Daily Archives: May 26, 2012
International watchdog says Pakistani security and intelligence forces are blamed for torture and killing of civilians, journalists, activists
By Asif Mehmood
On the launch of Amnesty International Report 2012 at the international headquarters, AI Secretary General Salil Shetty said in March, the Pakistani government established a new commission to probe forced disappearances but took six months to appoint former Supreme Court judge Justice Javed Iqbal to head it. A previous commission formed in March 2010 traced 220 of the several hundred missing people. Both commissions were criticised for failing to protect witnesses and for conducting inadequate investigations, especially in cases where security forces and intelligence agencies were implicated.
Sweden: A one-day seminar was held in Stockholm, the Capital of Sweden, on the ongion Human Rights violation and the current situation of Balochistan. The Swedish Liberal Party (POLK) and a Sweden based Baloch political activist Mohammad Zainudini Baloch had organised the event.
Baloch leaders Hyrbyair Marri, Khan Suleman Daud Khan, Akhtar Mengal, Human Rights activists Angela Harvy and a representative of Amnesty International talked about the Baloch plight situation of Balochistan.