HRCP urges admin to protect lives against terrorist attacks -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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HRCP urges admin to protect lives against terrorist attacks

HUMAN Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has urged the administration to demonstrate some capacity to protect lives against terrorist attacks instead of merely announcing alert or red alert after each explosions or suicide bombings.

In a press statement signed by HRCP secretary general Iqbal Haider, the commission further added that the terrorist attack inside the Navy War College in Lahore on Tuesday was not more serious than the recent incidents in Swat and Darra Adamkhel in which nearly 100 people lost their lives but the fact that the site was pretty close to the Governor House and the Provincial Assembly chambers and the students at the college included officers from friendly nations lent it special significance.

As usual, the authorities announced a red alert across the country. Such gestures are becoming increasingly meaningless, as the terrorists are evidently enjoying freedom of the land. The statement demanded that the administration must now admit its failure to deal with the menace of terrorism. The people have a right to know what has been done to trace terrorists training camps, the routes used for supply of explosives and the sources of funds used in these operations.

On the eve of the general elections, the official spokespersons, who apparently cannot agree among themselves, announced violence-free polling as, according to them, the terrorists had all been rounded up. HRCP further questioned the government’s claims that they arrested major terrorists while asking the reasons and background of current blasts and doubting that terrorists might have been trying to extend the length of the current regime.

Source: The News
Date:3/6/2008