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Asma Jehangir. - File photo
Asma Jehangir. - File photo

QUETTA: Well-known human rights activist, Asma Jehangir said that the deadly bombing at the Women University of Quetta left every rational person of society grief stricken.

Talking to reporters after meeting Jamhoori Watan Party Chief, Talal Akbar Bugti on Sunday, she said that the killing of innocent university students was a cruel and barbaric act. “There is no difference between the attack on Malala and the martyrs of Quetta,” she said, adding that the attack on vulnerable students was condemnable.

She said that the attack on the girls was an attempt on the part of a mindset to close the doors of education for females.

Regarding the Balochistan situation, she said that the number of missing persons was increasing. She however stated that the newly elected government appeared to be determined to normalise the situation.

She also praised the Supreme Court for taking up the missing persons cases in Balochistan. She said she had held a series of meetings with human rights activists and officials to get maximum information about issues pertaining to the province and that the “meetings were positive.” She said that civil society, political parties and state institutions must be on one page to find a political solution.

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zulmai khan Jun 24, 2013 03:46am

This lady is brave and courageous. There is not a single man who can stand up against the extremist in Pakistan.

w.shaikh Jun 24, 2013 05:15am

The role of Army and FC is very complicit in Balochistan. I am sure there are some foriegn elements are involved too. The government should first bring Army under its control. Replace Gen. Kiyani and all senior Generals immediately. Bring new breeds of officers who respect the constitution and the rule of law.

ailly Jun 24, 2013 06:20am

Asma Jahangir, a wonderful but never had the guts to capture masses.

there's no answer with Asma or Dawn newspaper that newly elected government appeared to be determined to normalise the situation ... she is pmln pro so she would advertise this govt, of course.

she is just a novice God knows what she is doing in the name of human rights. until now I have not seen even very small portion of nation has benefited out of such cowardly condemnation. what are the solutions ?.

Hassan Jun 24, 2013 11:07am

Shame on people like Maulana Fazlu Rehamn, who said that it seemed that attack on Malala was preplanned. Also Imran Khan should now not hide from confronting these terrorists and clean this mess in KPK