UNHRC raises issue of atrocities on Sindhi community in Pakistan, demands investigation
Geneva: The issue of atrocities on the Sindhi community in Pakistan has reached the United Nations Human Rights Council. At the 50th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, World Sindhi Congress (WSC) member Asif Panwar raised the issue of atrocities and demanded an inquiry. He said that minorities in Pakistan are not even allowed to hold peaceful meetings.
Asif said people who had come to pay homage to the founder of Sindh nationalist movement GM Saeed on his 27th birthday were threatened. During the UNHRC session on June 17, Asif showed the list of those arrested who had come to attend the peaceful meeting.
Pakistani police have registered a case of sedition and terrorist activities against 190 people. Of these, 87 people, including 25 women, have been arrested. Asif appealed to the UNHRC to put pressure on Pakistan so that the rights of the Sindhi people are not violated.