Iftikhar Loond – the Ministry of Human Rights’ latest Blunder; In the latest news, we have heard quite a bit about Iftikhar Loond, the man that was recently hired as the focal person by Federal Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari in Sindh in July 2019, and then removed after a few weeks. While the government did so, they clearly failed to take into account his previous offences that defy the very definition of human rights.
There had been a FIR registered against Loond in April 2019 in Khanpur Mahar police station, under sections 324 (attempt to commit qatl-i-amd), 355 (assault or criminal force with intent to dishonour a person), 147 (punishment for rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with a deadly weapon).
The background behind this FIR is that the driver (victim) was working for Shafiq Loond – the manager of Iftikhar’s transport business – who had abused him. The driver had decided to go and complain to Iftikhar Loond about it, who then went ahead and sodomised him with an iron rod, after which he was beaten up by Mumtaz Ali, Rafiq Loond and Shafiq Loond in his presence.
He was taken to a hospital in Mirpur Mathelo by his son, where he received 15 stitches, and had to be kept under observation for 25 days.
The questions that arise from this whole fiasco are as follows:
Why did the government not run a full background check when appointing Loond for this position?
If they did run a background check, why would they make such an inhumanitarian decision? Is it only a formality that they conduct for the sake of conducting it?
Is the reason Loond was removed is only because of the people’s backlash or is it because this man is clearly not fit to be near any human rights’ decision?
Also, why has the Prime Minister not taken notice of this, and has still kept this monster as a member of the PTI?
Iftikhar Loond – the Ministry of Human Rights’ latest Blunder