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ISPR rejects HRW reaction on Saleem commission report

RAWALPINDI: A spokesman for the ISPR Thursday said the press release issued by the HRW New York on January 30 regarding the report of the judicial commission on Journalist Saleem Shahzad’s alleged murder had been found extremely derogatory, biased and contradictory.

He said in a press release that in one stroke Brad Adams (executive director of Human Rights Watch’s Asia Division) had discredited the judicial commission that investigated Saleem Shahzad’s alleged murder, demonised the ISI and castigated the government of Pakistan, going on to suggest a darker destination of evidence if pursued again.

“It is unclear where Adams forms opinions like these from but one thing is evident that his thought process and ability to logically analyse a given situation suffers from serious bias.”

The spokesman added the judicial commission was headed by a very honourable judge of the Supreme Court, which is highly respected for its integrity and courage of conviction. “It is not without reason that the Supreme Court is the guarantor of the rule of law and the architect of constitutional future of our country,” he added.

He said to expect the judicial commission probing Saleem Shehzad’s alleged murder headed by Justice Saqib Nisar to spare or shy away from the so-called ‘culpable ISI’ was not only disrespectful, but also out of character of the honourable court.

“The HRW should visit the Supreme Court website to see what kind of historic and hitherto unheard of court actions have been initiated by the apex court regarding ISI/intelligence agencies and the unprecedented obedience/compliance they have readily commanded.”

Source: The News