The outcry in Pakistan against the flogging of a seventeen year old girl by Taliban thugs continues to impact the nation. Supreme Court Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry demanded that officials who had anything to do with the flogging must come before the court and explain what happened. He berated officials who allowed the flogging. The woman was identified as Chaand Bibi, but she denied being the young girl and refused to appear in court. If she was the girl, it was probably too dangerous to be in a court. Chaudhry tried to suggest the video was not true, but the Taliban confirmed the flogging and said the girl got off lightly.
The Muttahida Qaumi Movement blasted the flogging and urged the men who did it should be tried, sentence to death, and “keep their bodies hung publicly for as many days as they had flogged the innocent girl.”