Killings of teachers, activists unacceptable, says HRCP
LAHORE: The target killing of teachers and political activists in Balochistan is outrageous and utterly unacceptable, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said on Friday, calling upon the government to make greater efforts to stop the killings.
A statement issued by HRCP said: “In circumstances that are both tragic and familiar, unidentified armed motorcyclists have killed another teacher, Saba Dashtiari, in Quetta, and another political activist, Nasim Jangiyan, in Turbat.
The police have promptly classified Dashtiari’s assassination as target killing and stated that Jangiyan could also have been a victim of target killing. This is not the first time that teachers and political activists have been killed in this manner in Balochitsan and, unless extraordinary measures are taken, it would not be the last.
The people may be excused for thinking that the security agencies’ job is merely categorising murders. Why is it that after so many murders, the state is no closer to nabbing the culprits?”
Source: Daily Times