Vi­o­la­tions of hu­man rights bring­ing bad name to Pakistan: PPP

Pakistan Observer - - KARACHI CITY - STAFF RE­PORTER

KARACHI—Pakistan Peo­ple’s Party MPAs Dr Ab­dul Sat­tar Ra­j­par, Sa­jid Jokhio and Shamim Mum­taz while ex­press­ing se­ri­ous con­cern on in­crease in hu­man rights vi­o­la­tions in Pakistan es­pe­cially in Sindh said the vi­o­la­tions es­pe­cially the killings of po­lit­i­cal work­ers in de­ten­tion of law en­force­ment agen­cies and dur­ing protest sitin are a ma­jor cause of bring­ing a bad name to Pakistan across the globe.

In a state­ment is­sued from the PPP Me­dia Cell Sindh, the PPP MPAs said that the killing of a po­lit­i­cal party’s co­or­dina- tor dur­ing cus­tody of the LEAs and killing of a worker of JSQM and in­jur­ing two oth­ers dur­ing their demo­cratic right of protest sit-in would have bad con­se­quences, which should be stopped.

Con­versely, the killing of a girl by burn­ing her alive on or­ders of Jirga in Abot­tabad and many sim­i­lar in­ci­dents that re­main un-re­ported are very shock­ing. The Jirga in full should be given ex­em­plary pun­ish­ment.

As far as the killings of po­lit­i­cal work­ers in cus­tody and dur­ing protest, the LEAs have lost pub­lic back­ing and the LEAs have to strug­gle a lot to re­gain the trust of the peo­ple, they said adding that the po­ets, writ­ers, columnists, jour­nal­ists, in­tel­lec­tu­als, lawyers and mem­bers of civil so­ci­ety are feel­ing ut­most un­rest on these hu­man rights vi­o­la­tions and a par­tic­u­lar sense is pre­vail­ing among them that there is no use of mak­ing ap­peals to the Judges, govt or heads of in­sti­tu­tions and that such a sense is very dan­ger­ous and should be ad­dressed with­out fail.

They urged upon the heads of all in­sti­tu­tions to en­sure com­plete re­spect of hu­man rights be­cause the en­tire so­ci­ety is con­cerned on vi­o­la­tions and they want a change.

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