Killing of noted religions scholar Dr. Sarfaraz Naeemi

Press Release, June 12

Dr. Sarfaraz NaeemiLahore: Ms. Asma Jahangir, Chairperson, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has expressed deep pain and anguish at the continuing suicide bombings that persist in causing heavy loss of human lives.

The latest incident of target bombing took the life of noted religions scholar Dr. Sarfaraz Naeemi, Head of the Jamia Naeemia, in Lahore and several faithfuls in a Nowshera mosque besides injuring several persons who came to offer Juma prayers.

HRCP chairperson has urged upon the federal and provincial governments and the law enforcement bodies to take strong preventive measures to bring to halt further loss of human life. Ms Asma Jahangir urged upon the political leadership of the country, members of the legislative bodies and social activists to undertake the task of mobilizing the public against the elements who desire to enforce their agenda through use of brute force.

She has urged upon the followers of Dr. Naeemi to remain peaceful while expressing their grief over the cowardly act of killing of their religious divine in the suicide bombing that killed and injured other innocent persons who had participated in the Juma prayers at the Jamia Naeemia mosque

Issued by: Husain Naqi

For Human Rights Commission of Pakistan

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