Human rights report: IG Balochistan FC defends his force

800 people had lost their lives; more than 1,300 civilians and law enforcers were injured in rocket, mine attacks.


August 04, 2011

ISLAMABAD: Inspector-General of Frontier Corps Balochistan Maj-Gen Ubaidullah Khan rejected a Human Rights Watch report on Wednesday, saying that the report, which blamed security agencies for missing persons in Balochistan, was an attempt to malign law enforcement agencies in Balochistan.

“I have complete confidence in the credibility of the law enforcing force which functions in accordance with the law and orders of the government,” he said in an interview. He pointed out that 800 people had lost their lives while more than 1,300 civilians and law enforcers were injured in rocket and mine attacks during the last 18 months but these incidents had not been mentioned in the report. He said that his force was not involved in any extra-constitutional or extra-judicial activities. To project law enforcement forces in a bad light was in the interest of such human rights organisations, he said.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 4th, 2011.