The United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Turk, expressed deep concern over the situation in Pakistan and highlighted that Pakistan’s decision to use military courts to try civilians. Be reviewed again.
I Volker Turk expressed concern over the recent increase in violence and concerns about mass arrests carried out under problematic laws, which potentially lead to arbitrary detention.
He called on the authorities to ensure an immediate, impartial and transparent investigation into the deaths and injuries during the May 9 protests.
He emphasized that the only viable path towards a safe and prosperous Pakistan lies in upholding human rights, democratic processes and the rule of law and emphasized the importance of meaningful and unrestricted participation of all sections of society.