Shireen Mazari removes human rights adviser Iftikhar Lund accused of assault

Aisha Mahmood July 29, 2019

Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari removed on Monday Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Iftikhar Ahmed Khan Lund as focal person on human rights for Sindh.

Lund was appointed as the focal person on human rights for Sindh on July 10. He was given the position despite being accused of assaulting a man, who worked for him as a van driver, which received major backlash from the public. A FIR was also filed against Lund over alleged assault charges.

Days after his appointment, the human rights minister took to her official Twitter handle and shared the notification on Lund’s removal. Mazari said that the PTI leader was removed after re-investigation had revealed new evidence. “I also wish to express my regret over the earlier notification,” Mazari added.

 

Copyright Business Recorder, 2019

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