Call to bring reforms in intelligence agencies

General Karachi

Karachi: Chairperson Defence of Human Rights DHR Amina Masood Janjua Tuesday said the Supreme Court and people of Pakistan would decide the fate of former President General rtd Pervez Musharraf in view of human rights violation allegations levelled against him.

She expressed these views while addressing a press conference at Karachi Press Club. She said last 10 years have been remembered as worst decade due to violation of basic human rights in Pakistan and there is no such example in history of the country. She said 872 cases of missing people have been registered in apex court the breakup of which is as Punjab 369, Khyber Pakhtunkhawa 347, Sind 66 and Balochistan 90.

Amina Janjua said due to constant struggle and protest of DHR, around 125 missing persons were released from illegal custody of intelligence agencies but 500 more cases of missing person have also been reported recently. She lamented that illegal detention of citizens is still being continued in the country by the law enforcement agencies.

Janjua alleged intelligence agencies are constantly violating the constitution of Pakistan and people are being victimized over speaking truth in country. She said Commission formed by the interior ministry for recovery of missing persons had failed to deliver.

She demanded bringing reforms in law enforcement agencies and stressed the need for ensuring positive attitude by intelligence agencies.

Coordinator DHR Karachi Hussain Baloch, Deputy Coordinator Dr Faheema and Fahimullah Khan were also present on the occasion.