ISLAMABAD The National Assembly Standing Committee on Human Rights on Tuesday declared the incidents of Khorottabad and the killing of a boy in Karachi by Rangers a sheer violation of human rights. The meeting was chaired Riaz Fatyana. Farahnaz Isphani, Samina Mushtaq Pugganwala, Raheela Baloch, Fauzia Habib, Mehreen Razzaque Bhutto, Araish Kumar, Kishwar Zehra, Jawad Hussain, Dr Attiya Inayatullah and Syed Mumtaz Alam Gillani attended the meeting. The agenda of the committee was to asses the present status of human rights in the country including progress report on Abbottabad case in connection with recommendations of previous meetings held by the standing committee, progress report regarding five persons who were killed in Khrotabad, Quetta, misbehaviour and stopping of a parliamentarians vehicle by the Islamabad police on May 13, 2011. Some important issues including implementation status of the recommendations of meetings held on August 18, 2009, September 1, 2009, and September 29, 2009; womens autonomy in adoption of contraceptive measures and domestic violence; denial of women inheritance; affairs of Pak-Shama School, Doha and conditions laid down for the purpose of affiliation of an institution with the federal board and case of Mr Waseem, a physical instructor, were discussed at length in the meeting. The committee expressed concern over the incident of stopping the parliamentarians vehicle for one hour by the Islamabad police as he was going to attend the joint session of Parliament. The committee termed the incident as criminal negligence, non-professional, unethical and misconduct by the Islamabad police and advised them to improve their attitude. The IGP police, Islamabad, clarified that the concerned official had been suspended and an enquiry report would be furnished soon. The committee condemned the incident of killing of five persons in Akhrotabad, Quetta, and termed the act as inhumane. The act of uniform force, police and FC was criminal as a pregnant woman and four other innocent members of a family were killed, they said and also regretted the stealing of a golden locket from a dead body. Baqar Shah, police surgeon, explained the position that a dead body was brought at 6:05 pm and the cause of death was firing. Total 56 bullets were fired out of which 26 bullets were recovered and there was no sign of suicide belt on their bodies, he added. The committee called Balochistan FC IG Ch Mushtaq in the next meeting. The committee expressed displeasure over the absence of former and the present CCPO, Quetta, and recommended that both officials should be summoned as per rule and in case they do not appear, the committee may direct the respective core commander of Quetta to arrest them and present them before the committee. With regard to the Abbottabad firing case on April 12, 2010, the committee inquired from the official of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa government that clear cut directions were given by the ministry of human rights on May 12 and three FIRs were registered on April 30, 2010, May 5, 2010 and May 11, 2010 but no action had been yet taken. The KP additional secretary (police) clarified that the federal government had not yet been consulted. If directions are not implemented by June 20, disciplinary action shall be initiated against the KP chief secretary and the IGP through the federal secretary establishment, the committee warned. As far as the affair of Pak Shama School was concerned, the committee listened to victims Muhammad Asghar and Muhammad Hayat Abbasi. The chairman Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education confirmed that the concerned school was affiliated with the FBISE, however, they had no administrative control. The committee said as $10 billion foreign remittance was coming from the Pakistanis working abroad, therefore it was moral duty and responsibility of the ministry of foreign affairs/FBISE to look after their interests. The FBISE chairman was advised to intervene in the matter. The ministry of foreign affairs was advised to depute CWAs for the cause and furnish the report in this regard. Regarding letter from Lt Col (r) Shamim Sheikh in connection with Airblue plane crash incident, the committee recommended to call the CAA DG and the ministry of defense additional secretary to explain the position in the next meeting. Over Police Order 2002, the committee advised to constitute Police Compliant Authority and National Safety Public Commission. It said police had acquired all magistrate powers but did nothing for the interest of public at large. The human rights cell should be established in all all provinces, they suggested. The ministry of interior was advised to hold meeting for controlling road accidents and amend the relevant rules. It also advised the ministry of interior to examine the proposal that traffic police should be under the control of DPO. The role of FIA should be also be examined, they suggested.