HRCP con­demns sec­tar­ian killings

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LA­HORE

The Hu­man Rights Com­mis­sion of Pak­istan (HRCP) has strongly con­demned the killing of about 25 in­no­cent Pak­istani ci­ti­zens on the grounds of their be­lief and called for se­ri­ous ef­forts to sub­due the mon­ster of sec­tar­i­an­ism. In a state­ment is­sued here Thurs­day, HRCP said.

No words are strong enough to con­demn Wed­nes­day's killing spree in which around 25 in­no­cent Pak­ista­nis were not slaugh­tered while per­form­ing be­lief-re­lated rit­u­als nor are ad­e­quate for ex­press­ing the shame to which the whole na­tion has been put.

It seems the new breed of re­li­gious zealots wanted to tell the D-8 dig­ni­taries all about the mess the Is­lamic Repub­lic of Pak­istan has been turned into. Quite ob­vi­ously the tar­get­ing of the Shia ci­ti­zens has reached a new high this year and many quar­ters ap­pre­hend more blood­shed on Ashura. All kinds of em­i­nent fig­ures in government and po­lit­i­cal par­ties have is­sued con­dem­na­tory state­ments and spokesper­sons of fed­eral and pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ments are mak­ing tall claims above their plans to main­tain peace.

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