Human rights situation pathetic, says MNA -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Human rights situation pathetic, says MNA

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Human Rights has recommended that the heads of law enforcement agencies should be held responsible in the cases of extrajudicial killings.

This was announced by Riaz Fatyana, who heads the NA body, at a press conference. Other members of the committee were also present at the Press Club.

“We have also recommended that the government should include human rights as subject during training of police, Rangers and other civil law enforcement agencies,” he said.

“Human rights situation in the country is shameful and pathetic. There is an urgent need for joint efforts by media, parliamentarians and the judiciary to improve it.”

He said a sub-committee has been formed to compile an investigative report on law and order and human rights violations in the country.

This committee will be headed by MNA Farahnaz Ispahani and present its report in 15 days.

Mr Fatyana expressed grave concern over the incidents of Kharotabad, killing of Sarfaraz Shah in Karachi, murder of journalist Saleem Shahzad and other incidents of human rights violations.

MNA Javed Hashmi asked the government to remove legal complications from the notification to constitute an independent judicial commission to probe Shahzad’s murder.
Source: Dawn
Date:6/18/2011