Saturday, August 25, 2012

UN expresses concerns over HR violations in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: United Nations has expressed grave concern over the human rights violations in Pakistan, including increasing number of missing persons, particularly in the province of Balochistan, Daily Times learnt on Friday.
According to sources in the Interior Ministry, a seven-member high-powered UN delegation would visit Pakistan from September 10 to 20. The UN, through a letter to the Interior Ministry, has expressed serious concerns over missing persons and their non-recovery and target killings in Balochistan and other parts of the country. The delegation would visit Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Quetta and Peshawar to get first-hand information about the human rights violations in the country, the sources further said. The delegation will hold meetings with the prime minister, interior minister, minister for religious affairs, attorney general and other officials concerned of all provinces.
According to the letter, the UN has asked Pakistan to play its role to help stop human rights violations and recover missing persons.  News source Daily Times

UN decides to observe Balochistan situation

ISLAMABAD, (SANA): United Nations has decided to send a delegation to Pakistan for reviewing the situation in Balochistan. Foreign office has been informed in this regard. The UN authorities has written a letter to foreign ministry mentioning that seven-member US delegation would visit Pakistan from September 10 to 20 to review the situation in Balochisatan. The UN delegation would visit Quetta, Karachi, Peshawar and Islamabad. Members of the UN delegation would also hold meetings with Prime Minister,interior Minister and the provincial authorities.

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