ISLAMABAD: The Senate’s Practical Committee on Human Rights on Tuesday rejected a report submitted by Sindh Rangers relating to the human rights violations in Karachi Operation, declaring it “pretend and phony”.
Within the report, ready by a comparatively unknown human rights organisation referred to as “Human Rights Fee on South Asia”, Sindh Rangers got a clear chit.
Sindh Rangers, whereas referring to the report, claimed that no human rights violations have been completed by the paramilitary drive throughout ongoing Karachi Operation.
“I’ve tried to seek out out the whereabouts of the stated organisation, nevertheless, it has no workplace in Pakistan,” Senator Farhatullah Babar stated through the senate panel assembly.
Sindh Rangers has obtained a false report by a doubtful NGO in a bid to persuade the parliamentary physique that “it [Rangers] isn’t concerned in human rights violations whereas conducting operation in Karachi”, asserted Babar.
Babar stated that the identify of famend Pakistani journalist Rahimullah Yousafzai was talked about on the organisation’s web site, nevertheless, “he [Yousafzai] denied having any hyperlinks with the stated human rights physique”.
“The web site is being run by an individual from Hong Kong, whereas the one contact quantity talked about on the web site is of London,” Babar stated, including that the organisation has no bodily presence in Pakistan.
The PPP senator additional alleged that Sindh Rangers has tried to dodge the committee. “This transfer by Sindh Rangers has not solely broken its personal credibility but in addition of Pakistan Military,” he maintained.
The members of the Senate committee referred to as for holding an inquiry into the matter of “submission of a false report by Sindh Rangers”. The lawmakers additionally demanded that report relating to human rights violations ought to be summoned from a reputable organisation.
Chairperson of the human rights committee Senator Nasreen Jalil, whereas terming it an important matter, stated that she is going to provoke applicable motion on this regard.
The Senate panel additionally suggested the federal government to amend the process of implementing blasphemy regulation within the instances of blasphemy. “We’re involved over the misuse of blasphemy regulation within the nation,” Nasreen Jalil remarked.
She additional stated that the processing process for the instances which fall underneath blasphemy regulation must be amended as a way to keep away from misuse of the stated regulation.
Nasreen Jalil was of the view that “individuals misuse the regulation to take revenge from their foes and escape punishment”.
Nationwide Fee on Human Rights (NCHR) Chairman Ali Nawaz Chohan, in his ideas, stated investigations in blasphemy instances shouldn’t be carried out by cops under the rank of Superintendent of Police (SP).
Chohan steered that instances beneath the regulation have to be heard by the District and Session judges. He additionally really helpful making blasphemy a bailable offence till the guilt is proved.
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