Senate assails Sabeen’s murder, exhibition of controversial cartoons
ISLAMABAD: The Senate unanimously passed on Wednesday two resolutions, one condemning the recent targeted killing of a human rights activist in Karachi and the other criticising the exhibition of controversial caricatures in the US.
The resolution on the killing of civil society activist Sabeen Mehmud, who was shot dead in Karachi on April 24, was moved by Nasreen Jalil of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) after a brief debate on a call-attention notice by PPP’s Farhatullah Babar.
The house paid rich tribute to Ms Mehmud for her services for human rights and urged the government to arrest her murderers.
Speaking on his notice, Mr Babar said Ms Mehmud had been assassinated after she made available the platform of her NGO for discussion on missing persons in Balochistan.
He reiterated his call for legislation to bring the intelligence agencies under the ambit of law in order to protect them from unsubstantiated allegations of involvement in extra-judicial killings, enforced disappearances and grave human rights violations.