UN Raises Concern Over Reintroduction of Military Courts For Trial of Civilians:
Volker Türk, the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights, has expressed deep concern regarding the situation in Pakistan, particularly in light of the reported intention to revive the use of military courts to try civilians.
During a press conference held at the UN in Geneva, Türk expressed alarm over the recent escalation of violence and raised concerns about mass arrests being conducted under problematic laws, which could potentially result in arbitrary detention.
He called upon the authorities to ensure prompt, impartial, and transparent investigations into the deaths and injuries that occurred during the protests on May 9.
Türk emphasized that the only sustainable path towards a safe, secure, and prosperous Pakistan lies in upholding human rights, democratic processes, and the rule of law. He stressed the importance of allowing meaningful and unrestricted participation from all segments of society.
In summary, Türk highlighted the importance of respecting human rights, democratic processes, and the rule of law as essential for achieving a safe, secure, and prosperous Pakistan. He also underscored the significance of inclusive participation from all sectors of society.