Pak­istan crit­i­cised on hu­man rights

Western Mail - - UK&WORLD NEWS -

AN in­de­pen­dent Pak­istani watch­dog crit­i­cised the coun­try’s hu­man rights record over the past year in a new re­port yes­ter­day, say­ing the na­tion has failed to make progress.

The damn­ing re­port card is­sued by the Hu­man Rights Com­mis­sion said peo­ple con­tinue to dis­ap­pear in Pak­istan, some­times be­cause they crit­i­cise the coun­try’s pow­er­ful mil­i­tary and other times be­cause they ad­vo­cate bet­ter re­la­tions with neigh­bour­ing In­dia.

The con­tro­ver­sial blas­phemy law con­tin­ues to be mis­used, es­pe­cially against dis­si­dents, with cases in which mere ac­cu­sa­tions that some­one com­mit­ted blas­phemy leads to deadly mob vi­o­lence, it said.

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