National Assembly Committee on Human Rights conducted inquiry into Kharotabad Incident


Islamabad: A human rights sub-committee of the house (National Assembly) in its last meeting on June 08, had decided to go to Baluchistan to investigate the May 17 shooting of foreign citizens because of its concerns regarding the probe being conducted there.

MNA Ms Farahnaz Ispahani, Member of National Assembly’s Committee on Human Rights was directed by Chairman Riaz Fatyana in concurrence with the rest of the committee to travel to Quetta to investigate the Kharrotabad incident.

MNA Ms Farahnaz Ispahani visited Quetta on behalf of the Committee to find out facts about Kharotabad incident on June 11-12th.

During the two-day visit the committee held meetings with IG Police, Additional IG Police, IG FC, CCPO Quetta, Chief Secretary, Home Secretary and other related officials of Baluchistan government.

The investigation was focused on the status of the deceased foreigners—

The Baluchistan officials were unable to answer Ms Farahnaz Ispahani in their first briefing on Saturday evening. The officials were asked to re-appear again the next day with full preparation and documentary proofs of some missing facts. Ms Ispahani also directed the officials to produce the taxi driver of the Russians-Tajiks vehicle, police personnel, and SHO of the concerned area.

MNA Ms Farahnaz Ispahani asked officials to also produce medico-legal officer along with autopsy reports in order to complete the investigation fairly and technically.

In the investigative meeting on Sunday, the committee member was thoroughly briefed by the officials. The committee members interviewed in detail, Syed Baqir Hussain Shah the medico-legal officer and the driver. It also held meetings with the diplomat from Tajikistan Embassy who was representing the dead Tajik citizen and his Russian wife Olga.

While talking to media outside the committee room after completion of inquiry into the probe, MNA Farahnaz Ispahani said that it would be immature to conclude about the incident at this juncture. She said that after analyzing and examining facts and evidences collected during the visit, final report would be submitted and made public as soon as possible.

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