If anybody should step down it’s the alleged sexual harasser: Frieha Altaf

 

Last year, PR Mogul Frieha Altaf kicked off the MeinBhi campaign in solidarity with victims of sexual harassment Pakistan’s response to the MeToo movement around the world. 

The initiative was launched with song featuring Ahsan Khan and Amna Ilyas at the 17th Lux Style Awards (LSA). After taking prominent stand against sexual harassment, this year’s LSA has been raging about “nominating an alleged harasser.”

The act pushed multiple celebrities to boycott, either withdrawing their nominations or simply opting out of the ceremony.

Several other artists followed suit after model Eman Suleman was the first to give up her nomination. Altaf has taken to Twitter in the midst of all the tension leading up to the 18th edition of the extravaganza to share her two cents on the subject.
Taking to Twitter today, Frieha said, “The #MeinBhi movement is not a one-off. The struggle to ensure a safer workplace will be a lifetime effort. My #LSA turf is the LSA show and the stage — not the nominations that are done by independent juries. No one has a say in what the jury decides.”

“But I can state very clearly that if I do #LSA2019 it will reflect all the values I uphold. I had every intention of including the song #Mein in the show flow and was in discussion with @MeeshaShafi before she was even nominated and then stepped out. Even today the entire show flow will reflect and uphold all #MeinBhi values,” she continued.

Freiha said, “In my opinion, if anybody should step down it’s the alleged sexual harasser, not those who are innocent and oppose him. The LSA platform and event is very close to my heart and I will continue to fight, on my turf, for women’s rights and empowerment.”

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