Friends and coworkers of a woman from the UAE who was allegedly murdered in Pakistan by her husband are calling for justice for the “caring and loving soul.”
A Pakistani-Canadian woman named Sarah Inam, 38, who had spent 14 years living in the Emirates, had traveled to Islamabad to see her husband.
Following her passing last week, the Islamabad Police reported that her husband, Shahnawaz Amir, had been taken into custody.
Ayaz Amir, a well-known journalist, and his wife were also detained along with Amir.
According to police, Inam was hit in the head with a dumbbell and her body was then placed in a bath of water, according to reports in Pakistani media. The discovery was made on Friday.
Pakistani media reported that her husband said he acted in self-defense.
Just three months ago, Inam got married.
The talented economist, who worked for Deloitte and later two Abu Dhabi government departments, was described as “full of life” by Stephanie Habib, a close friend of Inam.
beloved friend and coworker
Inam was born in Libya, attended school there, in Islamabad, and then in Canada before enrolling at the University of Waterloo in that country, where she earned both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in economics.
After working in Canada for a short time, she relocated to Abu Dhabi and spent four years as a public policy consultant for Deloitte. She worked for two government agencies in Abu Dhabi for the majority of the last ten years.
She has received praise from other coworkers and friends, one of whom called her “very gentle and kind.”
According to a friend, Saima Ismail, they are all “beyond shocked and heartbroken.”
Sarah was described as having a gentle soul who was respectful, warm, and kind as well as being extremely intelligent and well-read and always having her nose in a book.
“I consider myself fortunate to have known her, and she will be sadly missed by many. May her lovely soul find eternal peace.
Between 2011 and 2014, Stephen Nash collaborated with Inam at Deloitte.
She leaves behind a sizable number of friends in the UAE, according to him, and was “much loved with friends all across the world.”
She was a person who, in his words, “lit up any room she entered.” She was kind, gentle, and thoughtful.
Sarah was a gifted economist who had a lifelong passion for working with governments on initiatives for economic development, employability, and educational reform.
“I am genuinely shocked by the brutal death of a dear friend and colleague,” the speaker said.
Justice demands are increasingly popular in Pakistan.
The hashtag #JusticeForSarah was trending on Twitter over the weekend, and Pakistani celebrities have been following the case.
Mahira Khan, an actress, tweeted her support for Inam.
“How long until we see some semblance of justice for any woman who was murdered by rage and privilege. one more hashtag Justice will have to wait once more. Justice denied or delayed, she declared.
In Pakistan, there has long been a problem with domestic and gender-based violence.
According to Pakistan’s Ministry of Human Rights, 28% of women between the ages of 15 and 29 have been victims of physical abuse.
A women’s rights organization in Islamabad called the Aurat Foundation reports that 2,297 incidents of violence against women were reported in four provinces in 2021.
These violent incidents included domestic violence, murder, kidnapping, gang rape, rape, and honor killings.
Her parents and two older brothers are still alive.