HRCP flays doctor`s killing
LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan on Friday condemned the killing of surgeon Dr Baqir Shah in Quetta.
In a statement, the HRCP said it was deeply regrettable that Dr Shah, who had reported receiving death threats and had earlier been injured in an attack, was provided no protection by the authorities.
It should be noted that the doctor had conducted the postmortem of the bodies of five foreigners killed by security forces in Kharotabad and had concluded that they had died of gunshot wounds and were unarmed.
The HRCP said Dr Shah’s killing demonstrated impunity with which death squads were operating in Balochistan. It demanded a transparent probe into the murder of Dr Shah as well as into all targeted killings in the province.