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U.S. State Department report highlights human rights abuses in Pakistan

WASHINGTON: United States State Department has highlighted the human rights violations being carried out in Pakistan in its yearly country report for 2015, ARY News reported.

According to details, the attacks on leaders of different political parties in the parties were mentioned in the report.

Attacks on former Punjab Home Minister Shujaa Khanzada, Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s Rasheed Godil along with the attacks on activists and leaders of political parties in the country were also mentioned in the report.

The US State Department also stated that several MQM workers were tortured and killed during the Rangers operation in Karachi. It was also mentioned that 55 activists of the party were killed extra-judicially while 151 persons were still missing.

Regarding the commission formed under the Supreme Court Judge Javed Iqbal to probe the missing persons’ issue, the report stated that 211 people are still missing.

The commission was formed in 2011 and 2,722 complaints were received whereas 452 cases have been resolved.

The report mentioned that Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) had banned all kind of programming against the country’s judiciary, military and other law enforcement agencies.

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