LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan on Wednesday expressed deep shock and grief at the murder of parents of Justice Javed Iqbal, a senior judge of the Supreme Court, and condemned the killing as “absolutely unconscionable”.
In a statement, it said: “The HRCP is shocked at the brutal murder of Justice Javed Iqbal`s aged parents in a locality that is considered safe from criminal activities. We condole with the bereaved family.
The HRCP will not like to comment on the motives behind the absolutely unconscionable killing until the matter has been thoroughly investigated. However, if there is even the slightest indication that this is some kind of a message to the judiciary, that will be an even more sinister incident than the ghastly murders.
The incident only underlines the state of disorder and lawlessness and the extent of perils to life and liberty even in the country`s main cities.