LAHORE - Pakistan Muslim League, Jamaat-e-Islami and Pakistan Awami Tehreek have condemned extrajudicial killings in Karachi and rape-cum-murders of minor girls in different parts of the country.

PML leader Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi appealed to the chief justice to take action against extrajudicial killings in Punjab as well. He said that Punjab rulers were behind the killing of people in police encounters. He said that struggle of lawyers for supremacy of the Constitution and law and justice for the oppressed was a bright chapter of the history. He said that those blocking the way of justice would have to go now.

He said this while talking to a delegation of the Sheikhupura District Bar Association that called on him at his residence here on Sunday. The delegation was headed by bar President Chaudhry Ghulam Murtaza Virk and Secretary Rehana Naz Ghumman. Senior lawyers Ghulam Rasool Chaudhry, Nasir Javed Cheema, Abdul Rauf Bhatti, Ahmad Murtaza Virk, Maleeha and Sana Akbar were also present. Pakistan Muslim League lawyers Chaudhry Attaullah Virk, Shakeel Attaullah Virk and Nauman Raza also attended the meeting.

Separately, PAT spokesperson Noorullah Siddique, in a statement, condemned the killing of young people in staged encounters by Karachi police. He demanded strict action against those involved in the crime.

Condemning the molestation of minor girls at Kasur and Mardan and killing of people in police encounters, the central Shoora of the Jamaat-e-Islami has called for immediate arrest of the culprits, comprehensive police reforms besides special arrangement for Islamic education at the school level.

A resolution adopted by the Shoora demanded that the police, especially at Kasur and Mardan, should go through a process of cleansing and given special training for public security. The use of the police force for political motives by the government should be stopped to increase its performance. It also stressed upon the federal and the provincial governments to adopt adequate measures for security of children.

Through another resolution, the Shoora condemned the continuous violation of human rights in Held Kashmir by the Indian occupation forces, razing of Kashmiri people’s houses and gardens and sources of earning besides inhuman treatment of women and children. It also condemned the cross border firing by India, resulting in martyrdom of soldiers and civilians. It demanded payment of compensation to the bereaved families for their losses.