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‘Publicity stunt, Pakistan assault victim didn’t try to flee mob’—new claims emerge

A report in The Pakistan Frontier termed the Minar-e-Pakistan incident a “publicity stunt”, which the Tik Tok influencer had planned.

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New Delhi: The security guard at Lahore’s Greater Iqbal Park, adjacent to Minar-e-Pakistan, where a mob of over 400 men had allegedly sexually assaulted a TikTok star last week, has said that the survivor “stayed till the mob gathered and didn’t try to escape even when she got the opportunity to”. The video of the guard making this claim has gone viral on Twitter with over 125.9k views.

Lahore Police Tuesday filed an FIR against hundreds of unidentified men, Dawn reported.

report in The Pakistan Frontier termed the Minar-e-Pakistan incident a “publicity stunt”, which the TikTok influencer Ayesha Akram had planned with her partner Rambo to boost their follower count. Rambo is reportedly associated with the TV show Sar-e-Aam, a crime series telecast on ARY News.

In a Twitter thread, The Pakistan Frontier claimed that those trying to protect her from the mob were also her own teammates.

ARY News cited sources who claimed that the TikToker had asked the police to not take any further action in the case.

A separate report in The Pakistan Frontier said that the social media influencer had misled the police by giving the house address of some old couple. An interview of the couple has also gone viral on social media, in which they can be seen saying they were tired of making people understand that there is no Ayesha Akram living with them.

 

‘A plot to defame Pakistan’

Many Pakistanis have come out to condemn her, with one Twitter user saying that, “Women like Ayesha do more damage to the REAL WOMEN’s cause than anyone else” while another said, “So it was a publicity stunt to get viewership or paid campaign to defame Pakistan?”

 

Another user slammed Ayesha and her team for the “cheap publicity stunt”.

Commenting on the state of affairs in Pakistan, a user wrote, “What GOOD REPUTATION of Pakistan is there in need of defaming?”

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