QUETTA: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) Balochistan chapter staged a demonstration outside the Quetta Press Club on Tuesday to protest against the deteriorating law and order situation in the province.
Activists were seen carrying banners and placards with slogans against the government and its functionaries for their failure to maintain peace in the province.
Addressing the demonstration, HRCP Balochistan chairman Tahir Hussain said that rights groups had been raising their voice against the worsening state of human rights in the province for the last couple of years but the government had turned a deaf ear to this appeal. They have failed to take practical steps for bringing peace, he said.
“The situation is going from bad to worse with each passing day, particularly with the recovery of decomposed bodies of missing persons in desolate places and increasing incidents of kidnappings,” said Hussain.
“Kidnapping for ransom has become a lucrative business here where traders, businessmen and well off people are kidnapped on a daily basis,” he said, adding that he did not see the writ of the government in any area of the province.
HRCP Balochistan called on the federal government to take concrete steps for retaining durable peace in the province.
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