Detention of GBDA chief flayed

Weekly Bang-e-sahar Saturday, April 19—25, 2008


By Our Correspondent


GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan Democratic Alliance (GBDA) has condemned the detention of its chairman Ghulam Shehzad Agha in Skardu, allegedly by security agencies.

   In a joint statement here, senior leaders of the party said the arrest of their colleague was a result of the governmnet’s failure to protect the rights of the people of the region.

   Mr Ehsan Ali Advocate, Burhanullah, Mohammad Rafique, Ali Haider Taj, Safder Ali and others strongly condemned the arrest and said their colleague was held unlawfully and kept under habeas corpus for many hours.

   They said unfortunately

whenever a voice is raised for the rights of the people state machinery is used to silence it.

It shows that the rulers have become a silent spectator and state departments left to freely abuse civilian rights and use force against the masses.

    They demanded an investigation into the matter and said if  harassment of party activists was not stopped they would launch  mass demonstrations against the government.


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