Pakistani singer Rabi Pirzada announced on Monday that she will be parting ways with the Pakistani entertainment industry following the controversy that engulfed social media recently over her leaked private photos and videos.
The singer turned to her official Twitter handle to publicise the decision of her putting an end to her career after private videos and pictures of her were leaked online and started making rounds on social media.Taking to Twitter, the singer wrote, “I, Rabi Pirzada, have decided to distance myself from the showbiz industry.” She further wrote, “May Allah forgive my sins. And soften the hearts of people in my favour.”
Earlier the singer had lodged a complaint with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) as well over the leaked content which went viral on social media platforms.
The FIA confirmed that it had received Rabi Pirzada's complaint.
The law enforcement agency said it has started an investigation into the case and that it would write a letter to Facebook on Monday, urging the social media website to disclose the details of the person who leaked the private videos on the platform.
Last week, “compromising videos” of Pirzada went viral on social media. While a huge number of users called her out for “profanity” others came out in her support and slammed the breach of privacy.
#RabiPirzada was the top trend in the country on Friday, with Twitter users hitting out at the breach.Aurat Haq, a Karachi-based activist group also released a statement condemning the violation of privacy, as well as the abuse of trust in an intimate relationship.
“We condemn the weaponising of a woman’s body against her for revenge porn. While we’re on the subject – let’s deconstruct why we shame women for their expression of sexuality,” the statement went on to say.