Girls

Sami was born on May 30, 1972, in Lahore, Pakistan. He is a well-known vocalist who has more than 32 years. He has won numerous awards, including the Nigar Award, Bolan Academy Award, Graduate Award, and Naushad Music Prize. He is also the youngest recipient of this award, having succeeded Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle. In 2011, he was invited to be a judge at the Voice of Asia festival, held annually in Almaty, Kazakhstan. His first formal album, Teri Yaad, was released in 1991 and featured a song composed by Zakir Hussain. This album also featured the title track, “Woh Lamhe.”

In Pakistan, dancing is a traditional pastime, though the girls are not often seen dancing in public to preserve family honor. Although dancing is considered erotic in some parts of Pakistan, most Pakistani girls do not perform it for the public. The Chilas sisters are not the only Pakistani girls sexualized for public consumption. A simple YouTube search for “Pakistani Dance” turns up hundreds of thousands of results, mostly private moments captured during family functions. Some of these videos have been uploaded without their consent.

Recently, two teenage sisters, accompanied by their mother, were caught on video dancing in their front yard. The rainy day glistened on the distant hills. A step-brother, who had been harassing the girls, watched the video and killed them. The violent step-brother reportedly shot and killed his sister and mother over a mobile video. The video clip was then circulated throughout their conservative community.