President Asif Ali Zardari expanded the cabinet to include 40 more ministers before leaving for Saudi Arabia. One the person who he administered oath to was Mir Israr Ullah Zehri who had recently said it was fine to bury girls alive who did not follow instructions.
This is that Mir Israr Ullah Zehri, a senator from the Baluchistan province of Pakistan. Make sure he is never around your mothers, daughters, sisters, wife or any female member of your family.
Six weeks back, three girls (teenagers, age 16-18) and two older women were abducted by men from the Umrani tribe. They were shot first, and while injured, thrown into a pit and buried alive. Their crime? Wishing to choose the men they would get married to. The two elder women were their mothers, killed possibly because they were sympathetic to the girls’ wishes. Their bodies were found half-eaten by animals.
It became a scandal, the Asian Human Rights Commission confirmed the inhuman murders, and when a woman senator Bibi Yasmin Shah raised it in Pakistan’s parliament, Mir Israr Ullah Zehri stood up.
This is what he said:
“These are centuries-old traditions, and I will continue to defend them.”
“Only those who indulge in immoral acts should be afraid.”
Mir Israr Ullah Zehri told the stunned Pakistan parliament on Friday that such Baluch tribal traditions helped stop obscenity. He demanded that other legislators should not make a big issue out of it.
How did the Upper House (Senate) react to this outrageous observation?
With silence. Only three other senators supported Bibi Yasmin Shah, the rest kept quiet.How did Asif Ali Zardari react to this? He appointed Zehri a minister in his next cabinet expansion.
Of course the whole media will remain silent on this as they have been bought by the PPP.
Moral of the story: Burying women will get you a ministry from Zardari !