of US blogger Cynthia Ritchie circulating over social media wherein she could be seen using a bicycle on the streets of Peshawar has obtained fairly some criticism. Cynthia, a US-based blogger, who has incessantly been travelling to Pakistan since 2009, shared a picture of herself bicycling via the streets of Peshawar to share with the world how Pakistan is a protected nation for ladies to journey to and dwell in.

Whereas her efforts to current a constructive picture of Pakistan had been praised by a lot of customers, they’ve additionally gathered various criticism too. Lawyer and blogger Imaan Mazari is the newest critic of the US-based blogger. Mazari stated that Cynthia, throughout his bicycle journey, loved sure safety privileges which most girls within the nation don’t.

“We might additionally gladly pose on cycles in areas the place many ladies are prevented from even leaving the confines of their properties,” Mazari added.

She went on to say that ‘denying actuality’ that Pakistan nonetheless has a protracted highway to stroll when it comes to offering security to girls and residents ‘received’t change’ something. “Persons are kidnapped and the State is silent; Aasia bibi can not stroll to her own residence, not to mention experience a motorcycle; ministers have been shot useless; politicians’ youngsters have been kidnapped. Denying actuality doesn’t change it.”

The case of Aasia Bibi – a Christian girls who was acquitted in blasphemy case after nearly a decade has had its twists and turns, and the silence of People Rights Ministry and minister Shireen Mazari over the problem and the failure to supply Aasia Bibi with a lot wanted help is obvious.

A lot in order that Pakistan and Canada are in talks over the problem, stated the Overseas Workplace. Whereas Bibi stays beneath safety of the Pakistani authorities, Trudeau has stated it out loud and clear that ‘Canada is a welcoming nation’. Means if Pakistan cannot present Aasia Bibi with long-term safety, then she must flee her homeland.

Cynthia and activist Gulalai Ismail additionally went back-and-forth over the identical matter. “Have locals fallen in need of giving a constructive picture of the nation that even constructive picture constructing needed to be outsourced?” Ismail stated.

To this, Cynthia stated: “My purpose with Peshawar pictures is to encourage a way of normalcy, selling peace and progress in Pakistan”

Nonetheless, the blogger did obtain various reward for her efforts to advertise peace and progress in Pakistan.

The US blogger additionally had one thing to say about her critics on the whole.

Pakistan is the fourth worst nation for ladies based on not too long ago launched rankings of the 2017 Ladies, Peace and Safety Index.

Of the 153 international locations ranked for ladies’s inclusion, justice and safety, Pakistan was ranked at quantity 150, with the very best discrimination in opposition to girls on the earth and the bottom monetary inclusion.

Ladies’s common years of education within the nation stands at solely 5 years, whereas solely 33 per cent of Pakistani girls have been discovered to make use of cellphones. Solely 24computer of Pakistani girls are employed, whereas their share of seats in parliament stands at solely 20computer.