UN concerned over human rights violations in Pak
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.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- BJP likely to form next govt in Bihar: Mulayam Singh
- Haryana minister Krishan Bedi mocks Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'
- Shiv Sena spills ink on ORF chairperson Sudheendra Kulkarni's face
- Bihar Polls: Lalu Yadav's controversial tweet against Karpoori Thakur and PM Modi
- Hafiz Saeed teaching terrorism to children in Pakistan
- ISL 2015: Atletico de Kolkata vs Kerala Blasters - Preview
- Aarushi Talwar's grandfather breaks silence, writes open letter – Read
- 2015 Bihar Assembly Elections: 57% voting in first phase, women voters outnumber men
- Bigg Boss double trouble: Four lovebirds, one former couple inside the house
- Five ways to get pregnant fast!