Pakistani government fiddling as NWFP burns: Amnesty InternationalApril 24th, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Apr.24 (ANI): Concerned at the plight of thousands of people who are at the mercy of the ‘abusive and repressive’ Taliban in the NWFP’s Buner district following the insurgent’s invasion of the region, the international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has severely criticized the Pakistan Government for its callous attitude towards the issue.
“The Pakistani government is fiddling as the North-West Frontier Province burns,” AI’s Asia-Pacific director Sam Zarifi said.
“The government has not given any sense of how it intends to protect the rights of hundreds of thousands of people who are now subject to the repressive rule of the Taliban, just in the shadow of the capital,” a statement issued by the organization stated.
The statement further stated that the people of the region needed support from the government, but certainly do not want any inconclusive military offensive.
“The people of Buner are desperate for government support, but they don’t want another inconclusive army operation that destroys what it can’t protect,” The Daily Times quoted the statement, as saying. (ANI)
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