ISLAMABAD: The Senate Committee on Human Rights Tuesday expressed grave concern over reviews about presidential pardon to the Rangers convicted of 2011 homicide of a younger boy and termed it a merciless joke. Chaired by Senator Nasreen Jalil, the committee assembly was attended by Senators Karim Khawaja, Mufti Abdus Sattar, Nisar Muhammad Khan, Samina Abid, Sehar Kamran and Rubina Khalid.
Minister and secretary for human rights and different officers have been in attendance. The difficulty got here up when Senator Farhatullah Babar sought the chairperson’s permission to debate ‘another merchandise’ after the conclusion of agenda. “That is an unacceptable affront to the human rights of victims and their households. It’s a license to uniformed personnel to brandish weapons and kill harmless individuals at will and with impunity,” he stated, including that official sources quoted within the media reviews lent it credibility.
Babar stated it was not straightforward to erase the pictures of a terrified Sarfaraz Shah beseeching his innocence with folded arms and the sadistic pleasure on the face of the shooter. “The shameful photographs will proceed to shake acutely aware even in a distant age and distant clime and lengthy in any case characters concerned had vanished,” he stated.
Babar stated pardon with out consent of the victims will additional embolden the LEAs to take regulation into their very own arms at will and with impunity. He stated it is going to be a monumental pity if President Mamnoon left behind a extremely doubtful legacy that ‘criminals and convicts who as soon as wore uniform are a breed aside from criminals who’ve by no means worn uniform’. “This legacy will flip the already damaged felony justice system on its head,” he warned.
All members of the committee invited by the chairperson to precise their views strongly condemned the transfer and demanded that a highly effective message be despatched throughout within the type of a unanimous decision towards pardoning the criminals. Minister for human rights endorsed the members’ sentiments saying that the topic was handled by the inside ministry and that he’ll take it up with the minister.
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