UN concerned over human rights violations in Pak

Last Updated: Saturday, August 25, 2012 - 13:31

Islamabad: The United Nations has raised concern over the escalating instances of human rights violations in Pakistan, including the increasing number of missing persons in the province of Balochistan, a report has said.

The UN, in a letter to the Pakistani Interior Ministry, expressed serious concerns over missing persons and their non-recovery and target killings in Balochistan and other parts of the country.

Sources in the Ministry revealed that a seven-member high-powered UN delegation would visit Pakistan from September 10 to 20, the Daily Times reports.

The delegation is likely to visit Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Quetta and Peshawar to get first-hand information about the human rights violations in the country.

The sources further said that the delegation would hold meetings with the Prime Minister, Interior Minister, Minister for Religious Affairs, Attorney General and other officials concerned of all provinces, the paper said.

According to the paper, the UN, in its letter, has urged Pakistan to play its role to help stop human rights violations and recover missing persons.

ANI



First Published: Saturday, August 25, 2012 - 13:31

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