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HRCP to conduct fact-finding on Karachi violence 

23 Julie 2011 07:35:34

HRCP to conduct fact-finding on Karachi violence


Deeply concerned at the intensity of violence in Karachi in recent weeks that has resulted in the loss of over 200 lives and injuries to many more, apart from displacement of families and total disruption of economic activity, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has decided to organize a fact-finding team to look into the causes of violence and to discuss solutions for sustainable peace.


The HRCP mission would be in Karachi from July 29 to July 31. The team, comprising of HRCP council members from all provinces, would meet representatives of the provincial government and political parties, as well as those from other sections of society – such as business people, transporters, workers of emergency and health services, NGOs, journalists, etc.


On July 31, the HRCP mission would hold a public hearing at the Karachi Press Club at 3:30 pm. The HRCP mission requests citizens of Karachi, particularly those from the severely affected areas, to attend the public hearing and share their experiences. By doing so, they would provide valuable contribution to the mission’s report and recommendations.