Protection of Pakistan Act: HRCP offers to train police

Representatives of the HRCP expressed grievances on the Protection of Pakistan Act

Our Correspondent July 20, 2014

KARACHI: Representatives of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) expressed grievances on the Protection of Pakistan Act during their meeting with Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Saturday and recommended a mechanism to resolve issues with the Act. During the meeting HRCP’s fact-finding delegation, led by Asma Jahangir and Zohra Yusuf, offered to provide technical help to the Sindh police to train them to maintain human rights while performing their duty in the field. Responding to the reservations expressed by HRCP, the chief minister said the country is passing through a war-like situation. “In this situation, the LEAs are not in the position to intimate the accused or his parents before arresting him,” he said.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 20th, 2014.

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