VIDEO: Johnson Tariq lauded on Pakistan Day for saving woman in Ichhra bazar


A Christian man, Johnson Tariq, was lauded during the Pakistan Day parade on March 23 for his heroic act of saving a woman from a violent mob in Lahore s Ichhra Market last month.

On February 25, a woman was saved by the law enforcers by an angry crowd that wanted to punish her for allegedly wearing a dress with Arabic calligraphy.

A charged mob had accused the woman of “blasphemy” as they confused the Arabic alphabet and words with the Quranic verses.

The woman s dress had the word “Halwa” printed in Arabic letters on it, meaning “beautiful or sweet” in Arabic.

Upon receiving information about the incident, the Punjab Police — led by ASP Syeda Shehrbano Naqvi — arrived at the scene and took the woman into their custody, saving her from the charged crowd.

Read More: FIR registered over harassment of woman in Lahore s Ichhra Bazar

Despite knowing the intensity of the situation, Johnson risked his own life and gave a safe space to the woman in his shop till the police came to rescue her.

“Johnson Tariq, a person like you is a ‘proud’ for humanity,” the host said while lauding the brave man during the Pakistan Day parade held at the Parade Ground near the landmark Shakarparian Hills in Islamabad.

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