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Shehbaz Sharif extrajudicial killings

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Shehbaz Sharif extrajudicial killings – Lucman Show – NewsOne – Mar 9, 2009.

Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif use of “extrajudicial killings” (murder of alleged criminals by police on orders of Shehbaz Sharif) is well known from their earlier tenures.

It seems they had restarted this practice in their recent incarnation.

In this episode, Lucman presents a video recorded by a resident of the locality where the police staged an “encounter”. Supposedly holding some youngsters with blindfolds outside the house, taking them in, staging a raid, and then killing them in a hail of bullets. Lucman states he has video of the police press conference where the same youngsters were presented as the criminals who were raided.

Lucman presents the video evidence to a journalist for followup. Other guests are Humanyun Gohar (son of Altaf Gauhar – of dubious fame from Ayub Khan era).

The quality of guests is not the main issue – but the fact that evidence has been presented which could lead to the conviction of Shehbaz Sharif for ordering extrajudicial killings, and if some police officers turn state informer, it could lead to the inclusion of cases from their previous term.

While it is true that some of those killed may have been criminals, and the courts “let them go”, however the weakness in the court system should not be remedied by the actions of the police, since it tends to degenerate the situation further, and leads to public distrust of the police and the courts. The solution is not to give further powers to police to kill on sight, but to remedy the flaw at the court level.

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March 11, 2009 at 9:33 am

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