HRCP alarmed at surge in violence
LAHORE: The HRCP has expressed alarm at the increasing incidents of wanton violence and bloodshed across the country, including the recent killing of at least 18 people in Dasht, this week’s attack on an army camp in Gujrat and daily killings in Karachi.
The commission said “HRCP is extremely perturbed over the growing incidence and extent of violence in all parts of Pakistan. As many as 18 people were killed by gunmen in Dasht area of Balochistan close to the Iranian border last week. It must be investigated whether the motive for this attack was sectarian or ethnic.
Then there is an attack on an army camp along the Chenab bank in which seven soldiers and a cop were killed. This is a serious issue, and the identity of attackers should not be a mystery. Violence in Karachi has become such a regular occurrence that killing of six or seven people in the metropolis every day no longer appears to get the authorities’ attention. In another aggravation, faculty members of Sindh University, Jamshoro, were shot at and one of them Amar Sindhu also received bullet injuries. The teachers have been calling for addressing the law and order in the university.