Lahore, July 12 (ANI): The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has said the increasing incidents of violence and bloodshed across the country have not only exposed a propensity by all concerned to resort to violence at the slightest excuse, but also a consistent failure of the state to address inclination towards violence and to bring the perpetrators to justice.
HRCP is extremely perturbed at the growing incidence and extent of violence in all parts of Pakistan. As many as 18 people were killed by gunmen in Dasht area of Balochistan, close to the Iranian border, last week. It must be investigated whether the motive for this attack was sectarian or ethnic, the Daily Times quoted the HRCP statement, as saying.
Then there is the attack on an army camp along the Chenab bank in which seven soldiers and a police personnel were killed, it added.
In another aggravation, faculty members of Sindh University, Jamshoro, were shot at, it further added.
The HRCP statement said that these incidents have two things in common- one, that the attackers are never apprehended, which emboldens them and others to continue; and second, that the entire country is overcome by a propensity for violence to the extent that a reasoned and peaceful discourse has become all but extinct.
The commission said that civil society and political parties with influence must not shirk from condemning bloodshed, and from playing their role in challenging the trends of violence and brutalisation of society. (ANI)