HR Ministry Appoints Man Accused of Torturing Servant as Focal Person for Human Rights

Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf’s (PTI) local leader from Ghotki, Mir Iftikhar Ahmed Lund, has been appointed as the focal person for Human Rights in Sindh.

According to reports, Iftikhar was booked for brutally torturing his driver with a steel rod in April this year.

The incident occurred in the last week of April when the driver Allah Rakhio developed some disagreement with one of Iftikhar’s cousins. Later, he was called to his employer’s residence where Iftikhar, along with his cousins, beat him with a steel rod and brutally tortured him while making a video of the whole incident.

The case got the attention of mainstream media when injured Rakhio’s video went viral on social media. In the video, he could be seen lying on his back on a stretcher and demanding justice while receiving the medical treatment.

His medical report said that Rakhio received eight stitches after a metal rod was forcefully inserted in his rectum.

Following the hue and cry on social and mainstream media, a case was registered against Iftikhar, who reportedly belongs to an influential family of Ghotki. However, no action was taken against him.

Earlier this week, Iftikhar has been appointed as the focal person for human rights. Minister Shireen Mazari has been called out by several activists on Twitter over the odd decision.

People believed that Iftikhar – a sheer human rights violator – should have been removed from his party position after the scandal surfaced. But, the irony is that he has been given a position in the human rights ministry instead to protect the same people he’s been accused of torturing.

  • It seems that this channel is getting lifafas from PMLN.
    Also Shame on everyone who are trying to question this appointment. We trust in Khan and we have to defend him. He is the only hope and the best person to rule Pakistan.

    • Nope. I voted for Khan in the last two elections, but I condemn Lund’s appointment. Understand, that you are different from a patwari/jiyala (blind followers). We support PTI but we are not bound in their servitude so as to defend their bad moves.

      • This is exactly the kind of thinking our people need to adopt. Support whatever political party you want, but if they do something bad that’s not in the interest of Pakistan, criticize them. At the end of the day, we all want what’s best for Pakistan regardless of what political party is in power.

    • heheheheh :D :D his team is so worst, I am from Sindh, I know that hhe is cruel wadera

    • You’re disgusting and so are your politicians. Aisi awam ki waja sy pakistan ka kuch nai ho sakhta.
      Theres a reason why European countries are 1000 years ahead us.

    • Why shouldn’t we question it? We are the voters, we are the taxpayers. These people work for us. If we don’t then how will they get better? The Khulfa e Rashideen allowed people to question them, so why not our elected representatives?

  • There is no such thing as human rights in Pakistan. The law of the jungle prevails here.

  • I am hard core supporter of IK. If this story is true then Mir Iftikhar should be removed immediately & prosecuted to the fullest & to be made an example of.

  • Man having such brutality should not be appointed as Human Rights Focal person. very sad.

  • It’s a shame that such a person has been appointed FP for HR. It’s like , to use a cliche, selecting a cat to guard milk. Truly, it puts a big question mark on the criteria for appointing a person for such a job.

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