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PPP reluctant to reinstate Justice Iftikhar: Asma Jahangir

Asma Jahangir said that PPP was afraid of Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, that’s why it was reluctant to reinstate him and intend to continue justice Dogar.
ISLAMABAD: Amnesty International Pakistan has issued its annual report revealing severe human rights violation in Pakistan. According to details, one hundred and thirty five people are hanged in one year on the charges of murders. A young boy was also among the hanged in one year on the charges of murders. A young boy was also among the hanged who murdered in the age of fifteen years.

The IH RO further revealed that the government had failed to stop honour killing and in-house violence against women and to punish those people involved in such crimes. Quoting “Aurat Foundation”, a woman rights organization in Pakistan, the report indicated that 182 women and 104 men were killed in Sindh in the name of honour during the first ten months of 2007.

The reports stated that some incidents of kidnapping innocent people and later on killing them took place in tribal areas. The report threw light on the military operation conducted against the Lal Masjid which accelerates also killed dozens of people on the charges of spying for the government or against the violation picture in the rule of President Musharraf.

To a question, Asma Jahangir said the report has presented the real picture of Pakistan and sever violation of human rights was committed during Musharraf government. Asma Jahangir: said that” Our role is to put pressure on the government to make laws in this regard. We have organized pressure groups in Pakistan. Let me say that dictatorship does not bother peoples’ agitation”.

About new government regarding recovery of missing persons and the reinstatement of judges, Asma Jahangir pointed out that Pakistan Peoples Party was afraid of Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, that’s why it was reluctant to reinstate him and intend to continue justice Dogar. As far as missing persons were concerned, positive signs can be seen in the new government in this regard.-SANA

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Rubab Saleem

Rubab Saleem is Editor of Pakistan Times

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