Voice of America (VOA) said that the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) expressed its worry over the current state of affairs in the nation.
Voice of America (VOA) said that the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) expressed its worry over the current state of affairs in the nation. Notably, there have been more disappearances and crackdowns on political activists in the nation. According to HRCP, there has also been a surge in blasphemy charges, instigation, and incidents of violence against transgender people and religious minorities. The study, which was made public on Wednesday, featured information on Pakistan’s human rights status in 2022. According to the report released by HRCP, 2022 was a year of political upheaval and instability in Pakistan.
Criminal activity is increasing in Pakistan: HRCP
The problem of handling the nation’s constitutional and political conflicts via the courts, according to HRCP, made things worse. After the no-confidence vote against former Prime Minister Imran Khan last year, there has been an increase in unrest in Pakistan, according to VOA news. The general populace has also been severely impacted by Pakistan’s political unrest and devastating floods. More than 1700 people were murdered and 30.3 million people were impacted by the unusual rainfall and flooding that Pakistan experienced last year, according to VOA. In addition, according to HRCP data, instances of forcible disappearances persisted last year. 35 incidents of blasphemy have been registered in the economically underdeveloped nation, according to police data. While the non-governmental organization Center for Social Justice claims that 171 persons have been accused of blasphemy, the majority of which have taken place in Punjab, according to VOA news. The Human Rights organization has also highlighted an upsurge in terrorist strikes in Pakistan. 533 people were killed and 832 wounded in 376 terrorist acts that took place around the nation in 2022. The suicide assault on the Jama Masjid in Peshawar, which left 63 people dead, was the bloodiest of them all.
There have been 2,210 instances of enforced disappearances that are still open, according to statistics provided by the Government Commission for the Recovery of Enforced Disappearances. The alleged mistreatment of detainees has also drawn the attention of a human rights organization. The human rights organization voiced its “concerns over the audio and video leaks of conversations between some political and non-political individuals that have come to light in Pakistan since last year” in a statement highlighting infringement of the rights to privacy and dignity. The HRCP report has not received any official government response to far, but the administration has maintained that it is the duty of the government to protect the human and fundamental rights of all citizens.