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Usman Kakar Case: UN Special Rapporteurs Call for Investigation of “Kill List”
UN Special Rapporteurs have urged the Pakistan Government to investigate a 'kill list' published on Facebook by TTP and provide details of its response in connection with Usman Kakar's death and threats to journalists Gul Bukhari and Fazal ur Rehman Afridi and former Senator Farhatullah Babar. The government has 60 days to respond, failing which all communications will be made available in a report presented to the UN Human Rights Council. The UN rapporteurs have also urged measures to prevent harm to the individuals named on the list.
18th Amendment roll back an existential threat to country: Farhatullah Babar
July 3rd, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The roll back of the 18th Constitutional Amendment and Pakistan’s re-engagement with the Taliban militia are the two foremost existential threats to the country, Farhatullah Babar, Pakistan People Party Secretary General, said at a memorial reference for late senator Usman Kakar.
Kakar’s martyrdom raised people’s awareness against exploitation: Afrasiab Khattak
July 3rd, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The martyrdom of late senator Usman Kakar has raised awareness among the masses to continue their struggle against exploitation in the country, Afrasiab Khattak
Apex court judges should conduct probe into Kakar’s murder: PkMAP leader
July 3rd, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Speaking in a memorial reference for Usman Kakar in Lahore, Mukhtar Khan Yousafzai, has renewed calls for a judicial inquiry comprising apex court judges into the alleged murder of the late party senator.
Usman Kakar’s family welcome judicial probe, but FIR yet to be lodged
July 28th, 2021; By Ahmad Saeed; LAHORE; The family of the late Usman Kakar welcomes the formation of judicial commission by the Balochistan Govt.
Son calls for judicial probe into Usman Kakar’s death
June 24th, 2021; By Hamid Riaz & Hassan Raza; LAHORE; "I am proud that my father is a martyr for democracy. A Judicial Commission should investigate his death & present its finding to the people of this country," says Khushal Kakar, son of late senator.
Murdered or Died? Usman Kakar’s death gives rise to rumours
July 22nd, 2021; By Hamid Riaz, Ahmed Saeed & Hassan Raza; LAHORE/QUETTA; Senator Usman Kakar's demise has given birth to several rumors. His son Khushal Kakar is adamant that his father was murdered while PkMAP leaders & members of parliament have called for a thorough investigation into Khushal's allegations