High time to hold Pak intelligence agencies accountable for their crimes: Editorial

November 3rd, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Nov 3(ANI): Lack of transparency has made Pakistan’s intelligence agencies feel that they are above the law, an editorial in a leading Pakistan newspaper has said.

“Our intelligence agencies are notorious for abducting, torturing and killing those they think are the state’s ‘enemies’. Nobody has dared to make the agencies accountable for their alleged crimes,” the editorial in the Daily Times said.

“It is high time that the method in which our agencies conduct their ‘operations’ is exposed,” it added.

It further backed the Supreme Court’s decision of ordering concerned authorities to investigate the matter of missing prisoners.

“Eleven prisoners were freed by the Anti-Terrorist Court and the LHC, yet the manner in which they were either abducted or ‘handed over’ to the intelligence agencies leads one to believe that these agencies are above the law,” the editorial said.

“Neither do they care for the court’s verdict or the rule of law. If the intelligence agencies had any evidence of the involvement of these prisoners in the highly sensitive attacks they were accused to have carried out, the evidence should have been shared with the prosecution,” it added. (ANI)

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