Human rights’ report a blow to Punjab government: Memon
* Sindh information minister says report exposes claims of good governance in the province
KARACHI: Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon has said that the report on human rights, which stated that cases of kidnapping, criminal assault and collective rape are on the rise in Punjab, was a blow to the provincial government.
In a statement issued here on Monday, Memon said that the report had exposed the claims of good governance in Punjab. During the last year, overall 7,752 cases of kidnapping were reported out of which 7,251 were committed in Punjab only.
Memon said that the situation of women torture was very horrible in the province as compared to the other ones. It is unfortunate that 32 percent cases of collective rapes and criminal assaults have been reported from Punjab while the province’s crime rate is 16 percent higher than the other ones.
Provincial minister advised Sharif brothers to pay attention towards improving law and order situation in Punjab and not towards misguiding the masses. He said ‘tents drama’ could not help Sharif brothers in gaining sympathies of the people. He said that Sharif brothers should learn the lesson of democracy from any general worker of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), adding that the talk about unnecessary change was quite irrelevant.
Memon said that dengue fever was natural but it could be controlled effectively if timely measures were taken. On the other hand, Punjab chief minister minted the money. Fake sprays were bought and fake medicines were provided to the hospitals, which resulted in the deaths of a hundred innocent people.
Provincial information minister further said that the strike of young doctors was pre-planed and an FIR of all deaths that came as a result should be lodged against the Punjab chief minister. He said that there was a long list of bad governance of the Punjab chief minister and he should seek pardon from the people. He said that the PPP believed in democracy, reconciliation and forgiveness because its basic agenda, which also saved the country, was ‘democracy is the best revenge.’