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ISLAMABAD: HRCP Chairperson Asma Jeghangir has strongly attacked the government saying that in the holy month of Muharram, the Pervez Musharraf regime had cut off water connections to the residence of deposed chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.

“There is no remorse shown by the Government of Pakistan at the series of human rights violations it has committed only in the last three years.

The caretaker government too has pursued the policy of oppression and intimidation.

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan deplores that all water connections to the residence of Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry have been disconnected.

Such tactics are often employed by rowdy ‘Kabza’ groups to harass people. It is most regrettable that the present regime has behaved worse,” Asma Jeghangir said in a statement sent to The News.

The HRCP chairperson said: “Continued illegal detention of chief justice Chaudhry and his family members is a scandal. It finds no parallel in any other country. Leaders of bar associations, Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan, Mr Tariq Mahmood and Ali Ahmed Kurd continue to be detained and are refused proper medical treatment.”

The HRCP said that absence of an independent judiciary had given the Musharraf government a free hand to use tyrannical means to silence its opponents.

The HRCP resolved to continue to support all efforts aimed at the restoration of the November 2 judiciary. The HRCP will renew with greater vigour its campaign for the release of judges and lawyers.

Source: The News
Date:1/18/2008