Islamabad: A video purportedly showing
Pakistani armed forces personnel physically abusing four
blindfolded men has emerged just days after a paramilitary
trooper was filmed shooting and killing a teenage youth in a
park in Karachi.
The new video, posted on social media sites like
Facebook this week, shows a man in fatigues sexually
assaulting and beating at least four blindfolded men whose
hands are bound to window and door frames.
The man, who is seen grinning, is aided by another man
The blindfolded men`s screams and the laughing of
someone off-camera are audible in the video, media reports
Though the authenticity of the video could not
immediately be ascertained, it has emerged at a time when the
Pakistani armed forces are facing intense scrutiny for several
incidents of extra-judicial killings and abuses.
Paramilitary troops and policemen were filmed gunning
down five unarmed foreigners, including a pregnant woman, in
the southwestern city of Quetta last month after declaring
them "suicide bombers".
It was later established that none of the foreigners had weapons or explosives.
Last week, a TV cameraman filmed a paramilitary
Pakistan Rangers personnel shooting Sarfraz Shah, 18, at point
blank range in a park in Karachi.
The youth was left to bleed to death, the video
repeatedly aired on news channels showed.