HRCP condemns Lahore prison staff attack
LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), on Friday, strongly condemned the killing of nine trainee prison staff from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in a terrorist attack in Lahore on Thursday. The HRCP criticized the lack of security for the victims and called for an efficient probe to apprehend the killers.
In a meeting on Friday, the commission said, “The administration has conceded that the staff did not have security and the police chief says that he was not aware that the trainee staffers were lodged there. The terrorists clearly have better intelligence than the police. The attack raises a lot of very disturbing and not wholly new questions. It is impossible to think that such an attack could have been launched without considerable local support and might well have been solely the work of local militants.”
It said, “HRCP is not qualified to offer advice on matters of security but it must say that this attack demands a lot of soul-searching and much more than the usual response to terrorism, which has been confined to condemnation and rhetoric.”