Political Parties Condemn Sialkot Murders And Police Torture
LAHORE: Several political parties on Saturday condemned the brutal killing of two brothers in Sialkot in the presence of police officers, as well as the Bahawalpur police’s torture of doctors and female medical students, saying the incidents showed that Punjab had turned into a police state.
The Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP’s) parliamentary secretary for information and technology in the Punjab Assembly, Nargis Faiz Malik, while condemning both incidents said that police torture incidents had become more frequent across the province due to the wrong polices of the provincial government.
Failure: The PPP leader said that the police had gotten out of control and were misusing their powers and authority because of political interference in the police department by the ruling party in Punjab, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
The Pakistan Muslim League-Qauid’s (PML-Q’s) opposition leader in the Punjab Assembly, Chaudhry Zaheeruddin, criticised the PML-N-led government in the province and said Shahbaz Sharif was running his government through the police and that as a result, the police were using their powers inappropriately.
He said jungle law prevailed in the province of Punjab and that the lives and property of the people were not safe in the hands of law enforcement agencies. It was a pity, he said Shahbaz Sharif claimed to be a Khadam-e-Aala but did not deem it necessary to express his regret over both the incidents.
The chief of the Jamaat Islami Pakistan (JIP), Syed Munawar Hasan, and Secretary General Liaquat Baloch have strongly condemned the brutal killing of two brothers in the presence of the police and the brutal torture by the police of female students of Bahawalpur Medical College and doctors of Victoria Hospital, who had been protesting peacefully.
Welcome: They said that the killing of the two brothers in Sialkot was a slap in the face for the Shahbaz Sharif government as well as law enforcement agencies, and the incident had damaged the country’s image at an international level.
All these political parties welcomed the court’s timely decision to take suo motu notices of both the incidents and also expressed their hope that justice would be served.