Activist of Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) hold candles during a protest against the killing of party leader Zahra Shahid Hussain in Karachi on May 19, 2013. – AFP Photo
Activist of Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) hold candles during a protest against the killing of party leader Zahra Shahid Hussain in Karachi on May 19, 2013. – AFP Photo

LAHORE: Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) chairperson Zohra Yusuf has said blame for the ongoing killing does not lie with those alone, who pulled the trigger of guns but with all those who promoted hatred, violence and ‘terrorism in politics.’

Zohra Yusuf, in a statement issued on Monday, expressed her fear over escalating confrontation and violence in Karachi and appealed to all sides to act in a rational manner and focus on resolving the litany of challenges facing the country.

“The HRCP is appalled by the spike in tensions in Karachi and the murder of a senior politician belonging to Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI),” she said.

Vice-President of Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf’s Sindh chapter, Zahra Shahid Hussain, was killed late on Saturday night.

“We reiterate the hope that many matters that emerge out of elections will be resolved rationally and in a non-violent manner and without flaring up emotions,” she added.

Zohra urged all sides to act in a calm and reasonable manner and de-escalate the tensions.

“We also expect that those responsible for ensuring the security of citizens will wake up to their duty without any further delay,” she added.

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