25.2 C
Σάββατο, 10 Ιουνίου, 2023

Pak military, govt continue to use violence: Expert

Περισσότερα Νέα

- Advertisement -

The recent events that occurred in and outside Pakistan have added to the belief that the south Asian country is one of the most dangerous nations in the country and how questioning the Army is Pakistan’s most dangerous business.

Writing for the South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF), Siegfried O Wolf, said that Pakistan is in a state of shock after two horrifying events: first is the killing of journalist Arshad Sharif and the assassination attempt on former prime minister Imran Khan.

“The growing belief that both incidents might be linked contributes to a growing loss of faith by the public in the state and its institutions – especially security sector agents,” he argued in a commentary for SADF.

Sharif was killed by two shots fired at close range. This is one of the few hard facts to have emerged in the two weeks since his murder in a Nairobi suburb on the night of October 23.

The information comes from a Kenyan autopsy report published on November 4. It says that one of the bullets entered his back and exited via his chest and that the other bullet lodged in his head.

- Advertisement -

Expressing doubts about the impartiality of the Pakistani investigators and contradictory Kenyan police statements, Paris-based media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) this week called for a UN probe into Sharif’s murder.

“The information currently emerging from the Kenyan wing of the investigation is contradictory, and all independent attempts to get information are met with a wall of silence,” said Sadibou Marong, the director of RSF’s sub-Saharan Africa bureau. “If the Kenyan authorities want to shed light on this murder, they must ensure that the investigation is not cloaked in imprecision, and that it is independent and impartial.”

Kenya Union of Journalists president Eric Oduor told RSF that a transparent investigation was required by journalists worldwide. “But the government has not reported any progress in the investigations into the killing of Arshad Sharif. And we keep on demanding that the investigations are fast-tracked to bring the killers to book.”

Many questions have meanwhile been raised about Pakistan’s handling of the case, starting with the composition of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) that the government appointed on October 25 to investigate the murder.

Another issue that has been running hot in Pakistan is the assassination bid on Imran Khan.

“The recent assassination attempt on former PM Imran Khan thus gains additional momentum and political brisance. As indicated above, Khan himself, like his supporters, has become a staunch critic of the current establishment,” Wolf wrote in SADF.

He pointed out how after Khan was ousted from power, the PTI chief has been rallying against the military and government, delivering fiery speeches calling for fresh elections.’

Wolf said that Pakistan is witnessing ‘growing discontentment’ about what is happening to people brave enough to question the country’s establishment.

“If the military leadership and the government continue to pursue the violent silencing of critics and fail to ensure fundamental political rights for Pakistan’s citizens, the mounting anger in the streets could escalate to unprecedented, dramatic heights,” he adds.

- Advertisement -


εισάγετε το σχόλιό σας!
παρακαλώ εισάγετε το όνομά σας εδώ

Ροή ειδήσεων


US Sanctions Iranian, Chinese Targets Over Tehran’s Missile, Military Programs

The United States has imposed sanctions on over a dozen people and entities in Iran, China and Hong Kong for running a procurement network for Iran's...

Christian Students Asked to study 20th Congress and celebrate “Heroes” who betrayed the Anglican Church in China

The Shaanxi Bible School, located in Xixian New Area, is in the forefront of “Sinicization,” i.e., of adapting its programs and activities to the...

Chinese foreign min’s visit reignites anti-China demonstrations in Myanmar

Anti-China demonstrations were witnessed across Myanmar when Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang visited Naypyidaw, giving a loud and clear message that Beijing's participation with...

China and it’s Anti-Corruption Drive

According to information from the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the State Supervisory Commission, more than 1,11,000 people were fined in the first...


Αποκλειστικό-Ξεκάθαροι οι τουρκικοί στόχοι στο Αιγαίο-Έριξε το ”σήμα” ο εμπνευστής της ”Γαλάζιας Πατρίδας”

Σε νέες προκλήσεις προχώρησε ο εμπνευστής του δόγματος της ''Γαλάζιας Πατρίδας''. Ο Cihat Yayci ανέφερε πριν λίγο: ''Θεωρώ πολύ σημαντικό ότι η Γαλάζια Πατρίδα είναι...

Όλα στη ”φόρα”-Ο ρόλος της τουρκικής στρατοχωροφυλακής στην κινητικότητα των μεταναστών στον Έβρο – Χάρτες με τα ”τρωτά σημεία”

Δάκτυλο των τουρκικών αρχών, και συγκεκριμένα της τούρκικης στρατοχωροφυλακής, διαβλέπουν οι άνθρωποι που είναι επιφορτισμένοι με τη φύλαξη των συνόρων μας. Πρόκειται για συντονισμένο σχέδιο προώθησης από...

Ξεφεύγει η κατάσταση: Αιγύπτιοι προσπάθησαν να βιάσουν 17χρονη και λιθοβόλησαν τον 22χρονο σύντροφό της στην παραλία της Φρεαττύδας!

Μνήμες από την τραγική υπόθεση βιασμού και ξυλοδαρμού της τότε 17χρονης Μυρτούς Παπαδομιχελάκη στην Πάρο, ξυπνά το περιστατικό της απόπειρας βιασμού ενός άλλου 17χρονου...

Αποκλειστικό-Το ”χοντραίνουν”!-Τουρκόφωνο ΜΜΕ: ”Μητσοτάκη δεν είμαστε Έλληνες Μουσουλμάνοι, είμαστε Mουσουλμάνοι Τούρκοι”

Σε μία νέα πρόκληση προχώρησε μειονοτικό ΜΜΕ! Πριν λίγες ώρες ανέβασε άρθρο με τίτλο: ''Κύριε Μητσοτάκη! Δεν Eίμαστε Έλληνες Μουσουλμάνοι! Είμαστε Mουσουλμάνοι Τούρκοι!'' Όπως φαίνεται η...