Washington, D.C – Briefing on human rights situation in Sindh, Pakistan was held in US Congress building under congresswoman Loretta Sanchez and was attended by Congressmen Brad Sherman and Adam Schiff. Issues related to rise of religious extremism, enforced or involuntary disappearances of Sindhi nationalists by Pakistan’s military, intelligence agencies and other agencies, forced conversions to Islam of Hindu women, and Sindh police’s torture policy called “Half Fry – Full Fry” were raised by the speakers.
T. Kumar of Amnesty International, U.S.A, and Hasan Mujtaba; a New York based journalist and human rights defender were keynote speakers in the Congressional Cannon Building attended by Democrat Congressmen Brad Sherman, Adam Schiff and Congresswoman Loretta from California.
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The briefing will include the following speakers:
Hon. Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Hon. Congressman Brad Sherman, Hon. Congressman Adam Schiff, Mr. Hasan Mujtaba, Mr. T. Kumar and Mr. Munawar Laghari (Sufi).
Hon. Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez:
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez is proud to represent California’s 46th Congressional District.
As the second highest ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), Rep. Sanchez is a recognized leader on military and national security issues. She currently serves as the Ranking Member of the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee, where she works to prepare our Armed Forces for a new generation of security challenges. Rep. Sanchez is also a member of the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, making sure our nation is appropriately prepared for any missile or nuclear attacks.
Washington, DC: The Sindhi Foundation has briefed the United Nations Human Rights Council on the cases of enforced involuntary disappearances of Sindhi nationalists and their killings by torture in Sindh province of Pakistan allegedly by military and its intelligence agencies.
Briefing the 107th session of the Working group on Enforced or involuntary Disappearances at the Palais Wilson of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights at Geneva, journalist and human rights defender Hasan Mujtaba alleged that today’s Pakistan is repeating atrocities of past committed in Argentina and Chile as far as disappearances of Sindhi nationalist activists and political dissidents are concerned. He termed Pakistan as the “land of disappearance.”
Washington: A US-based community organization working for the welfare of Sindhi people has said it will brief the UN on the enforced disappearances and killings of the youth that take place in Pakistan’s Sindh province.
A delegation of Sindhi Foundation comprising Hasan Mujtaba, journalist and human rights defender on Sindh and Sufi Laghari, executive director of the organisation will brief the 107th session of the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances to be held in Geneva on September 17, according to a media report.