Se­nate body di­rects KP govt to en­sure Am­breen fam­ily’s se­cu­rity

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

ISLAMABAD—The Se­nate func­tional Com­mit­tee on Hu­man Rights Tues­day di­rected the govern­ment of Khy­ber Pakhtunkhawa to en­sure se­cu­rity of Am­breen’s fam­ily mem­bers and the main char­ac­ters Saima and Musa in fa­mous Ab­b­otabad mur­der case.

The Se­nate body, met here un­der the chair­man­ship of Se­na­tor Muham­mad Mohsin Khan Leghari, was briefed on ar­rest of the mur­der­ers of a teenager Am­breen in Ab­b­otabad who was burnt to death in a ve­hi­cle on the ver­dict of a Jirga.

While brief­ing the com­mit­tee, Dis- trict Po­lice Of­fi­cer Ab­bot­tabad Khur­ram Rasheed in­formed the meet­ing that dur­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion, po­lice ar­rested 15 ac­cused in­clud­ing Am­breen’s mother who was later re­leased as she was found in­no­cent. He in­formed that 14 ac­cused were on Po­lice re­mand and one ac­cused namely Wa­jid Alias Mola was still miss­ing. The Com­mit­tee di­rected the law en­force­ment agen­cies to en­sure se­cu­rity for Saima and Musa and along­with Am­breen’s fam­ily who was re­ceiv­ing threats since her mur­der.

The com­mit­tee lauded the timely and prompt re­sponse of KP po­lice. ‘We ap­pre­ci­ate the way this case has been han­dled by the po­lice,’ said Chair­man Com­mit­tee Se­na­tor Muham­mad Muhsin Khan Le­gahri. The com­mit­tee also dis­cussed is­sue of Ikara Mil­i­tary farms. Ma­jor Gen­eral Abid Nazir briefed the body that the prob­lem had been re­solved with the help of Par­lia­men­tar­i­ans and lo­cal ad­min­is­tra­tion and the case from Supreme Court had been with­drawn.

The rep­re­sen­ta­tive said that the farms op­er­ate with the 50-50 per­cent crops shar­ing be­tween the ad­min­is­tra­tors and the ten­ants in which the in­puts like seeds and fer­til­iz­ers were pro­vided by the Army. The rep­re­sen­ta­tive shared there were only 11 army of­fi­cers whereas around 17,000 ten­ants and wards of lessees that op­er­ated the farms.

He said that the con­tract was re­newed ev­ery year and no one would be or had been ex­pelled from the farms, adding that no First In­for­ma­tion Re­port (FIR) had been reg­is­tered by the armed forces against the lo­cal com­mu­nity. ‘FIRs were reg­is­tered by the lo­cals against each other,’ he said.

CHAMAN: Se­cu­rity Forces per­son­nel de­stroy­ing hide­outs of kid­nap­pers dur­ing an op­er­a­tion at Mer­alzai area and re­cov­ered a kid­napped trader.

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