01 August, 2014 / Shawwal 4, 1435

Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) spokesman Asim Saleem Bajwa.—File Photo

RAWALPINDI: The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Saturday dismissed a recent report by a global human rights watchdog, calling it a “pack of lies, propaganda-driven and totally biased.”

The report by the Human Rights Watch (HRW) had accused Pakistani security forces of allowing extremist groups to attack minorities.

“It is yet another attempt to malign Pakistan and its institutions through fabricated and unverified reports, completely favouring an anti-Pakistan agenda,” said a statement by the ISPR, the public relations wing of the Pakistani military.

“The HRW report seems to be a clear attempt to further fuel already ongoing sectarian violence and to create chaos and disorder in Pakistan,” it added.

In its report, the HRW had accused the Pakistani military of continuing to “perpetrate abuses with impunity in Balochistan and beyond”, with the government “unable or unwilling to break the links of military and intelligence agencies with extremist groups.”

The ISPR hit back Saturday, critcising the rights watchdog for raising controversies through biased reports, and favouring an anti-Pakistan agenda through “funding from certain quarters.”

“HRW has no credibility and has been criticised world wide for raising controversies through its biased reports and funding from certain quarters and its reports have been rejected by many countries of the world,” said the ISPR statement.

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