Published On: Tue, Mar 25th, 2014
Published in Category: Lahore

HRCP alarmed at JSQM leaders’ killing, demands probe

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Lahore: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed serious concern over the killing of two leaders of the Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) and called for a transparent probe to nab the killers.

In a statement issued on Monday, the commission said: “HRCP wants to voice its grave concern over the apparently well planned killing of JSQM leaders Maqsood Qureshi and Salman Wadho, whose charred bodies were found in a torched car in Naushehro Feroze district on Friday.

“HRCP rejects violence in all instances and would like to point out that never in the history of the country has killing of political dissidents yielded positive results.

“In previous killings of political activists in Sindh and elsewhere in Pakistan the government had vowed to hold an investigation but not much has happened. HRCP hopes and demands that that would not be the case this time.

“Because of the slain leaders’ political affiliation and also because their party has accused the law-enforcement agencies of involvement in the killings, it is imperative that the matter is fully probed.

“While calling for a transparent investigation in a prompt manner, HRCP also demands that the probe itself and its findings should be public in order to address any bitterness or misgivings and to prevent peace and tranquillity from further taking a hit.”