Published on Regional Times (Pakistan), by Shazia Marri, April 6, 2009.
Karachi: Minister Information Sindh Ms. Shazia Marri has strongly condemned the public flogging of a 17-year-old girl in Swat.
Terming the incident as “barbaric” and “a heinous crime against the humanity,” Ms. Marri added that the people of Pakistan would never accept such atrocities, further reiterating that inflicting such suffering under the guise of Islam is unacceptable, as Islam is a religion of peace and justice, which would never teach such brutalities. Reaffirming the government’s stance on the issue, Ms. Marri said that the government stands firm in its commitment to protect the lives, rights and properties of the people.
She further assured that the perpetrators of the flogging incident would be brought to justice.
Commenting on the recent bombings, Ms. Marri said that Pakistan, like the rest of the world, is a victim to terrorism, adding that as a nation, Pakistan condemned such attacks and their perpetrators in the harshest possible terms, and considered these acts as being not only against Pakistan, but against humanity at large … (full text).
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Watch these videos (half in english):
- Kiran Aur George: (Part 2 with Shazia Marri), 9.59 min, 18 July 2008;
- Kiran Aur George: (Part 3 with Shazia Marri), 9.56 min, 18 July 2008;
Political leaders condemn Chakwal attack, April 5, 2009;
Shazia Marri condemns attack on Police Training Center, March 30, 2009;
Shazia Marri visits Lyari, January 27, 2009;
See also the Google download-book: State of Human Rights in Pakistan, By Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, 2006.